B'luru students fare well in Cambridge international exams

'8 per cent growth in entries for international A levels'

The results for Cambridge International Examinations, which saw over 70,000 entries this year, were announced here on Tuesday.

There are more than 340 Cambridge schools in India. These international examinations are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Assessment, which was established over 150 years ago, manages the University’s three exam boards apart from taking care of research work on assessment in education.

According to an official release, the number of candidates this year saw a 12 per cent increase compared to 2014. Also, there was a 10 per cent increase in entries for Cambridge IGCSE, with more than 40,000 entries.

The most popular Cambridge IGCSEs are Maths and First language English, which have grown by 10 per cent with about 10,000 entries. While that is the scenario in India, globally, there has been a 15 per cent growth across all Cambridge qualifications this year, including 8 per cent growth in entries for Cambridge International A Levels.

Celebration time

Meanwhile, it is celebration time for several schools in Bengaluru. As many as 53 students appeared for the exam this year from Greenwood High International School. 75 per cent of the students from the batch were awarded distinction, said Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High.

Aditi Bhattacharya, IGCSE Coordinator, Canadian International School, said 39 Grade 10 students had appeared for the exam from their school and about 30 per cent of them passed with distinction.

“We have 7 students who scored more than 85 percent on an average. Apart from that, eighteen of our very talented grade 9 students finished the entire International Mathematics course in just one year and appeared for IGCSE International Mathematics examination and performed extremely well,” she said.

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