AIS students tops the world

AIS is delighted to announce that one of our Year 12 students, Nguyen Giang Tien Tran, has gained a 2016 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award – Top of the World in IGCSE Additional Mathematics.

In the June 2016 CIE examination session, as a Year 11 student, Tien Tran sat IGCSE examinations. She did superbly well, achieving an A grade in Economics and A* grades in Chemistry, Physics and Additional Mathematics. To come top of the world in Additional Mathematics is a truly outstanding achievement. This means that Tien scored the highest mark in the world out of all of the candidates that sat the June 2016 IGCSE examination in Additional Mathematics. This achievement is even more noteworthy due to the fact that Additional Mathematics is a subject focused solely on Pure Mathematics and is designed as an extension course to be studied by only the most able mathematicians.

Nguyen Giang Tien Tran with Executive Principal Dr Roderick Crouch and Deputy Head-Secondary Mr Mark Vella

Nguyen Giang Tien Tran with
Executive Principal Dr Roderick Crouch and Deputy Head-Secondary Mr Mark Vella

The School is very proud of Tien. Her achievement is a testimony not only to her undoubted ability but also to her hard work, commitment and determination to succeed, as well as the expertise and dedication of her teachers, and the support of her family and friends.

Tien shared a few tips about how to prepare for and do well in exams. “It is very important to build up a solid relationship with your teachers. They are there to help you to do your best, so give them something to work with. Let them know how you are doing and ask how you can improve on your current position”. Tien believes it is important to “pay attention in class and ask questions to avoid last minute, indiscriminate cramming. And most important of all, especially for Mathematics, is to do practice papers. Then give it your best shot in the exams. You have worked very hard and the exam will be over in three hours. So keep calm and carry on!”

This year Tien is completing the first year of the IB Diploma. She has set herself a demanding programme. It comes as no surprise that she is studying Higher Level (HL) Mathematics. She also opted for HL English A Literature, Chemistry and Economics, as well as Standard Level Physics and French Ab Initio. Ultimately it is Tien’s desire to study Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney.

The school wishes Tien all the best for her future studies, both at AIS and in the years ahead.