Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards
Wednesday 18th February saw the annual Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards hosted jointly by the British Council and Cambridge International Examinations at the Yak & Yeti Hotel. The event celebrates the achievement of students at AS and A Levels across Nepal where over 1500 students sit CIE examinations. This year TBS students won two of the awards: Rintsen Sherpa for Top in Nepal in Biology and Ruth Butterworth for High Achievement in Geography. Rintsen should rightly be congratulated on gaining the highest score in Biology in the whole country. Ruth's award is for the subjects that do not have as many candidates entered for in Nepal, but is recognition that her achievement in Geography was amongst the highest globally and de facto the highest in Nepal. She also deserves congratulations. The event was graced by the presence of various dignitaries from the British Council, the British Embassy, Cambridge International Examinations and, as guest of honour, the Vice President of Nepal. It is important to remember that as a small school our entries for Cambridge A Levels amount to less than 2% of the total number in Nepal, yet we won 2 out of the 14 awards available at AS Level and 2 out of the 8 awards available for those subjects we actually teach at TBS.