Two YCIS students, Michelle Lam and Anthony Guo, have received the "Top in the World" International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) award from Cambridge International Education (CIE), an internationally recognized academic qualification for students from the ages of 14-16.
Grade 11 (Year 12 student) Michelle, who was in Grade 10 (Year 11) at the time of the test, had the highest score in the world for First Language Chinese and Anthony (who is in the same grade level) scored the highest worldwide for Additional Mathematics – no small feat considering the amount of competition they both faced globally.
According to the YCIS website, Anthony also "took first place for ‘Best Across Nine Cambridge IGCSEs’ and "YCIS students swept this whole category securing second place and third place."
YCIS has had great success in the IGCSE awards in the past – winning "Top in China" awards for Business, French, English as a Second Language, History, Sciences, and Art and Design on six occasions. Anothony and Michelle’s awards bring the tally up to eight and marks the first time students from the school have come out on top of the world. Congratulations to them both and to YCIS.