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British Council hosts forum for school principals

By Our Correspondent
October 04, 2023

Islamabad:Pearson Pakistan and British Council held the “Principals’ Forum” to facilitate Pearson’s partner schools and their learners by showcasing their inspirational experiences, their learning journey and delivery of Pearson Edexcel qualifications.

This event was an opportunity to dive deeper into knowing and understanding the variety of academic opp­or­t­unities and resources available to students at these partner schools. The forum provided an insight into the latest Pearson Edexcel news, an exciting preview of onscreen mocks service, onscreen assessment roadmap, 9-1 grading and a closer look at International GCSE and International A Levels modular qualifications, and British Council’s valuable contribution as an exam delivery partner facilitating exams across the country.

The event was attended by Kathryn Booth, Director, Pearson School Qualifications Pearson Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan, and Turkey, Harriet Gardner, Regional Exams Director, South Asia, and Amanda Ingram, exams director, Pakistan, British Council alongside Pearson Edexcel partner schools’ leadership and Principals.

Kathryn Booth, director, Pearson School Qualifications Pearson Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan, and Turkey delivered a keynote presentation on “Preparing students for their future, with Pearson Edexcel qualifications”. She said “It’s great to see so many schools in Pakistan starting to see the value in our offer of International GCSEs and International A levels. Our Principals’ Forum will enable school leaders to get to grips with our qualifications in more detail and hear about our unique and innovative services, including access to scripts and onscreen assessment”. Amanda Ingram, exams director, Pakistan, British Council said that, “We are pleased to be working with Pearson Edexcel in Pakistan. Our collaboration supports young people to get academic content that leads to globally recognised qualifications. We at the British Council are committed to helping young people gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives, including through the access that these qualifications provide them.”

Ghousia Naveed, head of school, Beaconhouse School System (BSS) AECHS Campus delivered a session about their adoption of the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Onscreen Assessment programme, piloted by five campuses under the MoU between Beaconhouse School Systems and Pearson Edexcel. Waleed Mushtaq, CEO, Roots International Schools & Colleges, shared his testimonial and insights about the adoption of Pearson Edexcel International GCSE and iPrimary qualifications across their schools.

Asma Saleem, general manager, Department of International Qualifications, Curriculum & Assessments – The Millennium Education, delivered a session on the value of Pearson Edexcel Early Years and iPrimary qualifications across their campuses. The event was a success as participants left with insight and greater comprehension of the academic tools at their disposal to enhance the education quality for learners at their institute because Pearson Pakistan and British Council were able to effectively arrange and conduct this forum.