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Cambridge students worldwide collected their June exam results on 10 August 2017, with entries revealing strong demand for Cambridge Assessment International Education in the Middle East and North Africa region.
In Egypt, more than 120 schools made around 73,000 entries for Cambridge qualifications this year – a 7 per cent increase on last year. The most popular Cambridge IGCSE subjects in Egypt this year were English as a Second Language, Chemistry and Physics.
In UAE, over 100 schools made around 54,000 entries for Cambridge qualifications this year – a 12 per cent increase on last year. The most popular Cambridge subjects taken this year were Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics.
Waseem Al Hanbali, Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa, Cambridge Assessment International Education, said: 'Today’s great results are based on the hard work and dedication of learners and teachers, together with the essential support and encouragement of families. There is so much collective effort that goes into the results of an individual. Well done everyone and I wish you every success as you move on to the next stage of your studies.'
Globally, more schools than ever are choosing Cambridge to educate and assess students at every stage of the curriculum, with entries growing across our programmes. Cambridge International AS & A Level entries rose by 10 per cent this year and Cambridge IGCSE continues to be the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14 to 16 year olds, with entries increasing by seven per cent internationally.
We have also seen a huge increase in the number of younger students now studying Cambridge programmes. Entries for Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests grew globally by 17 per cent this year, and Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint tests increased by 9 per cent.