Cambridge Outstanding Learner Award 喜报丨全国最高分！曼校Tommy同学获剑桥卓越学子奖！
Congratulations to our MIS Year 13 student Tommy who has achieved a ‘Top in the Country’ Outstanding Learner Award in his Cambridge AS exams for Computer Science, jointly achieving the highest standard mark in the country for AS Computer Science.
'Top in the Country'
Outstanding Learner Award
MIS: When you received the notice that you had won the "top in the country” award, how did you feel?
I was really surprised because I didn't think I would actually get an award like this. I told my friends, my classmates, my parents, but I didn't really believe it at first, because I felt I may have answer some of the questions wrongly.
MIS: Could you describe the AS exam you sat?
This year’s Computer Science exam was quite difficult in a sense that it was a new syllabus. We had no past papers to actually practice, so we had to use the old papers in reference which is from the old syllabus. Also taking into account, the new changes in the syllabus, it is complicated and hard to keep in mind. So it was quite difficult, I think.
In MIS Sports Day
MIS: How do you feel your teachers at MIS supported you to enable such an achievement?
My Computer Science teacher was very helpful in which he really emphasised that it was a new syllabus and the types of questions would change. He made us practice questions that are very different from the old syllabus and from old past papers. He used various resources to ensure we have covered all questions to practice with. So I think that was really helpful for me to tackle the new type of questions that I had to face in the new exam.
In ISL Volleyball Match
MIS: What motivates you to strive for personal best, to be the best at just 17?
To be honest, my motivation isn't really to get high scores or get better grades. My motivation is that I am very curious about how things actually work. I really want to be knowledgeable so that I am not blind to the engineering city of nature and other stuff that we have, other people have created and have been making use of. I want to know what is going on. So I always look into things and I always want to learn about it.
In Hilton Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
MIS: What advice would you give to other students on how to be the best that they can be?
I would really suggest them to not force themselves to learn and not to make learning boring. Learn efficiently when they are learning and also play as much as they want when they want to play. So they don't have the feeling of having to study. I want them to enjoy learning and studying like anyone should.
In MIS Teatimeshowcase
All A: Outstanding Exam Records
Tommy's AS Results
These awards are only given in subjects where there are a significant number of candidates, so this is a major commendation and it is richly deserved: Tommy’s achievement is a testament to his hard work and diligence.
Last year, Tommy got the highest award of MIS - Head of School Award