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Hundreds of Cambridge students across India received their March series exam results on 16 May, enabling them to apply to local colleges before the admissions deadlines.
Cambridge International introduced the March exam series in India in 2015 following demand from schools. It has grown to become the largest exam series for Cambridge International in India, with more than 45,000 entries – a growth of 17 per cent over last year.
Cambridge Global Perspectives remains a popular subject with a growth of 145 per cent in entries on last year for Cambridge IGCSE and 61 per cent for Cambridge International AS & A Level. This subject gives students an opportunity to explore global issues and develop skills in critical thinking and research.
Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry, along with languages like Hindi and French, were the most popular Cambridge IGCSE subjects this year. At Cambridge International AS & A Level, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English Language and Business emerged as the most popular subjects.
The March exam series continues to grow in India with more subjects examined every year. Five more subjects will be examined from 2021: Spanish, International Mathematics and Co-ordinated Sciences at Cambridge IGCSE; General English Paper at Cambridge International AS Level and History for Cambridge International AS & A Level. This means that students in India will be able to take exams in 24 Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses and 16 Cambridge International AS & A Level syllabuses in the March series from 2021. They can also choose to sit exams in June and November.
Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director, South Asia, Cambridge International said: 'Lots of hard work and passion from Cambridge students lies behind the exam results released today, irrespective of the grades achieved in the final exam. I would like to congratulate every Cambridge student and thank their schools and families on behalf of the entire team at Cambridge International.'
Ms Sudeshna Chatterjee, Director Principal, Euro School - Airoli, Mumbai said, 'The Cambridge programme focuses on all-round development of students through an intensive and sustained practical and application-based approach. The March series enables our Cambridge IGCSE students to receive the results along with national boards and in time for online First Year Junior College admissions or any other programme at plus 2 level (ISC, state boards etc). Cambridge International has responded robustly to the needs for subject selection for Indian students not only at par with Higher Secondary requirements in India, but also keeping in mind the international requirements.'
Anuradha Krishnan, Principal, Primus Public School, Bangalore said, 'The March series has been a game changer for students in India. Since they now do their exams and get their results along with students doing the Indian Board exams, they are equally eligible for admission into all courses / college/ universities in India. It is extremely heartening to see an increase in the myriad choices of subjects available in March with the addition of new subjects to the repertoire every year.'
Currently, there are over 470 schools in India offering Cambridge programmes and qualifications.