Schools affiliated to the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) in Mumbai has grown by 10% this year. The number of city schools offering CIE qualifications has climbed from 59 to 65 this year, while in India the number has risen from 254 to 299.
Across India, schools made over 27,000 entries for Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education and Cambridge International A Level examinations, registering a rise of 20% since 2011. A-Level (class 12 equivalent) and IGCSE (class 10 equivalent) examinations are administered by CIE, which has centres in over 9000 schools in 160 countries. CIE curriculum focuses on application based learning while mastering theoretical concepts. “The increasing numbers of students taking our qualifications in India shows that schools are aware of the value of this approach and the importance of an international education in today’s global economy,” said Andrew Sortwell, Regional Manager for South Asia, University of Cambridge International Examinations.