Two students from St Joseph’s Institution International have received prestigious awards from Cambridge International Examinations to acknowledge their outstanding performance in the November 2013 Cambridge examination series.
Cameron Cheng Hsian Ming and Kimberly Cheah Jia Wen received the Cambridge Top in the World awards for Music and Literature (English) respectively.
This award recognises the success of students who have achieved the highest standard mark in the world for a single subject.
Cheng, who is in Grade 11 said, “It’s not just about the content, but the passion for the subject that the teachers instill in us, and their encouraging us to find out more. It’s really about learning to learn.”
Cheah, also in Grade 11, said, “One thing that is different about SJI International is that we really learn how to serve, and how service should be an integral part of everyone’s lives. In Literature, we study in groups and share ideas with our friends – so we get more out of it than just what we learn in the classroom. It’s one happy, live-and-serve-together community.”
Mr Bradley Roberts, principal of the High School at SJI International said, “We are delighted that SJI International students are excelling in all aspects of their learning. Our students are not only performing well in academics, but also in other facets of their lives: service and character development, outdoor education, and co-curricular activities. The Cambridge results are testament to our students’ successful growth in a holistic learning environment.”
It is the third consecutive time that the school has received a Cambridge Learner Awards.
Last year, three SJI International students achieved top marks in Additional Maths, International Maths, and Coordinated Sciences.