Orient Magazine Issue 86 - April 2022 - Page 15

The Future of AgrifoodTech
In March 30 , we held a special in-person event with 7 UK companies who shared with us the latest and new frontier approach for agrifoodtech solutions . Topic covered were broad with novel foods to vertical farming technologies .
Each of these companies has a track record in their home market and is in the process of launching their businesses in Singapore and the wider Southeast Asian region as part of GROW ' s Land x Launchâ„¢ platform .
The in-person event truly holds a unique value with ideas that can contirbute to Singapore ' s food security and sustainability ambitions .
Tanglin ranked top five independent schools in Singapore ( Top 20 globally for the second year in a row )
Award-winning Tanglin Trust School is pleased to share that it has been listed amongst the top five independent schools in Singapore and top 20 independent schools worldwide based on International Baccalaureate ( IB ) results . This is the second time in two years that 97 year old Tanglin has made it into the top 20 in the league tables compiled by independent education consultants Education Advisers .
Beyond the IB programme , Tanglin is also the only International school in Singapore to offer A-level , allowing students the choose the educational pathway best suited for them . Tanglin ’ s A-level results are equally as impressive with four students recently earning the prestigious Top in the World awards conferred by the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards ( OCLA ).
Allan Forbes , Head of Senior School said : " We are very proud of our students ' exceptional performance and world class success despite the disruptions in classes over the last two years due to the pandemic . It shows their resilience , discipline and hard work ."
The 2021 student cohort also achieved outstanding A Level results , achieving 100 % pass rate . An exceptional 42 % of all grades were an A *, more than double the average in England , where 19.1 % of all grades were an A *. At Tanglin , 70 % of all grades were an A * or A , compared to 44.8 % in England .