Malaysia Sees Rise in Students Taking Cambridge Qualifications
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Malaysia Sees 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 by schools across Malaysia has risen significantly over the past year.

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Malaysia Sees 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 by schools across
Malaysia
has risen significantly over the past year. Schools in
Malaysia
made
over 54,000 entries for Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International A Level,
seeing a rise of 10% since 2011.
There are now over 100 Cambridge schools in
Malaysia
. More than 9000
schools in 160 countries make up the
Cambridge
learning community
worldwide.
Cambridge IGCSE subjects which are the most popular among students in
Malaysia
are Mathematics, English and Malay. The Cambridge International A
Level subjects which are most popular are Mathematics, Business Studies and
Economics.
Ben Schmidt, Director for
Asia Pacific
, University of Cambridge
International Examinations
said, "Our programmes and qualifications have
a proven reputation for providing students in
Malaysia
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
Malaysia
show
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
Malaysia
in 2012:
Mathematics, Malay and Chinese
Fastest growing Cambridge International A Level subjects in
Malaysia
in 2012:
Economics, Business Studies and Mathematics