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Mumbai: IGCSE results out, city toppers want to study abroad

The CIE introduced a March series of the exams in India last year to facilitate admissions for students willing to continue education in India.

THE CAMBRIDGE International Examinations (CIE) announced the results for its equivalent of Class X, XI and XII exams Thursday and students from the city have passed with flying colours.

Aryan Pandhi, a student of Jamnabai Narsee School, Vile Parle, has scored grades equivalent to 93.11 per cent in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exam (equivalent for Class X).

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Aryan scored A* in seven out of nine subjects and A in the other two. “I had expected good scores but this is beyond my expectations,” said Aryan who had studied for six to seven hours a day to prepare for the exams. He wants to become an engineer.

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From the same school, Amay Shah too scored seven A*s and two As.

“I was expecting better but I am happy with what I got,” said Amay, who is now aiming for a spot in one of the Ivy League schools.

Ayush Gala from SVKM JV Parekh International School, Vile Parle, too scored seven A*s and two As.

He plans to pursue further education abroad and is already preparing for Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

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All three of them said they and their parents had chosen the IGCSE curriculum as it was more application based.

“Our course is more practical and not about rote learning,” said Ayush.

Of the 58 students from Jamnabai Narsee International School who appeared for the IGCSE exams, five scored above 90 per cent and 22 students scored above 85 per cent.

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“At SVKM JV Parekh International School, 30 students had taken the test and all of them have been successful,” said principal G Swaminathan.

The CIE also announced the results for its A level (Class XII equivalent) and AS level (Class XI equivalent) results.

Disha Sankhe from SVKM JV Parekh International School, Vile Parle, secured two A*s and two As out of the five subjects.

“I was a little disappointed by the ‘B’ in English,” said Disha. She is making preparations for a chemical engineering degree from a top university abroad.

The CIE introduced a March series of the exams in India last year to facilitate admissions for students willing to continue education in India.

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“Since we introduced a March series of exams in India last year, entries have more than doubled. We are delighted to see such an enthusiastic response from schools,” said Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director South Asia, CIE.

priyanka.sahoo@expressindia.com

 

First published on: 20-05-2016 at 01:42:57 am
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