Cambridge International Examinations announces March 2017 exam results for Cambridge IGCSE & Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications in India
Mumbai, 18 May 2017: Cambridge International Examinations today announced the results of its March 2017 exam series in India for Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications. With more than 34,000 entries, the March 2017 series grew by 29% on 2016.
- There was a 31% increase in entries for Cambridge IGCSE this year, with more than 26,000 entries.
- The entries for Cambridge International AS & A Level increased by 21% on March 2016 with more than 7,000 entries.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects continued to see a strong rise in popularity. There was a rise in entries for Cambridge IGCSEs in Physics, Additional Mathematics and Chemistry, and in Physics and Chemistry at Cambridge International AS & A Level. Cambridge IGCSE Global Perspectives and Business Studies saw 16% and 29% growth in entries respectively whereas Cambridge International AS & A Level Business saw a 24% growth since 2016.
Cambridge International Examinations prepares school students by helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. CIE is part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. These international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. Every year, nearly a million Cambridge learners from 10,000 schools in 160 countries prepare for their future with an international education from Cambridge.
Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director for South Asia, Cambridge International Examinations said, "Cambridge focuses on a learner’s development by supporting teachers to deliver effectively in the classroom, so that learners become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. These attributes are crucial for success in today’s changing world. The significant growth of our March exam series since its introduction in 2015, in particular for a cross-curricular subject like Global Perspectives that cultivates critical thinking, research, and collaboration skills is testament to the passion for learning shown by Cambridge students across India. I would like to congratulate everyone getting their results today, and thank the teachers and parents who guided them to success."
Every year, new subjects are made available in the Cambridge March series based on feedback from schools, parents and students. In the 2017 March series, three new subjects were added at Cambridge IGCSE – English as a Second Language, Combined Science, Computer Science – and Information Technology was added at Cambridge International AS & A Level. This maps the trend towards STEM subjects in the March exam series, first introduced in India in 2015 to ensure Cambridge students can meet local college admission deadlines.
Nishant Garodia – Director, Garodia International Centre for Learning said, "The Cambridge curriculum and qualifications are very progressive and help students to learn and acquire the core skills and competencies to meet requirements of universities in India and abroad. In particular, the Cambridge IGCSE and International AS & A Level March examinations series helps those students in India who prefer to apply for admission in local main stream universities, making it a popular choice amongst students and schools."
Amita Mishra, Principal, DPS International School, New Delhi said, "The introduction of the March series examinations enables this highly respected qualification to be accepted by universities across India in addition to those abroad. I congratulate Cambridge for responding to this India specific need so promptly and take this opportunity to endorse the skills promoted by Cambridge International Examinations."
With over 400 schools in India, the Cambridge curriculum offers flexibility and choice for learners and schools.