Published by SchoolAdvisor on Sep 07, 2020, 01:10 AM
Due to the unprecedented cancellation of the IGCSE examinations triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, IGCSE candidates around the world this year received their results based on collaborative assessment between their teachers and the examination boards.
Two students of Nexus International School Malaysia, Gopika Valappil and Danae Zhang were among some of the top scorers in the nation for IGCSE 2020 with a perfect score of 10 A*.
Gopika Valappil is a British national who has been with Nexus for more than 4 years. Gopika had hoped for 10 As but was quite uncertain about the results she would receive, due to the cancellation of exams.
“Nexus teachers provided a lot of guidance and help throughout our exam period. My decision to continue with the IB Diploma course at Nexus was also based on the extensive support I saw my seniors receive from Nexus teachers throughout their two years in the IBDP pre-university course,” says Gopika.
“With the IB programme, I feel that I am able to keep my options open and study a wide range of subjects,” she adds.
Danae Zhang, on the other hand, hails from China. She has enjoyed the openness and positive learning culture at Nexus and is especially proud that, as a non-native speaker, she achieved an A* in English First Language.
“Teachers are very encouraging at Nexus. I learnt to play the clarinet at Nexus and have always been able to approach any teacher for help, if I needed,” says Danae who started at Nexus in Year 9. Her hard work has indeed paid off, since the school recently awarded her with a partial scholarship to continue to study the IB programme.
Overall, Nexus learners celebrated outstanding IGCSE results this year. 96% of all grades were at the higher level of A*-C, whilst 51% were at the the top level of A*/A. Half of the year group achieved A*/A grades in at least 5 or more subjects, whilst an incredible 26% achieved the top grades in 9 or more subjects.
Nexus strongly emphasises on the personal development of the learners as well as their academic success so that they are ready for the challenges ahead of them in an ever-changing world. This will continue for the many students who have now embarked on the IB Diploma at Nexus.
“Students have worked incredibly hard and shown great resilience during this tough time. Supported by good teaching, it is of no surprise that we have achieved record level results again,” says David Griffiths, Nexus Principal.
Get to know more about the Nexus IGCSE & Middle School programme as well as it’s Preschool, Primary, Pre-university (IBDP) and Boarding School by booking a personal tour with our Academic & Admissions team. Due to Covid 19 SOPs, all tours are by appointment only.
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