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BD sees 17pc increase in Cambridge exam entries

FE Online Desk | Published: August 22, 2019 17:15:27 | Updated: August 28, 2019 22:12:23


The popularity of Cambridge International qualifications continues to grow globally every year, with record numbers of Cambridge exam entries made in many countries this year, including Bangladesh.

 

Cambridge International recently released the results of its June 2019 exam series globally, revealing that overall exam entries in 2018/19 have risen by 4.0 per cent internationally and by 15 per cent in Bangladesh.

There has been a 17% increase in the number of students taking Cambridge exams in Bangladesh compared to a 6.0 per cent increase in the number of students taking Cambridge exams internationally.

 

And in Bangladesh the overall number of entries for Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications in 2018/19 grew by 12%, compared to 7.0 per cent globally.

 

The most popular Cambridge O Levels in Bangladesh in the June 2018/19 series are Bengali, English, and Maths.The most popular Cambridge International AS & A Level subjects are Maths,Physics and Chemistry. Globally, the most popular Cambridge International AS & A Levels are also Maths, Physics and Chemistry. The most popular Cambridge IGCSEs globally are Maths, Physics and English.

 

The number of younger students studying Cambridge programmes also continues to rise globally.Entries for Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests grew by 10%, while Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests saw a 5.0 per cent increase.

 

For the June 2019 series only, Bangladesh saw a 15% growth in entries for Cambridge International AS & A Level entries, and a 9.0 per cent increase in Cambridge O Level entries.

 

Satyajit Sarkar, Acting Regional Director, South Asia Cambridge International, said: ‘In Bangladesh, people are familiar with the Cambridge O Level and Cambridge International AS & A Level examinations, and we are seeing an increase in the number of students studying Cambridge IGCSE as well.

 

"Bangladeshi parents and students are responding positively to the choice of subjects that Cambridge International offers, as well as our approaches to learning".

 

 

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