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Cambridge grows popularity in SA

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Cambridge qualifications are more popular than ever before, following a rise in examination entries this year in South Africa and around the world.

Entries for Cambridge AS and A Level examinations in South Africa increased by 5% in 2015/16 compared to the year before. In addition, entries for Cambridge Primary Checkpoint rose by 24% in 2015/16 compared to 2014/15.

There are also more Cambridge Schools in South Africa teaching Cambridge programmes and qualifications than ever before – almost 100 Cambridge schools in the country.

Cambridge International Examinations, part of the University of Cambridge, provides qualifications to over 10 000 schools worldwide in more than 160 countries. Globally there has been 10% growth in entries across all Cambridge qualifications this year, including 11% growth in entries for Cambridge International A Levels and 8% for Cambridge IGCSEs.

The most popular Cambridge AS and A Levels in South Africa are English Language and Mathematics.

Juan Visser, regional director: sub-Saharan Africa at Cambridge International Examinations, comments: “I’d like to congratulate all students and their teachers for all of the hard work that went into their exams this year. These learners are well placed to embark on the next stage of their lives. We are delighted that our community of Cambridge schools in South Africa continues to grow; this is in no small part due to the excellent results delivered each year by our schools.”