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YCIS Qingdao Joins Global Community of Cambridge Schools

May, 2012
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Yew Chung International School of Qingdao (YCIS Qingdao) has been awarded Cambridge International School status by University of Cambridge International Examinations and is now approved to offer Cambridge programs and qualifications, including Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels.

ycis-qd-igcseUniversity of Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programs and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. It is part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s top universities and trusted for excellence in education. Cambridge programs and qualifications are taught in more than 9,000 schools in over 160 countries.

Ann Puntis, Chief Executive of University of Cambridge International Examinations, said: “We are delighted to announce that YCIS Qingdao has joined our global community of Cambridge schools. We look forward to a long and productive relationship which will be of great benefit to learners throughout the region.”

Cambridge programs and qualifications are recognized and valued by universities and employers around the world. Cambridge helps schools deliver the best education possible by providing comprehensive support, including teacher training, classroom resources and membership of a global learning community.

Mr. James Chapman, Head of Secondary and Vice Principal, spoke on behalf of the school: “With the school seeking to offer an ever-expanding range of curriculum subjects, year on year at YCIS Qingdao, from within the Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Languages the students will have a stronger and stronger foothold towards building the key skills necessary for the next steps on their educational journey. With our connection to the A-level program also, students at YCIS Qingdao can confidently look forward to a through train of education from Kindergarten all the way through to university. With our strong emphasis on developing the whole child, the addition of IGCSE and A-levels will provide that key academic stimulus alongside the importance of strong character virtues.”

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