One learner from St. Paul’s has received a prestigious award from Cambridge International Examinations to acknowledge his outstanding performance in the November 2016 Cambridge examination series.
Cambridge Top in the World awards recognise the success of learners who have achieved the highest standard mark in the world for a single subject. Henrique Lorente, 16, received the Top in the World award for Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics (without coursework.)
Louise Simpson, Head at St. Paul’s said that the awards recognised the talent, dedication and commitment of both learners and staff. She said: “This is a very special achievement indeed for Henrique and for the maths department and we are thrilled that he has been recognised in this way.” Proud maths teacher Mike Sanderson added “I am so pleased to see Henrique’s hard work come to fruition in this way.”
Janet Morris, Director, International Network, said:
“It is extremely rewarding to congratulate Cambridge learners and teachers at St. Paul’s who have worked so hard to achieve tremendous success in Cambridge examinations. The results are a reflection of the enormous talent in Brazil, not only among learners but also within the teaching profession. Learners from St Paul’s have a bright future ahead of them, and I wish them every success in their future.”
Cambridge programmes and qualifications are taken by learners in more than 10000 schools in 160 countries. They are recognised by universities and employers around the world.
We have continued to be hugely impressed by the outstanding university offers the graduating class of 2017 have received at St. Paul’s School, São Paulo. Now is the time for the US universities to complete the offering process and the list is the best we have ever had. We do not yet know which institutions will be the pupils’ final choices but here is a taster of the US institutions who are keen to have Pauleans as students in September: Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Caltech, Columbia, Dartmouth, UPenn (Wharton), NYU (Stern), UCLA, Berkeley California, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, Parsons the New School, Berklee College of Music, University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon, Babson and Georgetown. Many pupils have multiple Ivy League offers and now have the difficult job of deciding which to accept. Across the Atlantic, the UK offers are conditional on IB results and the list is just as impressive, with a very good number of pupils holding the maximum number of offers at the top (Russell Group) universities; London School of Economics, Bristol, Bath, Edinburgh, St Andrew’s, Southampton, Leeds, University College London, Manchester, Warwick, City, Exeter and Sussex are just some of the impressive colleges on the lists. In addition we have an unprecedented number of offers for the top UK London art schools which really are the best in the world. We do not envy our leavers making their decisions!