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Vidyaniketan ties up with Edexcel

The first school in B'lore to establish affiliation with Edexcel - U K to offer Edexcel qualifications

Bangalore based Vidyaniketan Academy (Hennur Bagalur Main Road, Geddalahalli) has tied up with Edexcel, UK's largest awarding body to offer their IGCSE and GCE A level qualifications and 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. The tieup will be formally announced on Saturday, Nov 8, Le Meridian by Mr 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

Speaking on the affiliation Roopa Dhawan, Principal, Vidyaniketan Academy said "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"

Mr. Sami Baig, Regional Director, Edexcel added "We 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."

Mr. Sanjay Malaviya, CEO, Planet EDU averred "With Edexcel we aim to go a step further and make a measurable impact in the schools space. Our support will go beyond being an examinations centre to act as a reliable support for schools by providing value-adds at every level."

About Edexcel
Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK's largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally. In 2007 we delivered 9.6 million exam scripts in over 85 countries, with 4.5 million marked onscreen using the groundbreaking ePen technology. Our general qualifications taken internationally include GCSEs, AS and A Levels, IGCSEs and O Levels. Our vocational qualifications include NVQ and BTEC from entry level to Higher National Diplomas. Our entire vocational portfolio had over one million registrations across 45 countries. www.edexcel.com/international.


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