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Oxford University Press (OUP) Pakistan and Beaconhouse, the largest private school network in Pakistan, have joined forces in a strategic alliance to introduce OxfordAQA International GCSEs and A-levels in the country, signifying a significant advancement in the realm of education.
This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlines that Beaconhouse schools, with support from Oxford University Press in Pakistan, will oversee the administration of OxfordAQA examinations. The collaboration ensures secure examination venues nationwide, providing students across Pakistan the opportunity to undertake OxfordAQA exams.
OxfordAQA, a global provider of international qualifications, delivers a comprehensive array of international GCSEs, AS, and A-levels to schools worldwide. Established as a partnership between Oxford University Press (a division of the University of Oxford) and AQA, the UK’s foremost provider of GCSEs and A-levels, OxfordAQA stands as the fastest-growing international exam board.
With a commitment to fair assessment, OxfordAQA has developed a distinctive Fair Assessment approach for its international GCSEs, AS, and A-level exams, ensuring an equitable platform for all students to showcase their knowledge and skills.
Andrew Coombe, Managing Director of OxfordAQA, emphasized the transformative impact of fair assessment in education, where grades accurately reflect students’ abilities, providing an equal opportunity for all.
Commenting on the partnership, Kasim Kasuri, CEO of Beaconhouse, expressed the institution’s dedication to empowering students through diverse pathways to success. He views this collaboration as a significant stride toward offering students a broad range of international qualifications that enrich their academic experience and prepare them for success in a competitive global landscape.
Arshad Saeed Husain, Managing Director of Oxford University Press, Pakistan, highlighted the strategic partnership’s goal to provide high-quality, globally recognized qualifications to Pakistani students. This initiative aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to face the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.