For some students studying can be rather hard work. But as ACG School Jakarta’s Lidia Napitupulu explains, great things can happen when you develop a strong love of learning.
The highly motivated 16-year-old has just received exceptional results in her Cambridge IGCSE exams, with three A* grades (90% and above) for Bahasa Indonesia, mathematics and biology and five A grades (80% and above) for chemistry, global perspectives, English, English literature and economics.
The secret to her success? Hard work and a great attitude.
“The things that helped me the most were studying over a long period of time, being organised and developing a positive mindset. Plenty of feedback and support from my teachers also played a big part,” says Lidia.
“Many students think of studying as a burden, something unexciting, but once you realise the pleasure of learning new things, studying actually becomes really fun.”
Passionate teachers, innovative classes and dynamic learning environments all help to ensure learning at ACG School Jakarta is as good as it gets.
“ACG students are very enthusiastic about their studies, and they’re always striving for the best results. They persevere, overcome challenges and aspire to reach their full potential.”
Lidia is no exception.
“I am someone who strives for perfection and constantly wishes I could do better – there’s always space for improvement.”
Despite this, however, she admits to being “quite happy” with her recent IGCSE results, particularly her mathematics and biology achievements.
“I’ve always loved these two subjects and give them my all when studying. These courses gave me a lot of joy and comfort, and I was pretty pleased with what I accomplished. Overall, I really enjoyed the Cambridge curriculum. It provided enough challenges, was well organised and straightforward, and everything that was in the exams related to what we’d learned in class.”
After more than ten years at ACG School Jakarta, Lidia is a strong advocate for everything the school offers – not only academically but also culturally and socially.
“I love being a student here. It’s welcoming, friendly, and full of respectful and open-minded people who appreciate those from different cultures and backgrounds.”
And for those just embarking on their IGCSE journey, Lidia has a few words of advice…
“Take it easy, and don’t be too hard on yourself. Don’t study to achieve the best grade but study to gain more knowledge because results don’t define who you are or your capabilities at the end of the day. Having said that, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t study or try your hardest to achieve the very best results!”