ISN IGCSE Student Awarded Highest Mark in France for Biology

ISN IGCSE Student Awarded Highest Mark in France for Biology
Michelle Van Buuren


ISN is proud to announce that Sheryn Griffin, a Grade 11 student, has been honoured with the Outstanding Pearson Learner Award for her exceptional achievements in the IGCSE Biology 2022/2023 examinations.


In the annual celebration of academic excellence, Pearson Edexcel recognises learners globally who demonstrate outstanding performance in their exams. Sheryn has distinguished herself among the top echelon of learners worldwide, securing her place among the 2600 students from 700 schools in 82 countries eligible for the 2023 Outstanding Pearson Learner Awards.

The criteria for these awards are rigorous, encompassing The Highest Mark in the World, The Highest Mark in the Region, and The Highest Mark in the Country. Sheryn's outstanding accomplishment in securing the Highest Marks in France in Biology (May/June 2023) exemplifies her dedication and academic prowess.

To celebrate Sheryn's remarkable accomplishment, she was presented with an Outstanding Pearson Learner Award certificate by Mr Rob Jamieson, Head of International Channels and Partnerships at Pearson. 

“Sheryn, her family and her teachers can all take enormous pride at her achievement in obtaining the highest mark in France of all this year’s International GCSE Biology candidates." - Mr Rob Jamieson

"I am absolutely stunned at the results that I have been able to achieve here at ISN. I've been supported and motivated by my friends, family, and teachers along this two year process. And I am finally able to say that hard work pays off!" - Sheryn, Grade 11 student


In addition to celebrating Sheryn's outstanding achievement, ISN has also been recognised for the crucial role played by its dedicated teaching staff in the success of its students. Mr. Booth, Sheryn's Biology teacher, accepted the accolade on behalf of ISN.

"It is a pleasure to celebrate Sheryn's well deserved award and to take the opportunity to congratulate her and all the students that have worked hard and achieved great things. I know our teaching and administration team are proud of them."  - Ronald Booth, Biology teacher.

“We are tremendously proud of Sheryn’s outstanding achievement award for the 2023 exam series. She is a role model for our upcoming students as she has maintained high standards in studies as well as in sports & extracurricular activities. It is all about being focused, resilient and committed.  A huge contributing factor is ISN’s fantastic team of teachers and a learning environment that support our students to build on their strengths and maximise their potential.” - Novairah Ahmad, IGCSE Coordinator.

"We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Sheryn for this extraordinary achievement. This Outstanding Pearson Learner Award recognises her fantastic accomplishment and also underscores the commitment to excellence at ISN," - Mel Curtis, Director General at ISN

ISN, a proud member of Globeducate, takes great pride in nurturing a learning environment where students can excel on the global stage. The Outstanding Pearson Learner Award is a testament to the school's commitment to providing an exceptional education that prepares students for success.