British Council Bangladesh Director Barbara Wickham said Bangladesh has a large number of highly talented young students who have the potential to take part in the country’s economic progress in their journey to develop a better world.
She made the remarks during the sixth academic award ceremony of the Pearson’s leading qualification brand Edexcel, in collaboration with the British Council at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka on Saturday.
This year, 709 students have received awards for achieving outstanding results, while 55 students achieved world highest marks in different subjects, 81 primary and lower secondary students also received awards for their brilliant results.
There were 460 international GCSE and 113 international A levels awardees. These students have achieved at least seven ‘A’ grades or more in their international GCSE subjects and four ‘A’ grades in A levels.
The award ceremony was organized for the Bangladeshi students who have achieved outstanding results in their international GCSE and A levels examinations in 2017. Some of them have achieved a whopping 11 A grades in international GCSE and six ‘A’ grades in A levels examination.
British Council Director of Examinations Andriani Papapericleous said they would continue their support to schools, teachers and candidates in preparing for the examinations as part of their commitment to create opportunities and open doors to international education.
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