Learning is about transforming our knowledge, but learning in itself is undergoing transformation as the world develops. In Sri Lanka, Cambridge Assessment International Education is one of the drivers of this transformation.
Part of the Cambridge University Press and Assessment and the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life by helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.
In Sri Lanka, the organisation helps schools shape a Cambridge curriculum around how they want students to learn across a wide range of subjects. Curricula are offered from the Primary school level, all the way to the Cambridge I GCSEs or A Levels, and even beyond to Pre-University education. GCSE is an internationally accepted equivalent to the UK GCSE standard, and is taught in over 10,000 schools in 160 countries.
The unique feature of Cambridge programs is that they help students aged 5 to 19 develop the skills the need for life and to achieve throughout school, university and work.
The Cambridge curricula are developed as international curricula that stretch, challenge and inspire students of all abilities to develop an informed curiosity and passion for learning, ultimately equipping students with the skills they need to succeed in academia and the workplace.
Cambridge Assessment International Education also supports the development of learners and teachers who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. Professional development for teachers is also a focus area for the Institute.
Explaining how a Cambridge education stands apart from the crowd, and how that can help students rise above the rest, Cambridge International Education Global Director – International Network Dr. Ben Schmidt, an esteemed and world-renowned educator in his own right, explained: “There is a crucial need to move away from archaic and outdated systems of learning and teaching, particularly memorising textbooks and rote learning.
“There needs to be a constant evolution in learning to keep up with the times, and we are providing this, not just for students but also for teachers, because teaching techniques too need to change and adapt to the students of the day. In terms of Sri Lanka, we see huge potential and are optimistic about the future here.
“An international education can unlock opportunities for Sri Lankan students and we want to be able to facilitate this. We are very much committed to Sri Lanka and supporting education in the country with an international perspective and emerging techniques.”
In its endeavour to inspire curious and analytical learners who are able to think for themselves and use and apply their knowledge across subjects and skillsets, Cambridge Assessment International Education provides a range of services to schools, students and teachers in Sri Lanka.
Those interested in learning more about the Cambridge curricula and programs as an educational institute, student, or teacher could visit cambridgeinternational.org/. Special one-on-one meetings and assessments can be arranged on request to further the journey in education.