Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award again goes to Bangkok Prep student

Deputy Head Girl awarded ‘Top in the Country’


For the third consecutive year, a Bangkok Prep student has excelled in the iGCSE Cambridge Examination series. Seventeen year old, Deputy Head Girl, Sarah Williams in Year 12 was awarded ‘Top in the Country’ by Cambridge International Examinations for her performance in the June 2015 exams. On Wednesday 14th October, Sarah collected the Outstanding Learner Award for the highest performing student in Thailand for History at IGCSE. To put the achievement in context, Sarah outperformed every single student who took IGCSE History at schools in Thailand – this is over 40 schools.

Ms Valerie Thomas-Peter, Head of School, said “At Bangkok Prep, our constant focus, is to provide the best learning opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential. This excellent result is a testimony to the quality and calibre of our students at Bangkok Prep and of our qualified and dedicated teachers who nurture individuals through constant support and guidance.”


Last year, two students from Bangkok Prep were awarded ‘Top in the Country’ in the IGCSE Mathematics examinations and ‘Top in The World’ in the IGCSE Art and Design examinations.

“This great achievement by Sarah was based upon her exceptional efforts in both the end of year exam and coursework, which saw her gain a very high A* grade. Her consistent dedication to her studies and hard work has resulted in this outstanding accomplishment. The Humanities department are all incredibly proud to have such a talented, hard-working student taking our subjects,” said Mr Steve Rudall, Sarah’s teacher and Humanities faculty Leader. More recently, Sarah was part of a group of Year 12 students who received Cambridge iCGSE certificates for a fantastic set of achievements accomplished while in Year 11. Sarah received 8 A* and 2 A grades including a “Top in Thailand” award.


The IGCSE (The International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds, and is taught in thousands of schools worldwide. Likewise, their A Level programme, also known as The Advanced Level General Certificate of Education, is also very popular worldwide and is highly recognised and valued by universities and employers. Students at Bangkok Prep sit for both the IGCSE and A Levels examinations.

All graduating students at Bangkok Prep have been offered a place to the university of their choice and some of these include University of Exeter, University of Bath, University College London (UCL), University of Southampton, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) New York, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of British Columbia (UBC) Canada and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore to name a few.

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