36 students recognized with Outstanding Pearson Learner Award in Chennai


Chennai, 27 March 2023: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company,
recently concluded its annual Edexcel awards ceremony ‘Outstanding
Pearson learners Awards’ (OPLA) and Principal meet in Chennai. The
awards felicitate learners worldwide (outside of the UK) who have
taken Pearson Edexcel iPrimary, iLowerSecondary, International GCSE,
GCSE, International AS/A level and A level examinations and have
achieved outstanding results in a particular subject or in the world.
Pearson Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding body, offering academic
and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and workplaces in
the UK and abroad. Since 2021, the Pearson Excellence Award recognises
learners who achieved excellent results across multiple subjects.
Every student receives a certificate of excellence presented by a
senior leader from Pearson Education to symbolise this impressive
Three learners have secured the number 1 ranking in the world for
their academic performances in different subjects. Two students Aparna
and Sasrika were the highest scorers in Math and English, Science
respectively. Following the OPLA Awards, India hosted a Principal Meet
where School Recognition Awards were given to school principals to
acknowledge their dedication and support.
Speaking of the OPLA initiative, Emma Whale, Vice President,
International Sales & Marketing, Pearson School Qualifications, said,
“It’s our great pleasure to be able to reward such incredible
achievement in India – these learners, their schools and their
families should take immense pride in achieving such stellar results.
We are absolutely committed to supporting our growing base of Pearson
Edexcel centres in the country, and it has been fantastic to have the
opportunity to hear directly from so many principals in recent weeks.
Our aim is continuously raise the bar what world class, authentic,
future-ready assessment looks like, and so it is brilliant to get
their feedback on initiatives such as our introduction of onscreen
assessment, and the flexibility offered by modular qualifications, to
name just two examples.”
The OPLA awards and the principal meet is a result of Pearson’s
commitment to encourage thousands of students / learners for a
brighter and promising future and create a better learning

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