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Around 20 school leaders representing long-established Cambridge schools, recently-registered schools and schools currently going through the registration process attended our first event for Principals in Germany in May. The forum, which took place at the German Language School (GLS) Campus in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin included an update about Cambridge from the Regional Director, Martin Nuttall, and two presentations from Cambridge staff.
Esther Chesterman, Education Officer, at Cambridge International Examinations gave a presentation on Cambridge Professional Development, including the Professional Development Qualifications (PDQs). Esther explained the new architecture of training available to teachers and the theory and practice of the PDQs. She also talked delegates through the process of becoming a PDQ centre.
Rhona Armour, Recognitions Manager, Europe and MENA, talked about the recognition of Cambridge International AS & A Levels by leading universities around the world. Her presentation demonstrated that Cambridge students are in a strong position to apply for places at the best universities in leading destination countries such as the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands. Together with Hildegard Jansohn, Recognitions Consultant, Germany, Rhona also responded to a number of questions about the recognition of Cambridge IGCSEs in Germany.
At the end of forum, delegates had an opportunity to raise a number of issues with the Cambridge presenters and to exchange views and experiences with each other.
Commenting on the event, Martin Nuttall, said: 'I’m delighted that so many school principals attended the first event of this kind in Germany, and would like to thank them for their input. It was a very good opportunity to hear their feedback and we look forward to further similar events in the future.'