IGCSE results announced, Mumbai students fare better than last year

There was a 31 per cent increase in entries for Cambridge IGCSE this year, with more than 26,000 entries.
Hindustan Times | By Puja Pednekar, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2017 02:33 PM IST

Results for the class 10 equivalent International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and class 11, 12 A level exams, held in March specially for India, were announced today.

The examination body, Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) recorded more than 34,000 entries (exam takers) for all the tests, up by 29% from previous years.

There was a 31 per cent increase in entries for Cambridge IGCSE this year, with more than 26,000 entries. Entries for Cambridge International AS & A Level increased by 21 per cent on March 2016 with more than 7,000 entries, according to a statement released by the CIE.

Mumbai schools fared better than last year. At SVKM International School, Vile Parle, as many as 13 students out of 29 taking the exams, secured above 90%. The school highest was 96.8%, up from 95% last year.

Similarly, Garodia International School, Ghatkopar has 96.14% as the highest, with one student scoring 100 out of 100 in math. “ The results are much better than last year, school highest scores have shot up,” said Swami Nathan, principal of SVKM school.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects continued to see a strong rise in popularity. There was a rise in entries for Cambridge IGCSEs in Physics, Additional Mathematics and Chemistry, and in Physics and Chemistry at Cambridge International AS & A Level. Cambridge IGCSE Global Perspectives and Business Studies saw 16% and 29% increase in entries. AS & A Level Business saw a 24% rise since 2016.

Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director for South Asia, Cambridge International Examinations said, “The significant growth of our March exam series since its introduction in 2015, in particular for a cross-curricular subject like Global Perspectives that cultivates critical thinking, research, and collaboration skills is testament to the passion for learning shown by Cambridge students across India. I would like to congratulate everyone getting their results today, and thank the teachers and parents who guided them to success.”

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