Cambridge International Examinations - ABOUT CIE

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University of Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5–19 year olds. Our qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.

We are part of the Cambridge Assessment Group, a not-for-profit organisation and a department of the University of Cambridge. We share in their mission of providing excellence in education.

Our mission

Our mission is to deliver world-class international education through the provision of curricula, assessment and services. We are committed to extending access to the benefits of high-quality education around the globe. Our programmes and qualifications develop successful learners and support the economic performance of countries where we work at national level.

Our programmes and qualification

Our international education programmes and qualifications lead seamlessly from primary through secondary and pre-university years. We provide globally recognised qualifications including Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS and A Level and Cambridge Pre-U, which open doors for learners worldwide.

We also offer Cambridge Professional Development qualifications for teachers and trainers.

Where we work

More than 9000 schools offer Cambridge programmes and qualifications. We operate in 160 countries across 6 regions: Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and Southern Africa. We have Cambridge representatives in every region.

Developing successful teachers and learners

Well supported teachers can offer the best education possible and develop successful learners. We offer full support including training, events, teaching and learning resources, and membership of a global community.

Together with schools, we aim to develop Cambridge learners who are confident, responsible, innovative and engaged. All our programmes and qualifications follow a learner-centred approach.


The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

Cambridge IGCSE is the world's most popular international curriculum for 14-16 year olds, leading to globally recognised and valued Cambridge IGCSE qualifications. It is part of the Cambridge Secondary 2 stage.

 It incorporates the best in international education for learners at this level. It develops in line with changing needs, and is regularly updated and extended.

 It develops successful students, giving them excellent preparation for their next steps in education, including progression to A and AS Level study, and equips them with skills for immediate employment. Cambridge IGCSE is recognised by universities and employers worldwide.


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