09 May 2008
Brilliance Awards ceremony in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recognises top achieving students.
Interest in following the Cambridge International Curriculum continues to grow in Saudi Arabia, with 80 International Schools in the Kingdom entering students for IGCSE and Advanced Level examinations this year.
The Brilliance Awards ceremony, hosted in conjunction with the British Council, was held in Riyadh, with thirty-five individuals receiving recognition across a broad range of subjects from Accounting to Chemistry.
William Bickerdike, CIE's Regional Manager for Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, was proud to present certificates to those who scored the highest marks in Saudi Arabia in a single subject at either IGCSE, AS or A Level.
Two IGCSE candidates ranked third in the world: Zainab Omer Naeem El-Ahmadi in IGCSE Arabic and Amir Ashraf in IGCSE Chemistry. Amir Ashraf told Arab News he felt great about being recognised for his achievement and his goal is to go on to study medicine in Canada.
William Bickerdike said: '"We congratulate these students for gaining such outstanding results. These talented candidates should be proud to have gained qualifications that will help provide a solid foundation for them in the coming years. The IGCSE qualification has an excellent reputation across the globe and prepares students not only for rigorous higher academic studies, but also for employment in an increasingly competitive global marketplace."