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Economics student Chi Hieu Nguyen has won the 'A level Student of the Year' award from the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) - beating over a third of a million (335,000) other examination entrants for the accolade.

Chi Hieu from Croydon, London, received the award at a seminar in London on Monday 6 December.

He has four A levels, all at grade A. He was top student in the country for his Statistics B A level examination and received a solid silver medal for this, having beaten approximately 9,500 other students in the Mathematics section of the awards.

A total of 10 medals were awarded across ten groups of subjects and Chi Hieu was chosen from these contenders as the 'A level Student of the Year', on the basis of his academic performance in A levels taken this year.

Chi Hieu said: 'I'm stunned to win this award. In Vietnam, I was better at social sciences like history and geography.'

LSE alumnus and governor Barry Sheerman, chairman of the Education and Skills Select Committee, and Professor Steven Schwartz, vice chancellor, Brunel University, addressed the 300 delegates from industry and education. The award event was held in partnership with ten major companies with an interest in education and lifelong learning.



  • AQA - Claire Ellis 01483 477911 (direct), 01483 506506 x7911 (office), 0779 5020690 (mobile)
  • LSE - Jessica Winterstein, 020 7955 7060


The AQA is the biggest of the unitary awarding bodies for GCE, GNVQ and GCSE examinations with over four million examination entries in the above summer examinations.

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Evening Standard
Vietnamese boy is top A level student in UK (7 Dec)
A Vietnamese boy who could barely speak English until two years ago has been named A-level Student of the Year. Chi Hieu Nguyen, 19, grew up in one of the poorest regions of central Vietnam.

7 December 2004