ACG Schools has recently celebrated an outstanding year of academic awards, achieving the best results on record and the highest in the country in the November 2022 examination series. The students of ACG Schools have received various Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards, including Top in the World, Top in New Zealand, and High Achievement, recognising the learners who have achieved the highest marks in their respective subjects, either competing on the global stage or across New Zealand.
To put this into context, last year, over 2 million students around the world took Cambridge examinations in more than 10,000 schools in the United Kingdom, United States, China, India, and Singapore, as well as throughout Europe, South America, and the Middle East. By sweeping a total of 33 Awards and achieving 100% A-Level pass rates, ACG Schools received the highest number of accolades in the Cambridge examinations compared to any other independent school in New Zealand.
ACG Schools’ results were recognised as “extremely impressive” by the Cambridge Assessment International Education after amassing 10 Top in the World and 14 Top in New Zealand Awards. Proportionally, 1 out of every 3 awards in the country were received by ACG students for the November 2022 examination series.
Top in the World accolades went to students such as Benjamin Witters (History), Shanying Liu (Art & Design), Yitong Shao (Design & Technology), Angel Zhang and Bowen Ying (Foreign Language Mandarin), and Chenghao Li (Mathematics) for their performance across Cambridge International A Level, AS Level, and IGCSE subjects. Charlotte Stokes alone received two Top in the World awards for Foreign Language Spanish and History, as well as Top in New Zealand for Co-Ordinated Sciences (Double Award). Moreover, Charlotte Stokes was also the only student in the country to be awarded Best Across Five Cambridge IGCSEs.
Top in New Zealand awards include students Yuwen Peng (Psychology), Cedric Siriwardana (Physics), Xinya Gao (Mathematics and Chemistry), Jessica Liu (Mathematics), Gabriella Styris (English Literature), Chit Ching Sunny Deng (Digital Media & Design), Xiaotian Xu (Biology), Elena Jiahe Song (Physics), Minho Choi (Music), Allen Yixiang Weng (Combined Science), and Borui Yuan (Computer Science). Jessica Liu also claimed the Top AS Student across all of New Zealand.
ACG Schools CEO Clarence van der Wel suggests that the awards are the visible outcome of the dedication, hard work, and outstanding abilities of the students at ACG Schools and the opportunities provided by being a part of the Cambridge International Examinations community, “We pride ourselves on providing world-class educational opportunities across all ACG schools”, said ACG Schools CEO Clarence van der Wel. “Our students are highly motivated and passionate about learning, and their enthusiasm and determination are clearly reflected in their 2022 results. Through the strength of our teaching and the backing of the wider ACG community, we continue to see our students succeed now and in the future.”