Cambridge International Examinations has witnessed a 12% rise in demand for its qualifications in UAE schools. More than 100 schools in the country made around 54,000 entries for Cambridge qualifications this year.
The most popular subjects taken by students were Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics.
Cambridge International AS & A Level entries increased by 11% in the UAE in 2017, with more than 3,500 students taking them in the June 2017 exam series. Cambridge IGCSE entries in UAE also rose by 13% this year, with over 8,000 UAE students taking the exams in the June 2017 series.
Commenting on the growth, Cambridge International Examinations regional director for Middle East and North Africa Waseem Al Hanbali said: "I would like to congratulate our students in the UAE for the hard work that went into their exams this year. We are extremely fortunate to have worked with schools here for over 37 years and I am pleased to say that the popularity for our international qualifications continue to grow with the overall growth of the education sector in this country."
Globally, Cambridge IGCSE continues to be the world's most popular international curriculum for 14 to 16 year olds, with entries increasing by 7% internationally. Meanwhile, Cambridge International AS & A Level entries rose by 10% this year.
There has also been an increase in the number of younger students now studying Cambridge programmes. Entries for Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests grew by 17% globally in 2017, and Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint tests increased by 9%.