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Delegates at two Principals Forums in South Africa heard about the latest Cambridge developments and the recognition of Cambridge qualifications in the country, the region and the world.
Almost 100 principals, exams officers and heads of department attended the events, held in Cape Town and Johannesburg in November.
Mark Barber, Senior Manager, Southern Africa, updated schools on Cambridge programmes and qualifications, syllabuses and upcoming events. He focused on the organisation’s brand change and the newly launched Cambridge Global Perspectives curriculum for Cambridge Primary and Cambridge Lower Secondary, available for first teaching in June 2018.
Joleen Rugg, Recognitions Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, gave an update and answered questions on the recognition of Cambridge qualifications, particularly by South African universities.
Two representatives from the University of Pretoria attended both meetings. They spoke about the successful transition of students to university, explaining how they could make the right choices and prepare for their next step in education. In the presentation, the University of Pretoria recognised the skills that Cambridge candidates possess, stating: 'Cambridge students have highly developed analytical and independent thinking skills – factors that contribute to successful adjustment to demands of tertiary studies.'
Cambridge International thanked the South African College Schools (SACS) and the British International College for hosting the events.