13 August 2010
The first full set of examination results for Cambridge Pre-U will be published on Thursday 19 August. This marks the achievement of a trailblazing cohort of students taking a new qualification. Cambridge Pre-U was developed by University of Cambridge International Examinations in collaboration with schools and Higher Education.
Schools and universities asked us to develop a qualification, which:
Cambridge Pre-U is designed to prepare students to hit the ground running at university. It's about getting on, not just getting in. And it's designed to be appropriate for all students heading for university - not just the very highest achievers.
Dr Kevin Stannard, CIE Director, Education, said: 'Working in partnership with schools and with Higher Education has provided a qualification that is academically challenging with built-in stretch and challenge. That's what's making Cambridge Pre-U a success.'
54 schools entered candidates for this first set of Cambridge Pre-U examinations.
101 schools are teaching Cambridge Pre-U and planning to enter candidates in the 2011 or 2012 examination session.
2,246 Cambridge Pre-U entries were received for the June 2010 session.
111 UK universities and 30 medical schools have published formal recognition statements
59 universities in the US and Canada have published formal recognition statements, including McGill, Yale and Stanford.
There is more information about Cambridge Pre-U on our website