Delhi: Cambridge International today announced the results of its March 2020 exam series in India for Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications. The March series is popular with Indian students as it enables them to get their results in time to meet local admission deadlines. Currently, there are 500 schools in India offering Cambridge programmes and qualifications.
The results have been published as planned despite the challenges we are all facing due to Covid-19. This was done keeping student interests uppermost in mind and to support them in continuing their education at this difficult time.
The announcement of results is welcomed by Indian schools and students as it will allow them to apply for competitive tests at universities and meet deadlines for NEET and JEE Advanced seat allotment.
This year combined 52,190 entries were submitted for Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level by 337 schools across the country. Out of which over 41,000 entries were for Cambridge IGCSE and over 11,000 were for Cambridge International AS & A Level.
Mahesh Srivastava, Regional Director, South Asia, Cambridge International said: “These are unprecedented times and I feel these exam results give hope and encourage students to plan for the future. As an international education provider, we are committed to getting results out to students on time even in a crisis. We are doing all we can to allow students to continue their education as smoothly as possible.
He also added, “I would like to congratulate students for their passion and hard work in achieving these results today. I also want to thank their schools and families on behalf of the entire team at Cambridge International for their support in these difficult times.”
Amita Mishra, Principal, DPS International said, “The March series is in sync with the Indian Schools calendar. By declaring results on-time in May, it facilitates access to more institutions of higher education as they prefer real scores over predicted grades. With COVID-19, India may become the preferred destination for many students, making the March series even more popular. Cambridge International’s response to student distress is reassuring, especially around plans for the June 2020 series. Schools will further review their systems to meet Cambridge International’s standards, paving the way for the new normal.”
Mathematics, First Language English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology were the most popular Cambridge IGCSE subjects in the March exam series this year. For Cambridge International AS & A Level, Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Economics emerged as the most popular subjects.
For June 2020 series results, Cambridge International is collaborating with schools to ensure that the subject grades earned by the students represent their achievement levels as set out by rigorous Cambridge International standards. The grades and qualifications that Cambridge International awards for the June series will carry the same value as grades and qualifications for any other series.
The Cambridge Pathway curriculum offers flexibility and choice for students and schools in India with over 70 subjects available at Cambridge IGCSE and over 55 subjects offered at Cambridge International AS & A Level, and a choice of three exam series each year.