ESK Students are Top in the World and Top in the Country

We are delighted to announce that four students from The English School of Kyrenia (ESK) have received prestigious awards from Cambridge Assessment International Education to acknowledge their outstanding performance in the June 2021 Cambridge examination series. The Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards programme celebrates the success of learners taking Cambridge International examinations in over 40 countries around the world.

Award Winners pictured with their proud teachers


This year, ESK students have received Top in the World, Top in the Country and High Achievement awards:

Top in the World

We are delighted to announce that Year 12 student, Sanem Kutlu has been awarded Top in the World for First Language Turkish (Cambridge IGCSE).


Top in Cyprus

Class of 2021 graduate, Can Rustem Ertugrul achieved the Top in Cyprus award for for Computer Science (Cambridge International A-Level). Can in currently studying Computer Science at University College London (UCL), ranked 14th in the Times Higher Education 2022.


High Achievement in Cyprus

We are also pleased to announce hat two year 12 students have been awarded the High Achievement award in Cyprus. High achievement is awarded to learners who have achieved top results in subjects which are not so widely taken in their country, and therefore do not categorise at ‘Top in Country’.

Veronika Tashkulova received the high axhievement award for First Language Russian (Cambridge IGCSE), while Irmak Gurtuna achieved top results for IGCSE Drama.



Our exceptional learners were congratulated personally by the Secondary Head, Principal and Board of Directors. Our Principal, Mr MacDonald said that the awards recognised the talent, dedication and commitment of both learners and staff. He said:

“The prestige associated with the Cambridge International Examination Board, and the stringency of demands upon students usually means that a great school might be fortunate to have one student every several years become honoured with an award. To have so many, in a diverse range of subjects, is truly exceptional - congratulations to each and every student and their teachers!”

These results are a true reflection of the exceptional talent at The English School of Kyrenia, not only amongst students, but also within the teaching profession. Learners from ESK have a bright future ahead of them, and we hope this global recognition inspires the future generations of ESK students to be the very best.


Congratulations to Sanem, Can, Veronika and Irmak!