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IGCSE schools seek UK board’s help

mumbai Updated: Dec 06, 2010 01:01 IST
Bhavya Dore

Troubled by the problems faced by Class 10 IGCSE students while applying to state-affiliated junior colleges this year, representatives from 25 IGCSE schools in the city expressed concerns to the board’s international recognition officer in a meeting on Thursday.

The IGCSE exams are conducted by the UK-based Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

IGCSE students, who give their Class 10 exams, get their results in the end of August, while state board (SSC) results are out in June. Admissions begin soon after the SSC results and till last year, IGCSE students were granted admission on the basis of their provisional grades.

In June, IGCSE students who appeared for the Class 10 exams were unable to apply to junior colleges on the basis of their provisional grades. They were told they could only apply later depending on the vacancies available.

Representatives from 25 schools met Val Sismey, recognition manager, University of Cambridge International Examinations, over the issues.

“We have requested the CIE officials to meet local education officials,” said Sudeshna Chatterjee, principal of Jamnabai Narsee School, Juhu.

“It is important to us that students can progress smoothly from one stage of education to the next. Local schools are keen to help this process and are hosting presentations for higher education personnel,” said Sismey.