The Cambridge International Education has announced O level and A level results and has downgraded majority of the students. The results proved a nightmare for the students as students who have scored A and A stars in O level and AS were given B, C and D Grades.
Many students were denied admissions in foreign universities due to these results due to downgrading of their A-level results following the release of the controversial results by Cambridge. Their admissions are in jeopardy. The expected grades sent to Cambridge by schools and colleges were, on the contrary, better than what was awarded. Hence it seems that Schools grades were not trusted by Cambridge. There have even been cases where students have been awarded "U", meaning failed in Cambridge.
Hundreds of students enrolled in foreign and Pakistani universities have been denied admission to the required universities. After this situation came to light, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood tweeted to CAIE and also recommended to take notice of this uneasiness of Pakistani students. A protest program has also been organized at the Karachi Press Club against the Cambridge results.
British Council said that the Cambridge Country Office in Islamabad has received numerous complaints from Cambridge schools and colleges across the country, including Karachi, regarding the results. Most complaints have been received regarding A level (A2) results.
It may be recalled that Cambridge Assessment International Education had canceled the June series examinations due to Corona and announced direct grading and while determining the method of results, expected grades were sought from the respective schools and colleges based on the performance of the students.