The pearson recently concluded its annual Edexcel awards ceremony ‘Outstanding Pearson learners Awards’ (OPLA) and Principal meet in Chennai.
The awards felicitate learners worldwide (outside of the UK) who have taken Pearson Edexcel iPrimary, iLowerSecondary, International GCSE, GCSE, International AS/A level and A level examinations and have achieved outstanding results in a particular subject or in the world.
- Over 60 partnering schools attended the event
- 36 learners outshined & ranked No.1 in a particular subject
- 3 India learners have secured the No.1 spot in the world
Pearson Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding body, offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and workplaces in the UK and abroad. Since 2021, the Pearson Excellence Award recognises learners who achieved excellent results across multiple subjects. Every student receives a certificate of excellence presented by a senior leader from Pearson Education to symbolise this impressive milestone.
Three learners have secured the number 1 ranking in the world for their academic performances in different subjects. Two students Aparna and Sasrika were the highest scorers in Math and English, Science respectively. Following the OPLA Awards, India hosted a Principal Meet where School Recognition Awards were given to school principals to acknowledge their dedication and support.
Speaking of the OPLA initiative, Emma Whale, Vice President, International Sales & Marketing, Pearson School Qualifications, said, “It’s our great pleasure to be able to reward such incredible achievement in India – these learners, their schools and their families should take immense pride in achieving such stellar results. We are absolutely committed to supporting our growing base of Pearson Edexcel centres in the country, and it has been fantastic to have the opportunity to hear directly from so many principals in recent weeks. Our aim is continuously raise the bar what world class, authentic, future-ready assessment looks like, and so it is brilliant to get their feedback on initiatives such as our introduction of onscreen assessment, and the flexibility offered by modular qualifications, to name just two examples.”
The OPLA awards and the principal meet is a result of Pearson’s commitment to encourage thousands of students / learners for a brighter and promising future and create a better learning environment.