01 November 2006
Queen Rania Cambridge Awards reward high-achieving students
Prizes presented to Cambridge students
University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) will present awards to 19 high-achieving students and two inspiring teachers at the 4th Queen Rania Cambridge Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Tuesday 7 November.
Prizes will be presented to students who achieved high marks in the June 2006 exam session at a ceremony at Le Royal Hotel, Amman. Chris Daw, Regional Manager designate for Middle East and North Africa, and CIE's representative in Jordan Lamiaa Negm El Din, will be there to congratulate Jordan's exceptional students who have worked hard to gain Cambridge qualifications.
Chris Daw said: ""We congratulate these students for gaining such outstanding results. They should be proud to have gained qualifications that will help provide a solid foundation for them in the coming years.""
19 students will receive prizes for achieving outstanding results in GCSE and A Level subjects.
The prestigious Cambridge Queen Rania Student Award will also be presented. The award is given to the student who has made an exceptional contribution to the life of their school and local community, as well as their academic achievements. The British Council selects the winner from nominations made by Cambridge Centres in Jordan.
This year two students have won the award. Dina Bika'I from The Modern American School and Sarah Ayyash from Jordanian International Schools.
In recognition of the work of those teaching Cambridge syllabuses in Jordan, awards will be presented to two teachers selected from nominations made by their schools. These awards acknowledge the teachers' ability to inspire students and stimulate interest and understanding for a subject, through teaching methods, enthusiasm and knowledge of a subject. Also taken into consideration are the ways in which the teachers contribute to the school community through the running of extra-curricula clubs and groups and taking on projects to help improve the life of the school and its students. The winners are selected from nominations from Cambridge schools and selected by CIE.
This year's winners are Rudaina Halasa from The Baptist School, Amman, and Oumaima Sanbar-el-Hadad from Rosay Sisters School, Aqaba.
Paul Beedle, CIE' s Head of Professional Development Certification, says: "From the evidence provided, these teachers stand out. I'm particularly impressed by the evidence of their mentoring and other support to their colleagues, as well as the ways in which they have helped each and every learner."