Top A-level literature prize axed

Hwa Chong Institution alumnus Raymond Scott Lee, who won in 2015, is the last Angus Ross Prize recipient.
Hwa Chong Institution alumnus Raymond Scott Lee, who won in 2015, is the last Angus Ross Prize recipient.ST FILE PHOTO

Singapore's Second Solicitor-General Mavis Chionh won it. So did the late theatre actress Emma Yong.

They had scored - during their respective years - the Angus Ross Prize, given to the top A-level English literature student outside Britain.

But there will be no more prize winners to come.

Last year, Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), which awarded the prize, discontinued it.

 
 

A CIE spokesman told The Straits Times last week that the decision was made after a review, saying the divergence in the qualifications of the Singapore-Cambridge paper and those of Cambridge International has made comparisons "increasingly challenging".

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 06, 2017, with the headline 'Top A-level literature prize axed'. Print Edition | Subscribe