Two students from Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School, Petaling Jaya have achieved maximum marks at the recently concluded International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations for 2020. Both Yashodini A/P Andy Easwaren and Jun Rain Lim De Jin achieved the highest distinction in the IGCSE exams with straight A*(stars).
Yashodini and Jun Rain were among 16 students from Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School, who scored straight A’s during the recent international level examination. This places Beaconhouse as one of the best performing private school groups in the 2020 IGCSE examinations.
Commenting on her achievement, Yashodini said, “I am overjoyed by my performance in the IGCSE exams! I have always excelled at my studies over the years, but this past year was truly challenging. The pandemic and having to study from home were completely new to me and certainly a difficult experience. I am just happy to have still performed well to make my family and school proud.”
Yashodini has been prolific in her achievements at all levels including school, inter-school, district, national and international levels. She racked up over 35 award wins and distinctions across all levels in just three years. Highlights include a Gold Award at The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2019 and a Gold Award at the 2019 East Asia Maths Ninja Challenge.
The Cambridge IGCSE is an internationally recognized exam that provides students with the opportunity to a prestigious international qualification. Last year, more than 1 million students participated in Cambridge International-based examinations from over 10,000 schools around the world, including the UK, the USA, China, India, Singapore and Malaysia.
“I am absolutely ecstatic to have scored straight A stars. While I have always been skilled in Maths and English, I was quite concerned about the other subjects. Thankfully, with the support of my parents and the guidance of my teachers at Beaconhouse, I managed to do great! I am looking forward to the next phase of my life and hope that these results set me on my path to a bright future,” commented Jun Rain.
With their stellar performance, both Yashodini and Jun Rain are now in the running for potential top international recognition when the 2021 Outstanding Cambridge Learners Awards are announced in March. If they clinch distinctions during the upcoming Awards, they will join a growing string of Outstanding Cambridge Learners Awards achievers from Beaconhouse Sri Inai in the past several years.
This includes Teng Yee Shean and Hassan Bin Azhar who were both crowned Top in Malaysia by Cambridge Assessment International Education for Business Studies and Geography respectively in 2020. Meanwhile in 2019, Andrew Nge Jing Shuen clinched the coveted Top in the World award for Mathematics and Additional Mathematics. In 2018, alumnus Bryan Chow Wei Ming was crowned Top in the World for Mathematics, whilst Sneha Sherchan was named Top in Malaysia for Global Perspectives.
Speaking about the achievement, Nicki Coombs, Executive Principal for Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School said, “We are incredibly proud of Yashodini and Jun Rain’s performances and in fact the performance of all our straight A students. 2020 was a truly challenging year for our students and we are elated that they have all performed so admirably.”
“To achieve these results off the back of last year’s success in the Outstanding Cambridge Learners Awards is truly a testament to quality of our teachers and the effectiveness of our approach to education. Beaconhouse prides itself on our novel approach to holistic learning and never was this more important than in the past year. Online learning was at the core of our efforts last year and for our students and teachers to master these approaches to the level of achieving these results in the IGCSE exams is truly something noteworthy,” added Nicki.