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Cambridge IGCSE results will be published on 12 August 2010

06/08/2010

Cambridge IGCSE results will be published on 12 August 2010

Students from more than 300 schools in the UK will join their peers in schools worldwide, who are eagerly awaiting Cambridge IGCSE results day.

There are two Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions each year in June and November, attracting entries from 126 countries, including the US, India, China, New Zealand, Spain, Italy and Sweden.

The wait is nearly over for students who will either download their own results or receive them from schools on Thursday 12 August, 12 days earlier than UK GCSE results.

Expressions of interest from UK schools in Cambridge IGCSE have tripled since the June 2010 Government announcement that state schools will receive funding to offer Cambridge IGCSE in core national curriculum subjects. Recent Learn More! events were fully subscribed, and additional events have been scheduled for September.

Sixteen accredited Cambridge IGCSE subjects are available to UK state schools, with more subjects on their way including Spanish, German and the exciting new Global Perspectives course. There are more than 70 Cambridge IGCSE subjects available in total.

Schools will begin downloading their results from a secure website at 0.01 GMT on 12 August. University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) will publish the provisional worldwide cumulative grade distribution at 9.00am on Thursday 12 August.

A brand new video about UK schools’ transition to IGCSE is now available on http://www.cie.org.uk/, in which young people talk about what IGCSE means to them.

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Notes to editors

About Cambridge IGCSE

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14-16 year olds, leading to globally recognised and valued Cambridge IGCSE qualifications.

Cambridge IGCSE encourages enquiry-based approaches to learning. The two-year linear course develops learners’ skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving, giving learners excellent preparation for the next stage in their education.

Clearly defined learning outcomes and content ensure that Cambridge IGCSE is compatible with other curricula and is internationally relevant and sensitive to different needs and cultures.

Schools can offer any combination of subjects. Each subject is certificated separately. Over 70 subjects are available, including more than 30 language courses, offering a variety of routes for learners of different abilities.

About University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 14 to 19 year olds.

Cambridge international qualifications are taken in 160 countries and recognised by universities and employers across the world. They include Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge International A/AS Level and Cambridge Pre-U qualifications.

For over 150 years, CIE has worked with ministries of education and assessment agencies around the world to deliver excellence in education. CIE is part of the University of Cambridge and is a not-for-profit organisation.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Geraldine Seymour, CIE International Communications Manager, on 01223 553323 or email seymour.g@cie.org.uk

Hannah Berry, Senior Account Manager, Munro and Forster, on 020 7815 3928 or email berry.hannah@munroforster.com

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