University of Cambridge

Outstanding students win Cambridge Queen Rania Awards

24/09/2008

University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) will present 22 awards to high-achieving students, as well as two awards to inspirational teachers, at the 6th Cambridge Queen Rania Awards ceremony on Wednesday 24 September. The prestigious ceremony is organised by the British Council and will be held at Amman Waves.

The Cambridge Queen Rania Awards celebrate the success of Jordanian students in the Cambridge IGCSE June 2008 examination session. They will be presented by His Excellency Dr Tayseer Al Nueimi, Minister of Education, and the students will also be congratulated by William Bickerdike, CIE Regional Manager for Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, and Charlie Walker, Country Director, British Council Jordan.

William Bickerdike says: “CIE is honoured that the tradition of award ceremonies held under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah continues in Jordan. We are proud to be congratulating Jordanian students on their outstanding results in CIE exams, and showing appreciation for the continuing support of teachers who make these achievements possible.’

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds, and gives students a solid foundation for successful further studies and employment.


Award-winning students:

– Nine students in Jordan were ranked top in the world for their performance in a Cambridge IGCSE subject.

– Eleven prizes will be awarded to students who achieved the top mark in Jordan in a single Cambridge IGCSE subject.

– Two students will receive the Cambridge Queen Rania Student Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Nominations for this award are made by Cambridge schools in Jordan, and the winners are selected for their contribution to the life of the school and their community, as well as academic achievement. The prize includes a week-long educational and cultural visit to the UK.


Award-winning teachers:

In recognition of the work of those teaching Cambridge syllabuses in Jordan, awards for excellence will be presented to two teachers nominated by their schools. These awards acknowledge the teachers’ ability to inspire students, through teaching methods, enthusiasm and knowledge of a subject, as well as their contribution to the school community. The two winning teachers were selected from those nominated by CIE. This year’s winners are:

Manal Khreishi, a Physics teacher at Al-lttihad Schools, Amman.
Hinar Alami, a French teacher at Amman New English School.


Full details of the winners:

1. Students who achieved the top mark in Jordan in a single Cambridge IGCSE subject, June 2008:

Name

Subject

School

Nour Suheil Akroush

Information Technology

Jordan Al-Mashrek School

Rofael Shukri Raffool Jabr

Computer Studies

Jordan De La Salle College

Thuqan Ahmad Alhindawi

Business Studies

Amman New English School

Bassem Walid Nemeh

Economics

Amman New English School

Hakam Manhal Ibraheem Barbour

First Language Arabic

Jordan De La Salle College

Rofael Shukri Raffool Jabr

First Language Arabic

Jordan De La Salle College

Karen Anwar Tannous

Foreign Language French

Amman National Orthodox

Raja Yousef Anton Zaghlol

Mathematics (Without Coursework)

Jordan De La Salle College

Basel Rashid Alnajjab

Additional Mathematics

Amman National Orthodox

Selma Walid Al-Ahmad

Biology

Islamic Educational College

Selma Walid Al-Ahmad

Physics

Islamic Educational College

2. Jordanian students ranked top in the world in Cambridge IGCSE June 2008 examinations:

Student

Subject

School

Carmen Mazen Fanous

Combined Science

Amman National Orthodox

Shaker Haitham Kakish

Combined Science

Amman National Orthodox

Maher (Moh’d Nihad) Sa’adeddin

Combined Science

Amman National Orthodox

Selma Walid Al-Ahmad

Chemistry

Islamic Educational College

Majed Faidy Eftaiha

Chemistry

Islamic Educational College

Lutfi Ayman Barghuthi

Chemistry

Al-Ittihad Schools

Thuqan Ahmad Alhindawi

English as a Second Language

Amman New English School

Sandra Assad Jiryes

Food %26 Nutrition

Amman National Orthodox

Shaden Rawhi Haddad

Arabic

Amman National Orthodox

3. Cambridge Queen Rania Student Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement:

Student

Subject

Lutfi Ayman Barghuthi

Al-Ittihad Schools

Hiba Nazem Salhah

Amman New English School

Notes to Editors:

About CIE
University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 14-19 year olds. CIE offers the Cambridge International Curriculum for 5-19 year olds, professional qualifications for teachers and vocational qualifications for adult learners. CIE qualifications are taken in 150 countries and recognised by universities, educational providers and employers across the world. CIE is part of the Cambridge Assessment Group, a not-for-profit organization and part of the University of Cambridge. CIE has a strong pedigree in development and research and offers unrivalled support to its network of registered centres.

About British Council
British Council connects people worldwide with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK and builds lasting relationships between the UK and other countries. The British Council was established in Jordan in 1948. Over the past 57 years it has worked closely with Jordanians to foster long-term co-operation and mutually beneficial partnerships in the fields of education, information communications technology (ICT), arts and culture, English language teaching, and the development of a strong and progressive civil society. To find out more about British Council in Jordan go to http://www.britishcouncil.org/jordan.htm

Contact
Geraldine Seymour
International Communications Manager, CIE
Tel +44 1223 553323
seymour.g@cie.org.uk

Caroline Gavine
PR/Marketing Coordinator, CIE
Tel: +44 1223 558632
gavine.c@cie.org.uk

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