CIE announces winners of Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards of Nepal

2015-02-20

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Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is delighted to announce the winners of the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards, Nepal. The awards celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of secondary school learners in Nepal in the June and November 2014 Cambridge examination series.


The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards was presented at Hotel Yak and Yeti, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu on 18 February 2015. The Honourable Vice President of Nepal, Mr. Pramanand Jha, was the guest of honour in today’s ceremony. Special Guests were: Dr Lava Deo awasthi, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Education, Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director, Cambridge International Examinations, Charge d’ affaires Sir Guy Harrison, British Embassy and Brendan McSharry OBE, Country Director of British Council Nepal.


Over 33 learners received awards for exceptional performance in Cambridge examinations, including 29 learners who attained the highest marks in Nepal in a subject. The awards also celebrated the achievements of those learners who have been recognised for ‘High Achievement’ based on outstanding performance in subjects which are not yet so widely taken in Nepal, and learners who have achieved the total highest cumulative marks across a number of subjects. The winning learners out-performed thousands of candidates worldwide who sat examinations in Cambridge International AS and A Level.


These outstanding results will be recognised by employers and universities around the world as proof of academic excellence.


His Excellency Honourable Vice President, Pramanand Jha said: “I want to extend my heartfelt congratulation to all the students for achieving academic excellence.
Quality education is the need of today and with these achievements it’s a gateway to expedite in education and become competitive globally. This is a proud moment for us as our students now lead a path of becoming skilful citizens and in the future will be able to contribute in the development of the country.”


While Dr Lava Deo Awasthi, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Education highlighted: “Today I am honoured to be a part of this ceremony. Firstly, for the students outstanding achievements from Nepal and secondly with the launch of AS Nepali Studies, we are now connected to the global community. This is a great moment for us academically.”


Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director, CIE said “We congratulate learners across Nepal on their outstanding results in the Cambridge examinations. These achievements demonstrate the dedication and commitment of teachers support provided by families and friends, and learners’ determination and passion to succeed. This success defines them not just as learners, but as Cambridge learners. We wish them every success in their future.”


Brendan McSharry OBE, Country Director of British Council Nepal expressed before awarding the certificates of excellence to the students, “Today we celebrate the accomplishment of the students who have excelled in A and AS Levels across in a range of subjects in Nepal. Over 300,000 students from across the world pursue Cambridge International Examinations with 1500 from Nepal. With increasing demand in A and AS Levels studies, this year we will increase the teaching training and student support for the A Level Schools of Nepal and in study programme quality to help produce world toppers once again from Nepal. Another, biggest achievement for us to celebrate today is launching of AS Nepali Studies in the Cambridge International Examinations which will be implemented from June 2016 Examinations.”



Suzy Chowdhury, Schools Development Manager, CIE expressed: “I am very proud to congratulate learners across Nepal on their outstanding results in the Cambridge examinations. It is encouraging to acknowledge the high standards of education offered by schools across the country reflected through these exceptional results. These achievements are a credit to the partnerships which Cambridge has established with schools and demonstrate the dedication and commitment of teachers support provided by families and friends, and learners’ determination and passion to succeed. This success defines them not just as learners, but as Cambridge learners. I wish them every success in their future.”


The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award winners are as follows:


