Mumbai students excelled in the International General Certificate of Secondary Examinations (IGCSE), Class 10 equivalent, held in June, results of which were declared on Tuesday. Over 70,000 students from 340 schools across the country had appeared for these exams, marking a 12% rise in the number of entries compared to last year.
Though more students took the exam this year, students performances soared across schools. More than 80% of the students from Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Bandra received A* or A’ grades - between 90% and 100%. Around 16 of the 69 students from the school also received A* grade in nine subjects, while two students scored A* in all 10 subjects. “For the tenth year in a row, the IGCSE students of our school have come out with flying colours,” said the school spokesperson.
Similarly, Jamnabai Narsee School, Vile Parle, too saw many students scoring above 95%. “This has been one of our best performances. The fact that students got time to prepare between March and June proved to be an advantage”, said Jasmine Madhani, principal.
Some of these high scoring students also secured admissions in various international universities, she added. At SVKM’s JV International School, Vile Parle, 62% applicants scored between A* and B grades and many of the top scorers have secured admissions in colleges such as University of Nottingham – School of Medicine, University of California Davis – Engineering among others.
India has seen a 12% rise in entries to the examinations since last year. “I’d like to congratulate all students for their hard work, and their teachers and parents for their unrelenting support for the exams this year. This year marked an important year for Cambridge schools in India – with the first March examination series. I’m delighted that this went well and that our community of Cambridge schools in India continues to grow”, said Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director for South Asia, Cambridge International Examinations. Nearly one million students from 10,000 schools around the world appear for these exams.