“Natural talent and curiosity” puts Bedford School pupil on top of the world in Design Technology

Best in the world: Jameson Liang. Image: Bedford School
Best in the world: Jameson Liang. Image: Bedford School

A Bedford School pupil has recently been awarded a prestigious international award for his Design Technology IGCSE work.

Lower Sixth Former, Jameson Liang, was awarded the Top in World award for – quite literally – achieving the highest mark in the world for his International GCSE.

The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards celebrate the success of students taking Cambridge examinations in over 40 countries around the world.

The awards recognise the dedication and hard work exhibited by the students and also the unwavering support and guidance provided by their teachers.

Students compete for ‘Best Across’, having excelled in all of their subjects, ‘High Achievement’, celebrating students that have accessed the highest marks in subjects that are not as widely studied, ‘Top in Country’ for students that have obtained the highest mark within ther country, and ‘Top in World’, that is given to the student that has achieved the highest amount of marks in the world within a single subject.

Jameson was thrilled to be presented with the award during a school assembly.

Jameson Liang with some of his IGCSE work. Image: Bedford School
Jameson Liang with some of his IGCSE work. Image: Bedford School

“I feel very happy and proud of getting the best result in the world for DT, not just for myself, but also for our DT department,” he said.

“I feel very fortunate to have been taught and supervised by such good teachers, and I have accessed such great resources in the DT department at Bedford School.”

Mr Gareth Waite, DT Teacher at Bedford School who taught Jameson through his GCSE years said, 

“From the first term of the IGCSE course, Jameson showed both a genuine interest and curiosity for the detail in design. This was coupled with a real, natural talent and his design sketching showed creativity and flair, as well as being practically considered.

“Jameson is incredibly modest despite his exceptional ability. 

“It’s a pleasure to now have him studying A-Level Design Technology, where he will set a new benchmark for future students.”

Jameson explained that one reason he loves DT was because it concludes and standardises

processes, methods and theories behind every simple object around us, allowing us to quickly understand and see the world from a different perspective. 

This has led to an interest in engineering and a deeper understanding of everyday life.

Jameson is currently in Year 12 and studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and DT at A-Level, and doing an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) on high-speed railways. 

In the autumn he will be applying to study General Engineering at Cambridge, Mechanical and Design Engineering at Imperial College, London and Mechanical Engineering at Bath and Leeds Universities.

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