Delhi: The popularity of Cambridge International qualifications continues to grow this year, with a record number of entries in India and many other countries.
Cambridge International today released the results of its June 2019 exam series globally, revealing that entries have risen by 5% internationally and by 6% in India.
The number of students taking Cambridge exams in June 2019 in India has increased by 8%, and there has also been a rise in the number of Cambridge IGCSE entries, with an increase of 3% on last year.
The most popular Cambridge IGCSEs in India are English, Physics and Chemistry. The most popular Cambridge International AS & A Level subjects are Maths, Physics and Business.
Globally, the most popular Cambridge International AS & A Levels are Maths, Physics and Chemistry. The most popular Cambridge IGCSEs are Maths, Physics and English.
Both the number of schools teaching Cambridge International programmes and the number of students taking Cambridge exams grew by 6% internationally in 2018/19 compared to the previous year. The number of younger students studying Cambridge programmes also continued to rise globally. Entries for Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests grew by 10%, while Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests saw a 5% increase.
Satyajit Sarkar, Acting Regional Director South Asia, Cambridge International, said: ‘I would like to congratulate students for their outstanding June series results. At Cambridge International, we design our assessments to help learners demonstrate their knowledge and skills, and fulfil their potential.
‘Being one of the most flexible education boards in India, our multi-series examinations help schools to choose and shape the curriculum around how they want students to learn. Our March exam series is the most popular in India as it allows students to meet application deadlines for universities and colleges in India as well as internationally, but we have seen significant growth in the June series examinations too. We have witnessed an increase in the number of entries compared to last year, which reflects the global trend.’