Hong Kong Sees Steep Rise in Students Taking Cambridge Qualifications
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Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong has risen significantly over the past year.

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Hong Kong 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
Hong Kong
has risen significantly over the past year. Schools in
Hong Kong
made over 10,000 examination entries for Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge
International A Level, seeing a rise of 32% since 2011.
Cambridge
schools in
Hong Kong
are part of a global learning community of
9000 schools in 160 countries.
Cambridge IGCSE subjects which are the most popular among students in
Hong
Kong
are English, Mathematics and Chinese. Cambridge International A Level
subjects which are most popular are Mathematics, Business Studies and
French.
Ben Schmidt, Regional Manager for
Asia Pacific
, University of
Cambridge International Examinations
said, "Our programmes and
qualifications have a proven reputation for providing students in
Hong Kong
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
Hong
Kong
shows that schools are aware of the value of this approach and the
importance of an international education in today's global economy."
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. 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 and is taken in over 125 countries.
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
Hong Kong
in 2012:
Business Studies, Geography and Chemistry
Fastest growing Cambridge International A Level subjects in
Hong Kong
in 2012:
French, Business Studies and English