There has been a substantial increase in the popularity of Cambridge qualifications in India and across the world in past few years. Currently there are around 350 Cambridge schools. Total exam entries received in June from both class 10 and class 12 students were around 70,000. This has led to a 12% increase in entries compared with 2014. 10 percent increment was recorded for Cambridge IGCSE Class 10 from India with more than 40,000 entries this year.
In the Cambridge International Examinations series, as many as 22 Indian students have scored highest marks in individual subjects for the exams held in November 2014 and June 2015. Not only this but additional 92 students from the country have made their way in the ‘National List of Toppers’ for individual subjects by securing the highest marks for their subject out of all Cambridge students in India.
Rakhi Mukherjee, Principal of Utpal Sanghvi School and PPS International Junior College said, “We strategize smart policies towards curriculum planning and delivery.”
However if the comparison is drawn with the result of November 2013 and May 2014 exams, 31 students from India had scored highest marks in a single subject. Of the 31 world toppers, 16 were from various schools in Mumbai, including Billabong High International school, Utpal Shanghvi School, Rustomjee Cambridge International School, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Aditya Birla World Academy, Jamnabai Narsee School and Podar International School.
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Of the twenty two world toppers of this year, 9 students are from Mumbai schools, including Podar International School, Utpal Shanghvi School, Rustomjee Cambridge International School, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Harmony International School and Prabhavati Padamshi Soni International Junior College. 2 students are from Delhi based schools, 5 from Bangalore based schools, one each from Kochi, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Indore.
As per the data received from Cambridge International Examinations, maximum students have achieved top marks in Mathematics exam, followed by Physics. Over and above Mathematics and Physics the toppers of this year excelled in the range of subjects available through the Cambridge curriculum, from travel & tourism to psychology.
Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director South Asia, Cambridge International Examinations said, “The Cambridge curriculum is designed to prepare learners not only for academic success in examinations but also for life at university and beyond. We, therefore, place emphasis on a learner’s holistic development.”