Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) offers a range of examination in India. Cambridge International AS Level and A Level topper 2023 has been announced yesterday i.e 25 May 2023.
Raj Narayan Sikder of Class 12 from Gems Akademia Global School ranked first in Kolkata with an A* in all subjects. He scored 95.33%, highest across the state and is an AS and A level topper. The Telegraph Online Edugraph spoke to Raj and congratulated him for his success.
Here’s a look at excerpts from the interview
Speaking about achieving the milestone, he says, “I am really feeling very excited to have achieved this height. It has all come with a lot of hardwork and great consistency.”
When asked about his preparation strategy for the IGCSE Exam, he says, “My preparation strategy was slightly different from the other students. The prime thing was to create an interest towards the subject. I have always tried learning things in a very practical context and especially during the pandemic I had a lot of scope and platforms to explore the subjects I had my interest in.
“Also I would like to mention that I have always prioritised learning and knowing things. Whenever there’s anything I seem to not know, I always have the curiosity to find out everything about the subject.”
Raj loves exploring Maths, Physics and Business, but when asked to choose his favorite subjects, he says, “I have to choose Maths and Physics because these two are problem-solving in nature. I have always loved playing with numbers and solving problems as well.”
About his future goals, he says “I want to pursue Artificial Intelligence & Systems Engineering. I feel this has got a lot of potential and this is what is going to drive the future.”
There are a lot of people that Raj would like to extend his gratitude to. “First my parents, they have motivated me a lot. Second, my Principal, Mr Anit Arora for constantly being my support and providing me with everything I needed to reach this milestone.”
The Telegraph Online also connected with Mr Anit Arora, the Principal of Gems Akademia Global School, who congratulated Raj for his success in the IGCSE Exam. He further added, “It has been a great moment for me. He has been in the school for the last 5 years and I have seen Raj growing up and he is definitely a very focused student. He has got a great attitude in life and that’s what has led him to his success. To score this much marks in A and AS level across the globe is quite difficult.”
Besides being academically inclined, Raj is also good in music and loves being part of extracurricular activities. We at The Telegraph Online Edugraph congratulate Raj and wish him the very best for his future endeavors.