21 December 2009
The outstanding academic success of young scholars in Cyprus was celebrated on Monday 21 December at Edexcel’s annual High Achievers’ Award Ceremony, hosted this year in the Cine Studio at the University of Nicosia.
At the ceremony, 75 students were presented with certificates of excellence for achieving top marks in their summer 2009 A level, O level, GCSE and IGCSE examinations. An additional 73 students received awards in a separate ceremony hosted for Art and Design subjects which was held on Monday 14 December in Larnaca.
In addition to receiving his/her award, one student (name withheld for privacy reasons) was the lucky winner of a prize draw for two return flights to London which was jointly sponsored by Cyprus Airways and Edexcel.
Ms Jane Holliday, Edexcel's Regional Development Manager who is permanently located in Cyprus, was also happy to announce at the awards ceremony that the University of Nicosia has generously agreed to offer a full scholarship to study a MA in International Relations to one lucky 2009 Edexcel A level High Achiever. Students interested in applying for the scholarship were instructed to submit an expression of interest to the university admissions office by the end of 2010.
Speaking about the awards ceremony, Ms Holliday said:
"We are excited this year to have two such high-profile organisations, the University of Nicosia and Cyprus Airways, helping us honour our High Achievers. Year after year, Cypriot students prove themselves to be amongst the brightest in the world by achieving top marks in Edexcel’s examinations, which are delivered in over 85 countries worldwide. This consistent level of high achievement is not only a testament to the hard work of these students but also to the quality of teaching and level of support that Cypriot students receive from their families, teachers and schools during their studies."
Speakers at this year’s ceremony included Mr Richard Law, Director of the British Council Cyprus, His Excellency Mr Peter Millett, British High Commissioner, and Captain Andreas Mateou of Cyprus Airways.
You can see some photos from this awards ceremony here.