12 August 2010
Students around the world are receiving their results from the June 2010 Cambridge examination session - and University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is celebrating the growing popularity of its qualifications.
Learners are receiving results released on 12 August 2010 for Cambridge International A & AS Level, Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge Checkpoint and Cambridge Primary.
In recent years, CIE has seen accelerating growth in the number of schools offering a Cambridge International Education - over 9,000 schools in over 160 countries.
With Cambridge International A & AS Level, tens of thousands of learners will now be gaining places in universities all over the world, and we wish all candidates every success in their future studies and employment. Wide university recognition is one reason Cambridge International A & AS Level is growing strongly - nearly 20% this year.
Cambridge IGCSE has also grown by nearly 20%, with 250,000 entries in this exam session, and close to half a million this year in total. Not for nothing is it the world's most popular international qualification for 14-16 year olds.
Interest in Cambridge IGCSE in the UK has tripled since the Government announced funding for state schools in June for the core curriculum subjects. Currently more than 350 schools are registered to teach Cambridge IGCSE in the UK. CIE expects to have 500 schools registered within the next 12 months.
CIE Chief Executive, Ann Puntis, said: ‘We are delighted with the growing number of schools that are joining the global Cambridge learning community. Young people are gaining the same Cambridge qualifications - wherever they are in the world. We continue to be impressed by the energy and commitment to excellence in education demonstrated by Cambridge teachers and learners around the world.'