He is only 17 years old but already created fame by emerging as Top in the World’ for Mathematics and Additional Mathematics. Andrew Nge Jing Shuen, a student from Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School, Petaling Jaya, has earned the prestigious award from the Cambridge Assessment International Education during the recent Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards, by gaining the highest standard mark in the world for International General Certificate of Secondary Education for Mathemathics (without coursework) and Additional Mathematics for the November 2018 examinations. This teenage boy has placed Malaysia, once again, in the global academic spotlight.
Commenting on his recognition, Andrew said, “I am extremely honoured to have received this global recognition. I love maths because of how it challenges me to solve difficult problems and I am happy that my passion and hardwork has helped me achieve this truly memorable moment.”
“Learning wasn’t always easy for me and I really struggled with homework due to low concentration earlier on in my education. But things turned around for me thanks to the dedication, patience and encouragement of my parents, teachers and peers who motivated and encouraged me to never give up and always try my best,” he added.
Every year, nearly 1 million students from around the world participate in Cambridge International based examinations, with Cambridge’s IGCSE programme representing the world’s largest provider of O Level qualifications being thought in more than 1900 schools in over 50 countries.
Speaking about the achievement, Nicki Coombs, Executive Principal for Beaconhouse Sri Inai International School said, “We are incredibly proud of Andrew’s achievement. He has worked so hard and has racked up impressive academic achievements in the past few years. This is the cherry on top and he is thoroughly deserving of this international recognition.”
“Andrew’s achievement is a testament to the Beaconhouse approach to holistic education and life-long learning. An approach that provides a balanced emphasis on academics, sports and other extra-curricular activities in service of developing well-rounded individuals that are fully equipped to excel in the global arena,” she added.
Having aced his IGCSE, Andrew is now pursuing South Australian Matriculation towards fulfilling his ambition of becoming a pharmacist with the noble intention of developing new medication that can potentially save lives.
For further information on the Beaconhouse Group of Schools please visit: www.beaconhouse.edu.my. To find out more about Cambridge Assessment International Education and the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards please visit: www.cambridgeinternational.org