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Cambridge International Examinations board announces toppers

Thirty-one Indian students have achieved the highest marks in the world for single subjects in the November 2013 and May 2014 Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) series. These students are from Cambridge schools across India and each of these students will be felicitated for their outstanding academic achievements with an Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award, at the annual awards programme for Cambridge International Examinations.

Of the world toppers, 15 students got topped in the Mathematics paper alone. The remaining students excelled in a wide range of subjects including English, Information Communication and Technology, Biology and Economics. The world toppers have out-performed thousands of candidates worldwide in Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge International AS Level and Cambridge International A Level exams.

In addition to the 31 world toppers, 84 national toppers and 29 high achievers have also been recognised for their excellent performance with Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards. The 84 students who achieved the top marks in India led the ranks in subjects including Geography, History, Music, French, German, Spanish, Sanskrit and World Literature. The list of awardees also includes students who have achieved the total highest cumulative marks across a number of subjects in India.

Vinayak Sudhakar, Senior Schools Development Manager, India, said: "We congratulate learners across India 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."

In the recent May 2014 exam series, Cambridge International Examinations saw strong growth: there was a 10 per cent growth across all Cambridge qualifications offered in India, with more than 43,000 entries. Additionally, entries for Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics and Sciences (Physics, Biology and Chemistry) have grown by almost nine per cent, with more than 8000 entries.

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