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Strathallan students excel on the world stage in the 2021 Cambridge awards!

We are thrilled to share students' remarkable 2021 academic accomplishments, which has seen them receive a phenomenal collection of Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards, including two Top in World titles.
Beau Engelbrecht with the desk design which saw him awarded Top in World A-Level Design & Technology

Crowning a year of exceptional academic performances, senior students at ACG Strathallan have reached new levels of success in the recent Cambridge International exams, including a perfect A-Level pass rate.

Strathallan’s overall Cambridge pass rates for 2021 show a hugely impressive level of achievement.

  • A-Level: 100%
  • AS-Level: 92%
  • IGCSE: 93%

Additionally, our students attained an extraordinary number of A grades, with 42% of A-Level papers and 46% of IGCSE papers receiving an A* or A (80% or better) grade result.

National and international honours were also in plentiful supply for ACG senior students after the eagerly anticipated announcement of the 2021 Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards.

As the culmination of the academic year, these awards celebrate extraordinary accomplishment and identify the highest-performing Year 11 to 13 students in New Zealand and around the globe.

ACG Strathallan students received a remarkable 7 Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards. These include:

2 Top in World titles

  • Beau Engelbrecht: Top in World A-Level Design & Technology
  • Manya Talwar: Top in World IGCSE Mathematics

5 Top in New Zealand honours*

  • Harry Winter: Top in New Zealand AS-Level Digital Media & Design
  • Tahlia Pillay: Top in New Zealand IGCSE English
  • Rasleen Singh: Top in New Zealand IGCSE Combined Science
  • Eleanor Quinn: Top in New Zealand IGCSE Business Studies
  • Stella Lynch: High Achievement AS-Level English Language

These spectacular outcomes showcase the engagement, enthusiasm and commitment of our young learners, who continue to achieve at the highest degree and enjoy great success on the international stage. When this is combined with the support, encouragement and guidance provided by our team of expert teachers and education specialists, our students are extremely well placed for the future and empowered with a strong foundation for further study.

“I am incredibly proud of the results our senior students achieved in their Cambridge examinations,” says ACG Strathallan Principal Danny O’Connor. “The overall pass rate and outstanding individual performances reflect the hard work and determination of students to succeed in a year that was interrupted by an extended lockdown.

“Our senior students performed exceptionally well, and they continue to build on the proud legacy of academic excellence at Strathallan.”

Beau Engelbrecht received the Cambridge Top in World Award for A-Level Design & Technology
Manya Talwar also enjoyed incredible success and was recognised as Top in World in IGCSE Mathematics


About Cambridge
The Cambridge International Curriculum is now taught to almost a million learners, in over 10,000 schools, across 160 countries. Setting a global standard for education, Cambridge qualifications are accepted by every UK university, by 600 universities in the US (including all Ivy League colleges) and in many other major student destinations, such as Canada, Australia, South Africa, Germany and the Netherlands. 


* Includes High Achievement Awards where students came top, nationally or globally, of a subject with fewer participants.