Islamabad – The Pearson-Edexcel launched international iPrimary and
iLowerSecondary programmes in Pakistan for the students aged 5-14
This academic excellence initiative would support in strengthening
country’s education system and standards will provide an opportunity
to the students to attain international education locally in Pakistan
even at a very beginning level of their educational career.
Mr. Hasan Khattak, Director Examinations Services, British Council and
Mr. Kevin Hiatt, Product Head International Curriculum Global Schools
Pearson UK launched this new initiative in Islamabad today at a local
Mr. Hasan Khattak, Director Examinations Services, British Council
said that, “It gives me immense pleasure to have collaborated with
Pearson. The British Council works closely with Pearson-Edexcel in
many countries around the world. The British Council creates
educational and cultural relations between people of other countries
and the UK and our partnership with Pearson-Edexcel in the area of
delivering UK qualifications is a vital aspect in building cultural
relations in Pakistan.
British Council’s effort for creating equal opportunities and
Pearson’s support and commitment go hand-in-hand and have improved
outcomes for learners in Pakistan tremendously.
Mr. Kevin said at the launching ceremony that, UK’s awarding body
Pearson Edexcel is supporting schools and teaching staff to achieve
excellence in the education sector which is also the objective of Govt
of Pakistan. The launch of iPrimary and iLowerSecondary programmes is
the real example of our commitment to Pakistan.
Edexcel being the largest awarding body in UK qualifications and
curriculum is well recognised globally and schools affiliated with
Edexcel are supported fully to ensure the delivery of qualifications
in a quality environment. Pearson also adds to Edexcel’s strengths by
offering an array of content and technology-led solutions to schools
while helping them match international standards of education.
Addressing at the launching ceremony, Mr. Faisal Mahmood, Country
Manager, Edexcel Pakistan said, the new curriculum will provide an
opportunity to the students to learn UK qualifications and achieve
results that compare well with students all over the world. He
mentioned that, the students in Pakistan have been achieving
outstanding results consistently over the years.
Pearson Edexcel iPrimary and iLowerSecondary is a complete and
comprehensive flexible programme for use in International Schools. As
well as the curriculum itself, the programme also comes with a wealth
of support with sample schemes of work, exemplified units of work,
internally assessed progress tests, externally assessed achievement
tests and a comprehensive professional development programme – all
supported by world-renowned Pearson print and digital courseware.
The launch ceremony was attended by leading private schools of the
country, teachers, students, distinguished guests and Edexcel team.
Pearson Edexcel iPrimary is a complete, six year programme for use in
International Primary Schools and iLowerSecondary is a complete, three
year programme for use in International Secondary Schools.
The leading private schools including British Overseas School, British
International School, Beacon Light Academy, Roots Millennium School
Karachi are already offering Pearson qualifications at their schools
and laying down the Foundation for future success and Steer students
towards success at International GCSE with a curriculum that builds on
their learning at every stage.