SJI International students top the world in mathematics exam

SJI International students top the world in mathematics exam
SJI International students Nguyen Thien Hung, Isaac Tan Kai Rong, and Fan Shu Yang with their Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award, Top in the World certificates.

SINGAPORE - Three students from St Joseph's Institution International have received prestigious awards from Cambridge International Examinations for their outstanding performance in the Nov 2014 IGCSE examinations.

Cambridge Top in the World awards recognise the success of students who have achieved the highest standard mark in the world for a single subject.

Students Nguyen Thien Hung, Isaac Tan Kai Rong and Fan Shu Yang, who received the award this year - attained perfect scores in their mathematics examination.

Mr Bradley Roberts, Principal of the High School at SJI International, said, "We are delighted with this excellent result by SJI International students and congratulate the three students. 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."

Of their learning experience at SJI International, Isaac Tan said: "SJI International has a teaching philosophy which I have grown very accustomed to; I 'learn how to learn'. My teachers really instil a burning passion beyond mere memorisation."

Said Fan Shu Yang: "My teachers taught me that mathematics is far more than solving questions in exams. It nurtures our critical thinking skills to help us become lifelong learners."

The third perfect scorer, Nguyen Thien Hung, reflected: "SJI International provides a perfect environment for me to nurture my aspirations, not only in mathematics but also for all my dreams in the future."

Last year, two students from SJI International received the same award for Music and Literature (English).

Dr Ben Schmidt, Regional Director, Southeast Asia and Pacific at Cambridge International Examinations, said: "I believe the excellent performance of these award winners, and the student population as a whole, is evidence of the highest educational standards in Cambridge schools within Singapore. It is also evidence of the learners' hard work, determination, and passion to succeed."

candicec@sph.com.sg

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