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the country. The company has approximately 11,000 students enrolled in courses ranging from undergraduate degrees in IT and sociology, to business diplomas and Masters courses in psychology. Its campuses prioritize digital learning with approximately 10,000 of its students accessing their courses through tablet devises, and focus on learning outcomes that prepare students for employment opportunities in their chosen careers. Core Markets The company’s major core markets are the U.K., Australia, Germany, France, the Benelux countries and Italy. These are countries where it works closely with educators and policy makers to improve learning through creating curriculum, designing assessments and developing digital learning systems. In the U.K. school market, the company offers academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked, with educational excellence rooted in names like Edexcel, BTEC and LCCI. Learners take its qualifications in approximately 80 countries worldwide. The company uses its online marking technology to mark approximately 97% of examination papers and its ResultsPlus service provides detailed analysis of every learner’s examination results. It is also driving innovation through digital products, such as Bug Club and ActiveLearn, and supporting skills for employability for progression in study, work, and life. Through Pearson College, the company delivers degrees in the U.K. The company’s professional testing business, Pearson VUE, provides a suite of services from test development to test delivery and data management. Pearson VUE offers exams through an extensive network of approximately 7,200 test centres across 194 countries, delivering the NCLEX exam for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the GMAT for the Graduate Management Admissions Council and various IT exams, such as Cisco and CompTIA. In the U.K., Pearson VUE works with professional and government bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Pearson VUE also includes Certiport, which operates in IT performance-based exams delivered through a global network of academic test centers, and GED Testing Service, a joint venture with the American Council on Education to deliver a high school equivalency exam. The businesses in the company’s English division include Wall Street English (center-based learning for consumers); ELT (institutional English language publications including brands such as Longman); Pearson English Business Solutions (online business English learning solutions); and Grupo Multi (the leading adult English language training company in Brazil). In 2014, it released the Global Scale of English, a global benchmark of English language learning. Penguin Random House Penguin Random House comprises the adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India, Penguin’s publishing activity in Asia and South Africa, as well as Dorling Kindersley worldwide, and Random House’s companies in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Columbia and Chile. Penguin Random House employs people globally across approximately 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish approximately 15,000 new titles annually. Its publishing list includes approximately 70 Nobel Prize laureates and various widely read authors. Penguin Random House sells directly to bookshops and through wholesalers. Retail bookshops normally maintain relationships with both publishers and wholesalers and use the channel that best serves the specific requirements of an order. It also sells through online retailers, such as Amazon.com, as well as its own Websites and direct to the customer through digital sales agents. Strategy The company’s strategy centers on a significant long-term opportunity: the sustained and growing global demand for greater access, achievement and affordability in education. Discontinued Operations In July 2015, the company d

 

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