Record number of entries for Cambridge IGCSE
The number of entries for Cambridge IGCSE in English (Literature and Language), and sciences (Chemistry, Biology and Physics) has almost tripled in just one year, with exam entries leaping from 34 800 for June 2012 to 93 300 for June 2013.
The total number of entries for all Cambridge IGCSE subjects has doubled over this period, with over 115 000 entries made by schools this year.
This increase in popularity, which coincides with the 25th anniversary of Cambridge IGCSE, has been driven by a growing appetite among teachers and school leaders for a linear approach that prioritises learning time over assessment, says Michael O’Sullivan, Chief Executive, Cambridge International Examination.
The number of UK state schools taking exams in the linear IGCSE qualification has likewise almost tripled, rising from 368 in June 2012 to 963 this year, meaning state schools now make up almost three-quarters of schools offering the qualification. Including independent schools, Cambridge IGCSE is now being taken in over 1300 schools in the UK.
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