Friday, 10 February 2012

CIE Criteria for High Achievers


This post is based on the response by the CIE.

Top in the World refers to the learner who has gained the highest standard mark in the world for a single subject. This learner will be awarded the Cambridge Top in the World award.
There may be other learners in the world, or even in the same country, who scored exactly the same mark; since their achievement is equal they will receive equal recognition and will also be awarded the Cambridge Top in the World award for that subject.

Top in Country refers to the learner who has gained the highest standard mark in the country for a single subject. This learner will be awarded the Cambridge Top in Country award.
There may be other learners in that country who scored exactly the same mark; since their achievement is equal they will receive equal recognition and will also be awarded the Cambridge Top in Country award for that subject.

Top in Region refers to the learner who have gained the highest mark standard mark in the region for a single subject.
If the subject has been awarded at Top in Country level, the subject will not be awarded for the same region.
CIE sets criteria to ensure that award winning learners are selected from a sufficiently representative sample. This is to maintain the integrity and value of awards.

By: Zafar Ali Khan
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Zafar Ali Khan "ZAK" is an O/A level Computer Science Pakistani educator, entrepreneur, and former programmer. He supports a free online education platform www.zakonweb.com to impart O and A level resources. His resources include notes, video lectures, online discussion groups, an artificial intelligence based virtual assistant, upcoming Android and IOS based apps and a website.

ZAK is teaching a wide spectrum of learners, mainly focusing on Computer Science 2210 and 9608. ZAK has a stellar online following, which is evident from his 50,000+ online followers. These exist wherever CIE is offered.

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