University of Cambridge

Cambridge appeal grows for schools around the world


More students than ever before will collect their Cambridge International Examinations results today, following a surge in popularity of Cambridge qualifications around the world. 

Globally there has been 15% growth across all Cambridge qualifications this year, including 8% growth in entries for Cambridge International A Levels and 23% for Cambridge IGCSEs. 

There are now more than 12,000 Cambridge schools around the world in over 140 countries that made over 1.6 million exam entries for Cambridge qualifications in June 2015. 

The most popular Cambridge IGCSEs are: First Language English, Maths and Physics, which have risen by 28%, accounting for over 300,000 entries. The most popular Cambridge International A Levels are: Maths, Physics and Chemistry, which have risen by 8%, accounting for over 150,000 entries. 

Michael O’Sullivan, Chief Executive, Cambridge International Examinations said, “I wish every success to students who are collecting exam results today. Cambridge qualifications open up so many opportunities globally with universities and employers. We are proud to work with schools worldwide to prepare students for the future and help them achieve their goals.” 


About Cambridge International Examinations 

Cambridge International Examinations prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. 

Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential. Every year, nearly a million Cambridge learners from 10, 000 schools in 160 countries prepare for their future with an international education from Cambridge.