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Students across the US received the results of their Cambridge International exams last week. US teachers, parents and students in the Cambridge programme showed tremendous resilience and hard work this year to overcome the many challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications offer students across the country the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. Furthermore, over 850 universities in the US, including all Ivy League colleges and many state systems, recognise these Cambridge qualifications. Cambridge International AS & A Levels are also recognised by colleges and universities worldwide.
'We congratulate all of our students on their results. This past year was challenging, but we recognise the incredible work and commitment of our schools and their teachers in helping our students to achieve their qualifications.' said Mark Cavone, Regional Director, North America, Cambridge Assessment International Education.
'We were excited to see the enthusiasm from educators across the US to return to administering these important end-of-course exams in person, and their willingness to work together to do so safely and fairly. We are so pleased to see students demonstrating that they've developed the necessary skills to further their studies or start their careers.'
Even during these challenging times, there was a 32% increase in the number of students who took Cambridge International exams compared to before the pandemic in June 2019.
English General Paper, English Language, and History were among the most popular courses for US students taking Cambridge International A Levels. Marine Science, English Language and History were the most popular courses for US students taking Cambridge International AS Levels, and Biology, Chemistry and American History (US) were among the most popular Cambridge IGCSE subjects.
Across the globe this year, Cambridge International issued almost 1.5 million grades, to more than half a million students at over 5,500 schools in 141 countries.
Each year, nearly 1 million students’ study for Cambridge qualifications worldwide, making more than 2 million exam entries. First introduced in the US in 1995, Cambridge International qualifications have grown rapidly in popularity, now being taken by schools in 35 states and the District of Columbia.