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Students of CSA excel at London ‘A’ Levels with special awards

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Colombo School of Arts and Sciences (CSA) which started as an international school a little over one and half years ago with a handful of students showed great promise when two of their students became recipients of special awards at the Cambridge International A-Level Examinations in May/June 2016. “The proof of the pudding is in our results and it is a great achievement for CSA considering the fact that we have been in operation for a very short duration of time,” the Principal of CSA who is so proud of her students, exclaims. “I do not want to take away the hard work that the students have put in and the credit must go to them but I am happy to know that our teaching methodologies, mentoring system adopted by our teachers, learning strategies that we have imparted to our students have really worked. Furthermore our ‘No Tuition culture’ actually works,” Shaleeka Jayalath added to explain further as to how the school achieves good results.

Banusha Ravindran r e c e i ve d a H i g h Achievement award at the May/June 2016 Cambridge International A-Levels for Law, whilst Aloka Fernando also received an Outstanding Cambridge Le a r ner award fo r obtaining three A*at the Cambridge International A-Levels – May/June 2016 Examinations. Recalling her school experience at CSA Banusha states the following: “The journey at CSA during the last year was a great experience for me. I learnt many things from my teachers and my friends at CSA. At the beginning when I joined CSA, I told everybody that I cannot do this (obtain good results at the London A Levels), it was difficult for me and I was always scared, but through the support I received from my teachers especially Ms. Shaleeka my Principal who was a great inspiration for me, I obtained great results at the London ‘A’ Level Exam. I anyhow accepted that change and was willing to face new challenges. I am happy now that I gained back my confidence and I have become a more responsible person.” Banusha looks at her future very positively:

“I am proud to say that I will always be a part of the CSA family.” Aloka is also very thankful for the opportunity she received to study at CSA and states the following: “Joining CSA was one of the best decisions I made in my life because I ended up getting 3 A* at the London A-Levels which was something that I always dreamed about. I couldn’t have done it without my teachers and my Principal who provided me with all the support.”

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