KARACHI: Thousands of students in Pakistan will be receiving their Cambridge International IGCSE and O level exams results on Thursday (today).

Students of Cambridge International AS and A Level already received their results last week on Aug 11 and now it is the turn of the younger O-level students. The exams were held in June.

The nervousness among the students was clear. They were wishing each other good luck on social media. If not that they were asking their followers to wish them luck as they aired their fears about not expecting good marks in one dreaded subject or the other. The reason was an understandable one: Covid-19.

Like in the previous two years, the pandemic has been a cause of worry for all especially students.

But despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the exams went ahead in nearly all countries this year. And where the exams could not go ahead because of local Covid-19 restrictions, Cambridge International provided an alternative assessment, marked by Cambridge examiners. Cambridge also provided support to help students and teachers worldwide to adapt running of exams and other assessment to the disruption caused by Covid-19.

It is normal for students of O levels to decide whether they want to go for AS and A level after O level exams or to get into any of the local colleges for intermediate.

Published in Dawn, August 18th, 2022

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