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Wednesday, 5 December 2012


Update for schools | December 2012
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Nov-Dec 2012 | Issue 24
Another busy year is coming to an end. Some of you will now be waiting for exam results in January, others looking ahead to our June series. Here's wishing you a successful 2013.

Our photo this month shows the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (right) opening Cambridge Assessment Singapore – our new charitable education organisation. It’s good news for Cambridge schools in Asia Pacific – read on to find out what we've planned.
Cambridge Assessment Singapore launch

Cambridge International A Level leads the way

We are pleased to update you on the latest reforms to UK AS and A Level which are moving closer and closer to the structure of our Cambridge International AS and A Level. This is great news as our qualifications help thousands of learners every year gain places at leading universities worldwide. Learn more.

New opportunities for Cambridge schools in Asia Pacific

Cambridge Assessment Singapore launch videoCambridge schools in Asia Pacific can look forward to a full programme of education events following the launch of Cambridge Assessment Singapore, our new charitable education organisation. Watch a video about the launch.

Cambridge Assessment Singapore will bring us closer to schools in the region and will bring Cambridge schools closer to each other, creating new opportunities for sharing expertise. Find out about forthcoming events.

Cambridge Global Perspectives new support resources

More and more schools worldwide are teaching Cambridge Global Perspectives – a cross-curricular subject available at Cambridge Secondary 2 and Cambridge Advanced stage. It helps schools broaden students’ learning and develop their independent thinking and research skills. We’ve just launched some new resources for Global Perspectives teachers and are developing an exciting online platform to support planning and teaching. Learn more

Cambridge International A Level syllabus review we need your views

If you teach Cambridge International AS and A Level please look out for our email surveys in January 2013. We'll be asking you to comment on development proposals for our most popular Cambridge International AS and A Level syllabuses, for examination in 2015. It's all part of our continuous programme of improvement, and follows our review of Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge O Level syllabuses.

Cambridge Publications Catalogue now available

Cambridge Publications catalogueThe new issue of the Cambridge Publications Catalogue is now on our website. It lists all the Cambridge publications available for each education stage, such as syllabuses, mark schemes and past papers. You can purchase printed copies of the materials by completing the order form on our website. Many of the publications are available to download free from Teacher Support, our secure site for Cambridge teachers.

Download the Cambridge Publications Catalogue from our website.

Cambridge Chemistry Challenge starts this month online

Cambridge Chemistry Challenge winnersIt's time once again to get your learners involved in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, a popular online competition that encourages students to think creatively about science. Developed by chemists at the University of Cambridge, the competition runs from November 2012 to June 2013. There is a different challenge posted online each month. Take this month's challenge.

Learners in the UK can also take the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge written exam. This year’s winners were announced recently (pictured above), including some Cambridge Pre-U students. Learn more.

Forthcoming events and training

Check our Events and Training calendar to find out about forthcoming events in your region. Our next series of online training courses starts in January 2013, plus we’re making more and more use of webinars to deliver training to teachers worldwide. Over the next few months we’re holding courses for teachers in Pakistan, USA, UK, Indonesia, India, Malaysia and China.

Making life easier for Cambridge exams officers

We’re launching free online training for Cambridge exams officers early next year. It’s our latest initiative to support this important role. The training is flexible and easy-to-use – ideal for new exams officers and those wanting a refresher. There will be a training module for each phase of the Cambridge Exams Cycle and it can be accessed at any time through our professional development training website. Look out for more news next year.

Cambridge Schools Conference 2013 – save the date

Our annual conference will take place in Singapore on 25 to 27 September 2013. The theme will be ‘Educating today’s learners for tomorrow’s world’. Register your interest now.

Exam results – reminder of key dates

November 2012 exam series: results will be available on CIE Direct on 22 January 2013.
June 2013 exam series: results will be available on CIE Direct on 13 August 2013.

You can find the exact times of the results release on Ask CIE.

What you're reading

Last month, many of you downloaded our free guide: Making the Move to Linear Qualifications. It gives guidance on planning and teaching linear courses, such as Cambridge IGCSE. It's particularly useful for teachers who are switching from modular courses such as UK A Level and GCSE to Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge Pre-U. Download the guide.
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