ISOP students on top of the world - Twelve Outstanding Learner Awards from CIE

Friday, 6 February 2015

As every year, students of The International School of Paphos (ISOP) have won prestigious awards from Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), proving their academic excellence. Eight of our pupils will receive a total of twelve prizes in ten different subjects for their performance in the summer 2014 examinations.

Two students literally beat the world: Xenia Makridou (AS-Level History) and Sergey Solovev (IGCSE First Language Russian) earned “Top in the World” awards for scoring the highest marks globally.

Karina Singh achieved “Top in Cyprus” in three different IGCSE subjects: Biology, Physics and Foreign Language French. Ekaterina Gruzinskaya did the same in A-Level Business Studies and will also receive a High Achievement Award for A-Level Economics. The following High Achievement Award winners are completing the picture of remarkable success across the curriculum: Joanna Hadjiioannou (IGCSE Geography and P.E.), Eleni and Katerina Polycarpou (IGCSE Foreign Language Greek), and Alexey Khalikov (AS-Level Economics).

Together with winners from other schools, the eight outstanding students will be honoured at a ceremony in Nicosia on 28th January. They continue a long-standing, proud tradition of the International School of Paphos. For example, it is the fifth year in a row that ISOP candidates have won awards in AS- or A-Level Business Studies and the fourth time in five years for IGCSE Geography. Economics, History and Greek also frequently produce winners.

Headmistress Dr. Litsa Olympiou commented: “We are extremely pleased, not only with these achievements as such, but also with the fact that they reflect a wide range of different subjects at different levels. This confirms the high quality of teaching and learning at our school and that our students are well-prepared for university. Congratulations to our award-winners, their families and their teachers!”