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20 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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CAMPUS CORNER

‘Popularity of Cambridge International

qualifications continues to grow’

STAFF REPORTER, Dhaka

The popularity of Cambridge International qualifications continues to grow globally every year, with record numbers of Cambridge examination entries made in many countries this year, including Bangladesh, says a press release.

Cambridge International on August 13 released the results of its June 2019 exam series globally, revealing that overall exam entries in 2018/19 have risen by 4 per cent internationally and by 15 per cent in Bangladesh. There has been a 17per cent increase in the number of students taking Cambridge examinations in Bangladesh compared to a 6 per cent increase in the number of students taking Cambridge exams internationally.

And in Bangladesh the overall number of entries for Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications in 2018/19 grew by 12per cent, compared to 7per cent globally.

The most popular Cambridge O Levels in Bangladesh in the June 2018/19 series are Bengali, English, and Maths.The most popular Cambridge International AS & A Level subjects are Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Globally, the most popular Cambridge International AS & A Levels are also Maths, Physics and Chemistry. The most popular Cambridge IGCSEs globally are Maths, Physics and English.

The number of younger students studying Cambridge programmes also continues to rise globally. Entries for Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests grew by 10per cent, while Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests saw a 5per cent increase.

For the June 2019 series only, Bangladesh saw a 15per cent growth in entries for Cambridge International AS & A Level entries, and a 9per cent increase in Cambridge O Level entries.

Satyajit Sarkar, acting regional director, South Asia Cambridge International, said: “In Bangladesh, people are familiar with the Cambridge O Level and Cambridge International AS & A Level examinations, and we are seeing an increase in the number of students studying Cambridge IGCSE as well”. “Bangladeshi parents and students are responding positively to the choice of subjects that Cambridge International offers, as well as our approaches to learning”,  h e added.

 

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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