Bangalore based ?Vidyaniketan Academy?, has announced its affiliation with Edexcel, UK?s largest awarding body to offer their IGCSE and GCE A level qualifications and offering the equivalent of class 10 and class 12 awards in the UK.
Vidyaniketan Academy will be the first school in Bangalore to offer Edexcel?s international qualifications hoping to provide learners with a world-class educational experience. They will be supported in delivering the qualifications by Planet EDU, Edexcel?s examination centre in India.
Edexcel?s GCE A levels are recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as well as universities world-wide. Students at Vidyaniketan Academy will now benefit from learning an international qualification with progression routes in India and abroad.
There will be an information and launch for the public on 8 November 2008 at 5.30 pm at Le Meridian, Coronet Hall, Sankey Road, Bangalore, by Robin Clee, General Qualifications Programme Manager, Edexcel (UK and International). For details contact: Payal Mathur, Coordinator, Edexcel Examinations, Planet EDU ? +91.9971123703, Mr Neslyn Johnson, Manager Business Development, Planet EDU - +91.9382335501
Roopa Dhawan, Principal, Vidyaniketan Academy said ?Our school has always placed great premium on having education tailored to the interests of our students.
With Edexcel we feel we have found the right body that understands the importance of this requirement while maintaining high standards of currency and relevance in its syllabus. The other impressive aspect which convinced us was the support eco-system being provided by Planet EDU in delivering these qualifications?
Sami Baig, Regional Director, Edexcel added ?We were extremely impressed with the commitment to excellence shown by Vidyaniketan Academy and are pleased to offer affiliation to them as our first school in Bangalore. Edexcel has been the UK?s premier awarding body and is present in 85 countries world-wide. India has traditionally held quality education in great value and we intend to provide students as well as the academia with this very quality through our qualifications.