Legae Academy

The Top in the World Award was introduced by CIE in 2009 to award the best student in each syllabus who gains the highest mark in the world. This is a prestigious award, and is recognized by all schools whose students write the Cambridge examinations every year. In the past 7 years Legae Academy students have been receiving this prestigious award. It is on record that more than 10,000 schools in 170 countries enter students for the Cambridge examinations each year, so it is an incredible achievement to win a Cambridge Top in the World Award.

Since inception of the award, 8 students from Legae have been recipients of 12 Top in the World Awards, which is anexceptional achievement. Below is a breakdown of the price winners over the years:


 The students mentioned above show Legae's efforts in providing quality education are not in vain. As early as 1998 the Ministry of Education inspection report of the institution noted: "The school is well poised for efficiency and productivity. The available management structures enable communication and consultation which creates a suitable working environment. The general up-keep of the school also creates a conducive learning environment which is imperative to school of this nature." Ithas been eighteen years since the inception report was issued, and Legae Academy has not disappointed the officers who issued that report.

All the achievements are possible due to the schools' commitment to excellence. Such achievements provide evidence of Legae in fostering whole-person development, enhancing life-long learning capabilities and more importantly, nurturing positive values and attitudes towards life and society among students. Students of Legae are able to obtain all-round development in various domains according to their own attributes. The Top in the World Awards fully demonstrate how our students have benefited from striking a balance between archiving academic excellence and develping personal aspirations along the learning journey.

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Two more Academy’s students have been honoured by the University of Cambridge for achieving the highest marks in the world for one of their subjects in their last A Level examinations. The school has received “Top in the World Awards” with a congratulatory message from Janet Morris, Director, International Network, Cambridge International Examinations.

The recipients of the “Top in the World Award” are Vishwas B Rajashekar for A Level Computer Science and Gautham Gopinath for AS Mathematics. This is the second time Gautham has become world’s number 1 in the world. He received two “Top in the World Awards” last year for IGCSE Additional Maths and Physics. Congratulations to Vishwas and Gautham for achieving this incredible academic success. I would also take this opportunity to salute the teachers who taught Vishwas Computer Science (Mrs. Sabitha Martin) and Gautham Mathematics (Mrs. Annie Karingada). 13 “Top in the World Awards” have been received by Legae students since 2009 when University of Cambridge introduced this award.

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The 2015 Prize Giving Ceremony highlights the Academic and Sporting Activities of the talented and improving students. The theme for 2015 was ‘Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow’. It is a rewarding time for the Academy’s management - the founder Mrs. V. Hamilton, Managing Director Miss Therese O’Connell, Directors Dr. Kathy O’Connell and Miss Ursula O’Connell who have invested in the school since its inception.


About Legae Academy Botswana

Legae Academy opened its gates in January 1992 with its mission of providing ordinary Batswana with access to world-class Secondary Education at an affordable cost. In keeping with its commitment to provide world class education that meets the competitive demands of the 21st century, the Academy has pioneered the introduction into Botswana of the International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE) and Higher International General Certificate of Education (HIGCSE). Due to the decision made by the Cambridge to phase out HIGCSE and also because of the great demand for the internationally recognized A-Level course, the school introduced A – Level in 2006. A-level course is an entrance qualification for University Education around the world. These two established, University of Cambridge externally monitored, international curricula give students the opportunity to go beyond Botswana’s local examinations standard.