Cambridge International today (May 19) announced the results of its March 2020 exam series in India for Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications. The results have been published as planned despite the challenges we are all facing due to Covid-19. This was done keeping student interests uppermost in mind and to support them in continuing their education at this difficult time.
This year combined 52,190 entries were submitted for Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level by 337 schools across the country. Out of which over 41,000 entries were for Cambridge IGCSE and over 11,000 were for Cambridge International AS & A Level. The March series is popular with Indian students as it enables them to get their results in time to meet local admission deadlines. Currently, there are 500 schools in India offering Cambridge programmes and qualifications.
The announcement of results was welcomed by Indian schools and students as it will allow them to apply for competitive tests at universities and meet deadlines for NEET and JEE Advanced seat allotment. Amita Mishra, Principal, DPS International said, “The March series is in sync with the Indian Schools calendar. By declaring results on-time in May, it facilitates access to more institutions of higher education as they prefer real scores over predicted grades. With COVID-19, India may become the preferred destination for many students, making the March series even more popular. Cambridge International’s response to student distress is reassuring, especially around plans for the June 2020 series. Schools will further review their systems to meet Cambridge International’s standards, paving the way for the new normal.”
As per a statement released by VIBGYOR High School – Goregaon, part of VIBGYOR chain of Schools, its students—Manya Kewalramani and Ishaan Tibdewal were joint school topperswith 94.25% in the Class 10-equivalent IGCSE of the Cambridge International board examination, the results of which were declared on May 19.
Manya Kewalramani credited her results to immense hard work. “I use to meticulously plan my academics, so I could balance them with my extracurricular activities. I give a lot of credit to my teachers and parents who supported me right through my 10th grade.” Ishaan Tibdewal too, credited his success to proper planning and dedication as he secured 94.25 per cent results. “I thank my parents, teachers and my school who were extremely supportive to ensure I reach my goals.”
Mahesh Srivastava, Regional Director, South Asia, Cambridge International added: “We are doing all we can to allow students to continue their education as smoothly as possible. I would like to congratulate students for their passion and hard work in achieving these results today. I also want to thank their schools and families on behalf of the entire team at Cambridge International for their support in these difficult times.”
For June 2020 series results, Cambridge International is collaborating with schools to ensure that the subject grades earned by the students represent their achievement levels as set out by rigorous Cambridge International standards. The grades and qualifications that Cambridge International awards for the June series will carry the same value as grades and qualifications for any other series.