Edexcel introduces new IGCSE qualifications
Edexcel, formerly known as University of London Examination and Assessment Council in UK, yesterday announced the introduction of its new IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) qualifications.
IGCSE teaching will begin in August this year where 14 new IGCSE subjects will be offered.
The new IGCSEs are the most up-to-date international qualifications available from the UK. Edexcel, a part of Pearson Company, the world's largest education service provider, offers academic and vocational qualifications in the UK and over 100 countries worldwide.
Edexcel organised a launching ceremony of the IGCSE-2009 at Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre in the capital where it was said that the new IGCSE has been designed to be Edexcel's most up-to-date qualification.
Speaking as the chief guest, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni said Bangladeshi students will be greatly benefited from these new qualifications and will do well in the global competition.
Edexcel International Business Manager Dr David Davies said that Edexcel is one of the three examination boards, which are regulated by the UK government's qualifications and curriculum authorities.
“Bangladesh has been one of the key countries for Edexcel in our international plan,” he said while addressing the programme.
Director (examinations) of British Council Bangladesh Peter Ashton, Edexcel Country Manager Saidur Rahman and Regional Operations Manager Shahin Reza and many principal, teachers of English medium schools, educationalists were present on the occasion.