A big congratulations to our students who received top honours at the Cambridge and Pearson Outstanding Learner Awards at the end of last term. These awards recognise students who achieved better than most of their peers in an Edexcel course. We are so proud of the following Bangkok Patana students:
- Qian Man Li (Diana) – Top in Thailand for IGCSE Chinese as a Second Language
- Sarah Yue Tong Wong – Top in Thailand for IGCSE Information & Communication Technology
- Saira Sachdev – Top in Thailand for IGCSE Physical Education
- Vachiravich Phantratanamongkol (Turbo) – Top in world for IGCSE Mathematics
- Xiang Jie Lim (XJ) – Top in World for IGCSE Mathematics
Vachiravich Phantratanamongkol (Turbo), has this reflection to share:
“As I reflect on receiving my “Top in the World” award for IGCSE Mathematics, I am genuinely overwhelmed and honoured by this prestigious recognition. Achieving this award was not a walk in the park for me. When I first entered the IGCSE Maths course, it became apparent that the curriculum was comprehensive. Its framework required me to apply combinations of theoretical concepts and analytical problem-solving skills. I had to work my way through assignments, past papers, as well as problems which never seemed to end: a sometimes confusing world of numbers and more numbers. In the end, it was all worth it.
Above all, I have many people to extend my sincere gratitude to: those at Cambridge Assessment International Education, my family, friends and my teacher, Mr Lauffer. Without their unwavering support, I would not have been able to earn this award, which will inspire me in my future, preparing me for forthcoming challenges. Thank you all for being part of this extraordinary journey.”
- Scarlet Hornby – Highest Mark in Asia for GCSE Art and Design, Photography
- Akane Hirono – Highest Mark in Thailand for GCSE Japanese
- Fahsai Pibulsonggram – Highers Mark in Thailand for IGCSE Biology
- Nynn Puttisombat – Highest Mark in Thailand for GCSE Chemistry
- Thaya Siamwalla – Highest Mark in Thailand for GCSE Art and Design, Graphic Communication
- Paripatra Uchupalanan – Highest Mark in Thailand for IGCSE Chemistry
- Sarah Yue Tong Wong – Highest Mark in Thailand for GCSE Science (Double Award)
Congratulations as well to Ellie Imsuwansri for a Pearson Excellence Award for receiving 5 subjects with a Grade of 7 and above.
Scarlet Hornby, has this lovely reflection to share:
“My name is Scarlet Hornby and I am currently in Year 12. Last year, Photography was one of my GCSE options and I never expected to get so engaged into a creative subject! Initially, when picking the subject, I wanted a creative outlet, and Photography was definitely one, compared to my other subjects. It allowed me to form a whole new skill set especially in analytical work and viewing the world around us in a different manner. It required a creative mindset and I felt that I was using a different part of my brain, which developed new knowledge and transferable skills that I use now in all my other subjects in IB. (Such as the importance of the layout and visual presentation of my work, the importance of details, the skill of being able to interpret different perspectives and conduct selective research).
Photography is a form of expression for me as it allowed me to take global themes and issues that I was very passionate about and turn them into art. It allowed me to convey messages and also create open ended visual imagery.
I also enjoyed learning about film cameras, dark room processes and having a creative subject allowing me to express my opinions and views in the context of a very supportive class. I was guided by Mrs Marcovici, who somehow knew how to harness my creativity and I was always surrounded by colleagues that became friends during our two years together.
Winning the award for the Highest Mark in Asia for the combination of my coursework and exam in Photography was a truly fulfilling moment and allowed me to reflect on the acquisition of new skills and how much this subject truly changed my perspective and mindset related to our current world. “