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The popularity of Cambridge International qualifications continues to grow around the world with many countries making a record number of entries for Cambridge exams this year.
Cambridge International released the results of its June 2019 exam series to schools today giving thousands of successful students the qualifications to access jobs and further education courses.
Exam entries have risen by 4% and the number of schools now teaching Cambridge International programmes has grown by 6% internationally this year. There has also been a 6% increase in the number of students taking Cambridge exams internationally.
The number of entries for Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications has grown by 7%, whilst the number of international entries for Cambridge IGCSEs has also risen by 4% internationally this year.
Globally, the most popular Cambridge International AS & A Levels are maths, physics and chemistry. The most popular Cambridge IGCSEs are maths, physics and First Language English.
The number of younger students studying Cambridge programmes also continues to grow. Entries for Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests grew by 10%, while Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests saw a 5% increase.
Christine Özden, Chief Executive Officer for Cambridge International, said:
'This year has been another great year for Cambridge International and our schools. We have seen growth in entries across all of our qualifications. I am particularly pleased to see so many new schools joining us this year and now able to offer our wide variety of qualifications and syllabuses across the Cambridge Pathway to their students.
'I would like to congratulate all those who have worked so hard to teach and study Cambridge International programmes. I hope many are celebrating their results and busy making plans for their futures, whether that is entering the world of work or continuing their studies at colleges and universities around the world.'