Karachi—Cambridge International Examinations in association with its partner, the British Council, recently hosted Cambridge Principals Forums, attended by more than 300 principals and representatives from Cambridge Associate schools.
The events, which took place in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore, discussed important developments in the Cambridge curriculum including Cambridge O Level, IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level, which are taken by students in over 560 schools in Pakistan.
The key session at the forum focused on ‘Global Recognition of Cambridge Qualifications’ led by Val Sismey, Head of Recognitions at Cambridge International Examinations. With her extensive experience of closely working with universities around the world, Val provided insights into requirements and admissions procedures of universities in the USA and the UK, two of the most popular destinations for students in Pakistan.
Val also discussed admissions procedures for universities in Pakistan and commented on how well Cambridge students perform in entrance exams set by leading universities in Pakistan. Speaking to the gathering about Cambridge programs and qualifications, Uzma Yousuf, Country Director, Cambridge International Examinations said: “Cambridge International Examinations is a global thought leader in international education with over a million students in 10,000 schools across 160 countries.
Cambridge not only provides exceptional prospects for students, but also develops their analytical and critical thinking skills, which are critical for success at university and in life. The universal recognition of Cambridge programmes enables students to pursue studies at top universities in USA, UK, Canada, Australia and other countries”.
Murray Keeler, Director Examinations Services for the British Council Pakistan, provided an update on new services for schools and emphasised that a key part of the British Council’s role is to ensure that candidates have the opportunity to perform at their best during the upcoming examination session.