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Saturday, 15 September 2012

Cambride Outlook | eNews - September

Update for schools | September 2012
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September 2012 | Issue 22
This month we bring you a round-up of our new qualifications. We are extending our range across all subject areas, offering you more choice and fresh approaches.

We’re also looking to recruit more examiners, and you can find out how to apply below. Our examining roles are flexible, so you can fit the work around your existing teaching or other commitments. And you don't have to be based in the UK to join our team.

UK students

Even more choice  see our list of new qualifications
Are you up to date with our new qualifications? There are new Cambridge IGCSEs in World Literature and Enterprise, new Cambridge International A Levels in English Language and Media Studies – and many more language qualifications to choose from. You can find a quick round-up of what’s new on our website.

June 2012 worldwide exam results statistics 
Cambridge Pre-U studentsWe publish results statistics to help you measure your learners’ performance against the worldwide average. The June 2012 results statistics for Cambridge IGCSECambridge O Level and Cambridge International AS and A Level are now on our website. They show the percentage of learners who achieved each grade for every subject.

Examiners wanted! Find out how to apply
Entries for Cambridge exams are growing year on year, and so we need to expand our team of examiners. Examining offers excellent opportunities to develop your professional practice and work with education experts worldwide. And the roles are flexible, so you can fit examining around teaching or other commitments. You don’t have to be based in the UK to apply, and we will appoint you on a freelance basis. Learn more.  
Cambridge Teachers Conference – follow the event on Twitter
Cambridge Teachers Conference 2011The Cambridge Teachers Conference opens on Monday 17 September. Experts from the University of Cambridge, the Institute of Education in London and other education bodies will be sharing their research and ideas on effective leadership in schools. Join the conference on Twitter using the hashtag #ctconf2012. We’ll put news on Twitter throughout the three-day event.
Cambridge Primary and Cambridge Secondary 1 and the National Curriculum for England

Primary school childrenSchools in some parts of the world have asked us to show how learners following our Cambridge Primary and Cambridge Secondary 1 programmes meet attainment levels for the National Curriculum for England. Read the new curriculum mapping summary documents on our website to find out.Developing an international outlook with Global PerspectivesCambridge learnerCambridge Global Perspectives qualifications prepare learners for the 21st century, developing international-mindedness and critical thinking.

Some Global Perspectives teachers are looking to link up on projects with other schools. The best place to do this is on our discussion forum on Teacher Support. Just go to the Community area and click on the Global Perspectives discussion forum. Teachers have already started discussions about linking up with other schools on group project work, so just join one of the conversations and post your contact details.

Want to know more about Global Perspectives? Here’s a quick guide to what's available.

Ask the Examiner seminars start on 17 September 2012
Now is the time to put your questions to our examiners about the June 2012 exam series. We will be holding free seminars on Teacher Support from 17 to 28 September 2012, offering teachers a chance to ask questions about the series. All the examiner reports for the June 2012 series will be available on Teacher Support from 14 September 2012. Learn more.

Training in October 2012 – don't miss out

There are lots of training events happening next month for teachers of Cambridge qualifications. We are holding face-to-face workshops in China, Dubai, Egypt, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UK and Vietnam. You can also register for our online training – self-study courses start on 15 October and are ideal for teachers who are new to Cambridge. To find out more, and book your place, go to our Events and Training calendar.

Thousands of Cambridge principals and teachers read Cambridge Outlook eNews. The most popular stories in our last issue were:
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Post-exam resources are now available on Teacher Support
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2012/13 training calendar available - plan ahead
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New Language Awareness in Teaching online training course

You found the resources from our June 2012 exam series useful. The question papers are good for giving students practice at answering different types of question, and the examiner reports give insight into what we look for. We like to hear your feedback on our eNewsletter  – please keep in touch 


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