China Sees Steep Rise in Students Taking Cambridge Qualifications
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China Sees Steep Rise in Students Taking Cambridge Qualifications PR Newswire CAMBRIDGE, England, June 20, 2012 CAMBRIDGE, England, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of students entered for Cambridge qualifications in schools across China has risen significantly over the past year.

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China Sees Steep Rise in Students Taking
Cambridge Qualifications
PR Newswire
CAMBRIDGE, England, June 20, 2012
CAMBRIDGE, England
,
June 20, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
The number of students entered for
Cambridge
qualifications in schools across
China
has risen significantly over the past year. Schools in
China
made over
40,000 examination entries for Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International
A Level, seeing a rise of 29% since 2011.
There are now 119 Cambridge schools in
China
. More than 9000 schools in 160
countries make up the
Cambridge
learning community worldwide.
Cambridge
programmes and qualifications are recognised by universities and employers
worldwide, enabling thousands of learners with
Cambridge
to enter the world's
top universities.
Cambridge IGCSE subjects which are the most popular among Chinese students
are English, Mathematics and Chinese. Cambridge International A Level
subjects which are most popular are Physics, Mathematics and Economics.
Ben Schmidt, Regional Director for
Asia Pacific
, University of
Cambridge International Examinations
said, "Our programmes and
qualifications have a proven reputation for providing students in
China
and
around the world with an excellent preparation for university, employment and
life. We support schools to develop students who are confident, responsible,
reflective, innovative and engaged. This approach fosters an active learner
who has a love of learning, is self-directing and engaged at all levels with their
education. The increasing numbers of students taking our qualifications in
China
show that schools are aware of the value of this approach and the
importance of an international education in today's global economy."
Mr. Liang, Principal
of
Shanghai
NormalUniversity
Cambridge
International Centre said
: "In
my view Cambridge International A level is the most proper international
program for Chinese students. The high quality of this program and its wide
recognition help our students successfully enter into the top universities all over
the world."
Cambridge IGCSE is the world's most popular international qualification for 14-
16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide
as evidence of academic ability and is taught by over 2600 schools worldwide."
Cambridge International A Level, typically for learners aged 16 to 19, is
regarded as a passport to success in education, university and employment and
is taken in over 125 countries. It is taken by thousands of learners every year
who gain places at leading universities worldwide. It develops a deep
understanding of subjects, as well as independent learning and constructive
thinking skills - abilities which universities value highly.
Notes to editors
University of Cambridge International Examinations is the world's largest provider of
international education programmes and qualifications for 5−19 year olds. Our
qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education
providers and employers across the world.
We are part of the Cambridge Assessment Group, a not-for-profit organisation
and a department of the University of Cambridge. We share in their mission of
providing excellence in education.
Our programmes and qualifications develop successful learners and support
the economic performance of countries where we work at national level.
For more information about University of Cambridge International Examinations visit
http://www.cie.org.uk
Fastest growing Cambridge IGCSE subjects in
China
in 2012:
Chinese, English and Additional Mathematics
Fastest growing Cambridge International A Level subjects in
China
in 2012:
English, Business Studies and Economics
Physics, Mathematics and Economics