Thousands of students in India have received the results of the Cambridge International June 2023 exam series over the past week. Cambridge IGCSE and O Level exam results were released on August 17, following the release of Cambridge International AS & A Level results on 16 August. These results mark the end of an important phase of their lives and ready them for their next step in the world, whether in work or continuing their studies.
Cambridge International, a not-for-profit organisation, part of the world-renowned University of Cambridge and the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 3 to 19 year olds, has released the results of its June 2023 exam series to over half a million students worldwide, including nearly 9000 in India.
This year saw Cambridge International’s largest exam series to date, with 1.7 million entries for Cambridge exams across 5,600 schools in 147 countries. An increase of 11% on June 2022. Despite the challenges of the pandemic over the past few years, students in India have been able to gain the qualifications they need to take their next step, which is proof of their hard work and the continued support of their schools, teachers, families, and communities.
In total, there were almost 32,000 entries for Cambridge IGCSE, O Level and International AS & A Level exams in the June 2023 series in India, a rise of 4% since June 2022. More than 4300 students in India took Cambridge IGCSE and O Level exams, with English, Physics, and Mathematics being the most popular subjects. Over 4500 students in India took Cambridge International AS & A Level exams, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics being the most popular subjects.
Cambridge International holds three exam series each year in India, enabling schools to choose the series that best fits their students’ needs. The March series is the largest, however June is also a popular choice for schools.
On the June 2023 exam series, Rod Smith, Group Managing Director, International Education at Cambridge, said: “I congratulate Cambridge students for their hard work in achieving these results. They have shown great resilience over the past few years and have kept on moving forward with their education. With these qualifications our students can feel confident that they have developed the skills they need for the future, so they can embrace whatever opportunities lie ahead. “I also want to thank Cambridge schools and teachers, who once again have displayed tremendous commitment and passion for education that has been core to their students’ success.”
Mahesh Srivastava, Regional Director, South Asia, Cambridge International said: “Through the dedication of students, the unwavering commitment of educators, and the enduring support of families and communities, the journey of Cambridge students in India continues to inspire and we congratulate all students on their remarkable results. As we celebrate their achievements in the June 2023 exam series, we recognise that these results not only reflect academic excellence but also the resilience that empowers them for the future. Together, we pave the way for students to shape their destinies with confidence and seize the boundless opportunities that lie ahead.”
Like other exam boards, Cambridge International has been moving the standard of Cambridge qualifications back to the pre-pandemic standard of 2019 in gradual steps. This year’s standard has returned to the standard of 2019, and the impact of the pandemic has been taken into account when setting the grade boundaries. This means a student who would have achieved a grade A before the pandemic will be just as likely to get a grade A in 2023.
More than 600 schools across India offer Cambridge programmes and qualifications to their students. The Cambridge Pathway curriculum offers flexibility and choice to students and schools, with over 70 subjects available at Cambridge IGCSE and over 55 subjects offered at Cambridge International AS & A Level.National, News