Partners in Excellence Awards

The British Council proudly hosted the Partners in Excellence: Annual Awards for Loyalty Programme Achievements event at Pavilion Hall in Nicosia on Wednesday, 20 March 2024. This prestigious occasion, dedicated to honouring and celebrating the exceptional accomplishments of our esteemed exam partners, saw an impressive turnout with more than 100 people in attendance.

As the evening unfolded, attendees gathered to reflect on the outstanding performance achieved throughout the previous year, showcasing the unwavering commitment and dedication demonstrated by our loyal partners. This annual event stands as a testament to the enduring benefits of working with the British Council, providing an opportunity for our partners to be recognised for their support and fostering a platform for networking with other educators across Cyprus.

The event commenced with welcome speeches delivered by distinguished guests, including Irene Kladaki, Director Exams, EU South East Cluster, British Council; Irfan Siddiq OBE, British High Commissioner to Cyprus; Hervé Marc, Regional Director, Europe – International Education, Cambridge University Press & Assessment; Adam Scott, Regional Development Director, Pearson Qualifications; and Hara Sarri, Country Manager Southern Europe, Cambridge University Press & Assessment.

Enhancing the evening's essence was a captivating theatre performance centered on Deaf communication. Students from the Deaf School astounded the audience with a poignant song in Cypriot Sign Language titled "Speak to Me." This was followed by an enlightening speech delivered by Despoina Ioannou, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Deaf Association, shedding light on the significance of Cypriot Sign Language.

A highlight of the event was the presentation of trophies to high-volume achievers across all partnership programmes of the British Council. Awards were bestowed in various categories, including Advantage Excellence Awards, Cambridge International Excellence Awards, Pearson Edexcel Excellence Awards, School Exams Excellence Awards, and IELTS Excellence Awards.

The British Council extends heartfelt congratulations to all award recipients and expresses gratitude to all partners for their continued commitment and dedication. The event not only celebrated achievements but also reinforced the importance of collaboration and partnership in promoting excellence in education.

Meet the award recipients

Advantage Excellence Award - Private Institutes

  • 1st Place - George Sofokleous Private Institute
  • 2nd Place - Think Learning Centre
  • 3rd Place - Englishouse by Onder Fahrioglu

Advantage Excellence Award - Private Schools

  • 1st Place - The G C School of Careers
  • 2nd Place - Forum Private School
  • 3rd Place - Levent College

Cambridge International Excellence Award - Private Institutes

  • 1st Place - Savvas Prastitis Private Institute of English
  • 2nd Place (tie) - Eurognosi Tsirio
  • 2nd Place (tie) - Y.K. The English Learning Centre
  • 3rd Place - George Sophocleous Private Institute

Pearson Edexcel Excellence Award - Private Institutes

  • 1st Place - Electra Private Institute
  • 2nd Place - Englezakis Institute of Maths
  • 3rd Place - Dena Liasidou Private Institute

School Exams Excellence Award - Private Schools

  • 1st Place - Forum Private School
  • 2nd Place - Foley's School
  • 3rd Place - Necat British College

IELTS Excellence Award - Private Institutes

  • 1st Place - Englishouse by Onder Fahrioglu
  • 2nd Place - Erasmus Language Center
  • 3rd Place - Sevgi Altay Erginel Egitim Merkezi Ltd

IELTS Excellence Award - Private Schools

  • 1st Place - Xenion Education
  • 2nd Place - IMS Private School
  • 3rd Place - Pascal Private English School Lemesos

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