Rasika Kale, an Indian-origin student topped the International Baccalaureate Diploma examination in Singapore. The Singapore-based NRI student bagged a perfect score of 45 out of 45 points to become the topper.
Rasika has been living in Singapore since 2002 and studied at the Global Indian International School (GIIS) from class 1 to 12. She has given all the credits of her success to her parents, teachers and the school. She told that such success would not have been possible without the constant motivation and support from her parents. At the same time her teachers made sure that she gets all the possible support to prepare well for the examination.
According to Kamal Gupta, the Chief Operating Officer of Global Schools Foundation the achievement of Rasika can be regarded equivalent to winning of a gold medal in the Olympics as thousands of students from over 40 countries appear for the examination. It is indeed a prestigious accomplishment.
He conveyed that the IBDP exam is equivalent to class 12 examinations in India and Rasika topped the IB ranking for IBDP exam 2016 from the Singapore-based Global Indian International School (GIIS). Achieving a world topper ranking is as prestigious as winning a gold medal in the Olympics of academics.
Gupta conveyed that Rasika possesses a natural combination of intelligence, passion and all-round performance for performing arts. A near-perfect score of 44 out of 45 points are secured by three other GIIS students Aarushi Khandelwal, Revvand Rajesh and Sibiranjith Nagesh in the same examination.
The Global Indian International School is established by the Singapore-based, not for profit Global Schools Foundation, and is present across 20 campuses in Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, India and United Arab Emirates. Known for its skill-based and learner-centric curricula, GIIS offers holistic learning and personality development opportunities for students.
The Global Indian International School has glorified history of winning over 60 education excellence awards from Singapore, Malaysia other countries of Asia. It follows the Malcolm Baldrige education excellence model as education benchmark that is followed by the top schools in the world. GIIS has won an Innovation Excellence award for the Nine Gems™ models from the Institute of Directors.
Since 2008, five students from GIIS have topped the IB exams worldwide, while overall 17 students have scored the near perfect scores of 44/45 points.
The school adopted a holistic approach towards character development and maintains a balance between academics and experience, mental and physical development, language skills, fine arts and performing arts, creativity, personality development, ethics and entrepreneurship.
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