KING’S Ely’s three new International Scholars were officially installed at Ely Cathedral on November 26th. They are Ilaria Dimina, Joe Lau and William Wu.
King’s Ely has been proud to recognise International Scholars for the last 10 years. Each November, King’s and Queen’s Scholars are gowned in the cathedral in recognition of their outstanding GCSE results.
For students on the King’s Ely one-year IGCSE programme (24 teaching weeks) this is based on the results of their top seven IGCSE results taken the previous May-June. It is indeed possible for a student on the one-year IGCSE programme to achieve full King’s or Queen’s Scholar status should their top eight results (not including their mother tongue) be on a par with two-year GCSE students. This last occurred in 2015 when James Chiang was gowned a full King’s Scholar.
King’s Ely remains immensely proud of the achievements of its one-year IGSCE students and is delighted to be able to recognise the best of each cohort in such a prestigious and public tradition.