Eight students from Inventure Academy have received Outstanding Learner awards from the Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE) to acknowledge their outstanding performance in the November 2017 and March-June 2018 Cambridge Examination Series. Two of the students received ‘Top in the World’ awards for Mathematics while six students received ‘Top in the Country (India)’ awards in a range of subjects, including Biology, Computer Science, English Literature, Geography and Sociology.
The Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards Programme celebrates the success of learners taking Cambridge examinations in over 40 countries around the world. Cambridge places learners at the centre of their international education programmes and qualifications which are inspired by the best in educational thinking.
Inventure Academy Founding CEO & Managing Trustee, Nooraine Fazal said: “The results are a reflection of the enormous talent in Bangalore’s teaching-learning community, and Inventure’s belief that every child can be a winner. We provide a nurturing environment which enables every student to strive to be the best version of themselves. We hone individual interests and strengths, in academics and beyond, while preparing them to be positive changemakers.”
Divij Gupta who topped the world in IGCSE Mathematics is pursuing his AS/A Levels and is Inventure’s current School Captain. He is also a member of Inventure Academy’s Round Square Youth Parliament, and the school’s Model United Nations (MUN), Football, Athletics and Music teams.
Teghveer Singh Rekhi, who also topped the world in IGCSE Mathematics is pursuing his AS/A Levels at Inventure, is a member of the school’s Basketball Senior Boys’ team and plays volleyball, football and the drums. This is what he had to say: “I am delighted that I have topped the IGCSE Math worldwide. This would not have been possible without the support and the guidance of my teachers at Inventure Academy, parents and friends. The support from Inventure has been exceptional and brought out the best in me by encouraging and helping me balance academics and my beyond academics pursuits. A special thanks to my Math teachers for being extremely supportive of me.”
Abhishek Jain received the High Achievement Award in AS Level Computer Science and is currently in Grade 12 at Inventure. He was an Academic Prefect on Inventure’s Student Council, and has also led the table tennis teams to a number of victories at the inter school level. He has participated in MUN, and been a part of Inventure’s Student Organising Committee for a Round Square Health Camp organized by the school, and the Inventure Academy Round Square Youth Parliament & Changemaker Challenge. Over the past year and a half he has been assisting Michael Davis-Burchat, a professor and practitioner for design at the University of Toronto, on creating human-computer interface for digitally illiterate people. He would like to pursue Computer Engineering at college, with Design as a discipline, so he may create products which can contribute to a better tomorrow.
Maya Patra, Class of 2018, topped the country in A Level Literature in English; while Inika, who received the High Achievement Award in AS Level Geography, is currently doing her A Levels at Inventure.
Dhruv Bhatia, Class of 2018, received the High Achievement Award in AS Level Literature in English. He is currently doing Liberal Arts at Brown University (Ivy League), and where he is pursuing Math, English Literature and Music. While at Inventure, he was the Captain of the school band and an integral part of Inventure’s annual musical productions which support social causes that students are passionate about. Here is what he said: “My teachers at Inventure taught me in a way that not only showed me how fascinating literature is, but also that if I try hard, I can do well at anything.”
Kabir Madan, Class of 2018, received the High Achievement Award in AS Level Sociology. He has been a member of the school’s MUN teams as well as the Prefect for the Changemaker Program. He is currently at Shiv Nadar University pursuing Sociology.
Sahithi Pingali, Class of 2018,topped the country in AS Level Biology. Sahithi, the Bangalore girl who has a minor planet named after her, student lead for Our Lakes Our Voice, one of Inventure’s Changemaker* initiatives and currently pursuing Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, says “Inventure gave me the flexibility I needed to balance various extracurriculars, competitions and travel, along with schoolwork. Our Lakes Our Voice (OLOV) inspired my lake monitoring project, and when that project took me to various competitions across the world my teachers were very understanding and supportive in helping me catch up and maintain my academics.”
Top performing learners will receive their Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards at the Graduation Ceremony in January 2019.
Quotes from parents:
Tripta & Taranjeet Singh Rekhi (parents of Teghveer Singh Rekhi)
“It gives us immense pride that Teghveer has topped IGCSE Math worldwide. Mathematics is his favourite subject. He had put in a lot of effort and we are happy that he did well. Teghveer is also passionate about basketball and drums. He could study well along with pursuing his interests in sports and music due to the support from his school. We are grateful to the teachers and Inventure Academy for creating the environment that helped him perform well.”
Mr Madan (parent of Kabir Madan)
“Kabir worked very hard for this. I am happy to see that he found Sociology meaningful and engaging. His teachers across his subjects were a source of stimulation, encouragement and inspiration. Our grateful thanks to them.”