Top in Nepal


June 2014 examination series

Subject

Name

School name

Qualification level

Accounting

Vashistha Manjul Awasthi

Global College International 

Cambridge International AS Level

Biology

Abigail Grace Knoble

Kathmandu International Study Centre

Cambridge International AS Level

Biology

Rintsen Norbu Sherpa

The British School Kathmandu 

Cambridge International AS Level

Business Studies

Puja Chauhan

Trinity International College 

Cambridge International AS Level

Business Studies

Abigail Grace Knoble

Kathmandu International Study Centre 

Cambridge International AS Level

Chemistry

Sampanna Bhattarai

St. Xavier’s College 

Cambridge International AS Level

Computing

Sandeep Gyawali

St. Xavier’s College 

Cambridge International AS Level

Economics

Aadarsha Sainju

Rato Bangala School Kathmandu 

Cambridge International AS Level

English Language

Bhushan  Suwal

Budhanilkantha School Kathmandu 

Cambridge International AS Level

General Paper

Alisha Chaudhary

Gandaki Higher Secondary Boarding School 

Cambridge International AS Level

Mathematics

Anukriti Shrestha

Rato Bangala School Kathmandu 

Cambridge International AS Level

Physics

Susav Lal Shrestha

St. Xavier’s College 

Cambridge International AS Level

Psychology

Satyam Shrestha

Ace Institute of Management 

Cambridge International AS Level

Sociology

Tenzing Choekyi Sherpa

A.J. Wild Institute ofAdvanced StudiesKathmandu 

Cambridge International AS Level

Accounting

Ashutosh Adhikari

St. Xavier’s College 

Cambridge International AS Level

Biology

Smriti Pandey

Rato Bangala School Kathmandu Rato Bangala School Kathmandu

Cambridge International AS Level

Business Studies

Ashutosh Adhikari

St. Xavier’s College 

Cambridge International A Level

Chemistry

Ashwin Swar

Budhanilkantha School Kathmandu 

Cambridge International A Level

Computing

Sandesh Chapagain

Chelsea International Academy 

Cambridge International A Level

Economics

Sumit Giri

Saipal Academy 

Cambridge International A Level

Mathematics

Sabnam Shrestha

Orient College of Science and Management 

Cambridge International A Level

Physics

Himal Shrestha

Chelsea International Academy 

Cambridge International A Level

Sociology

Angela Sharma

Chelsea International Academy 

Cambridge International A Level


November 2014 examination series

Subject

Name

School name

Qualification level

Accounting

Roja Khadka

Gems’ Institute of Higher Education

Cambridge International AS Level

Biology

Shaili Regmi

Trinity International College 

Cambridge International AS Level

Chemistry

Madhav Shrestha

Trinity International College 

Cambridge International AS Level

Computing

Roshan Poudel

Chelsea International Academy 

Cambridge International AS Level

Economics

Sanskriti Timseena

Chelsea International Academy 

Cambridge International AS Level

English Language

Lirona Joshi

Budhanilkantha School Kathmandu 

Cambridge International AS Level

English Language

Ojaswi Aryal

Budhanilkantha School Kathmandu 

Cambridge International AS Level

General Paper

Shrijana Rai

‘Gems’ Institute of Higher Education 

Cambridge International AS Level

General Paper (International)

Evaniya Shakya

Rato Bangala School Kathmandu 

Cambridge International AS Level

Mathematics

Madhav Shrestha

Trinity International College 

Cambridge International AS Level

Physics

Roshan Poudel

Chelsea International Academy 

Cambridge International AS Level

Sociology

Sanskriti Timseena

Chelsea International Academy 

Cambridge International AS Level

Mathematics

Ananta Raj Bhattarai

Trinity International College 

Cambridge International A Level



Best across Awards


June 2014 examination series

Award

Name

School name

Place

Best Across Four Cambridge International AS Levels

Sampanna Bhattarai

St. Xavier’s College 

First place in Nepal

Best Across Three Cambridge International A Levels

Himal Shrestha

Chelsea International Academy 

First place in Nepal


November 2014 examination series

Award

Name

School name

Place

Best Across Four Cambridge International AS Levels

Roshan Poudel

Chelsea International Academy 

First place in Nepal


High Achievement

June 2014 examination series

Subject

Name

School name

Qualification level

Art and Design

Abigail Grace Knoble

Kathmandu International Study Centre 

Cambridge International AS Level

Geography

RuthShanti Butterworth

The British School Kathmandu 

Cambridge International AS Level

Further Mathematics

Ashwin Swar

Budhanilkantha School Kathmandu 

Cambridge International A

Level



November 2014 examination series

Subject

Name

School name

Qualification level

Environmental Management

Gaurav Pathak

Rato Bangala School Kathmandu 

Cambridge International AS Level