A guide for parents.

Cambridge International Examinations prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge.
Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential

Your child’s needs as a learner are at the heart of our approach to education. Our programmes and qualifications aim to give your child a love of learning that will stay with them through school, universityand beyond. Our approach supports schools to develop learners who are:

  • confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
  • responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectfulof others
  • reflective and developing their ability to learn
  • innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
  • engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.

International education from 5 to 19

Cambridge programmes and qualifications take learners on a journey from primary to secondary and pre-university education, building knowledge and skills at every stage.

Some schools choose to offer Cambridge programmes and qualifications at every stage of education, while others choose just one or two stages. We give schools flexibility so they can build a curriculum to match the needs of each student. At the end of the Cambridge Secondary 2 and Cambridge Advanced stages, your child can achieve globally recognised qualifications like Cambridge IGCSE® or Cambridge International AS & A Level.


Opening up opportunities worldwide

Cambridge programmes and qualifications set the global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigour and reflect the latest educational research. They provide a strong platform for learners to progress from one stage to the next.
Our international qualifications, including Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level and Cambridge International AS & A Level, are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.
Every year thousands of learners gain the Cambridge qualifications they need to win places at leading universities worldwide including the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. All UK universities and over 450 US universities accept Cambridge International A Level qualifications, including Harvard,MIT, Stanford and Yale.
Learners can easily find out which universities worldwide accept Cambridge qualifications bysearching our online database at

A global learning community

With Cambridge programmes and qualifications, your child is joininga community of learners from more than 10000 schools in over 170 countries. We have created our programmes and qualifications for students worldwide but we makesure there is plenty of space forlocal content too. Distance does not create a barrier between Cambridge learners around the world. Our online communities bring schools and learners together to discuss their projects and activities. By developing a global outlook in Cambridge learners, we aim to equip them for success in the fast-changing modern world. We also provide comprehensive support to help teachers deliver the best education possible to your child. As well as classroom resources and training, we offer opportunities for teachers to network with Cambridge teachers around the world and exchange ideas in our online forums. Our global learning community helps develop best practice and raise standards of international education around the world.