Our Code of Practice outlines our approach to assessment and provides a set of standards which we use as a benchmark for our own performance.
Code of Practice (175Kb)
Our Cambridge customer commitment outlines the commitments we make to schools that register with Cambridge.
Michael O'Sullivan was appointed Chief Executive of Cambridge International Examinations in April 2013.
Student at Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
“Along with providing a strong foundation for higher education, Cambridge IGCSE widened my horizons and enhanced my thinking prowess.”
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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 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 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.
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.
We have worked in partnership with ministries of education, qualifications authorities and examination and assessment boards around the world for over 150 years.
In some countries, such as Singapore, Cambridge examinations are the state qualification for students in secondary school. In other parts of the world, such as Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland, we have worked with governments to reform education systems and helped to localise examinations by training officials, teachers, markers and examiners in curriculum development and assessment.
We also develop bespoke curriculum and assessments for countries at a national level. We are currently engaged in major projects in Bahrain and Egypt, among others.
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, reflective, innovative and engaged. All our programmes and qualifications follow a learner-centred approach.
The Chief Executive of Cambridge International Examinations is a member of the Cambridge Assessment Group board. This is in turn governed by a Syndicate Committee with representatives of the University of Cambridge.
Our approach to assessment is set out in our Code of Practice.
Our systems for designing, developing and delivering products and systems for the provision of international education programmes and qualifications for 5–19 year olds, and for providing associated assessment, educational services, teacher support and training are certified as meeting the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2008 standard for quality management. Learn more...