India sees steep rise in schools offering Cambridge international qualifications


The number of schools offering Cambridge qualifications in India has risen significantly over the past year. Schools in India made over 44 000 exam entries for Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS and A Level, a rise of 15 per cent since 2012. 

There are now over 310 Cambridge schools in India, and more than 9000 schools in 160 countries make up the Cambridge learning community worldwide. 

The core subjects most popular among learners in India at Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS and A Level are physics, maths and chemistry. 

Ms. Deepa Dogra, Cambridge International School, Jalandhar, said: “Cambridge IGCSE with its broad range of subjects, defined curriculum targets and flexible assessments opens opportunities for each learner to discover their unique ability and gain skills to succeed in life. Constructing knowledge, becoming partners in the processes of learning, liberty to choose subjects of their liking, creative assessment – Cambridge IGCSE brings a package for students and empowers them with skills to lead life productively.” 

William Bickerdike, Regional Manager for South Asia, Cambridge International Examinations, said: “Cambridge qualifications have a proven reputation for being an excellent preparation for university, employment and life beyond. We support our schools in India and around the world to develop learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. We are delighted that our community of schools in India continues to grow. Schools value our educational approach, which fosters an active learner who has a love of learning, is engaged at all levels with their education and has the skills and knowledge to compete successfully on a global stage.” 

Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS and A Level are recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide as evidence of academic ability. Cambridge IGCSE, the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds, is taught by over 3700 schools in 140 countries worldwide. Cambridge International AS and A Level, typically for learners aged 16 to 19 years, is taken by over 1600 schools in over 125 countries. 


Notes to editors 

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. We are a not-for-profit organisation and part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s top universities and trusted for excellence in education. Our qualifications are recognised by the world’s universities and employers.

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