Facts and figures about Cambridge International Examinations

Facts and figures about
Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge International Examinations is part of the University of Cambridge. We prepare
school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for
learning. Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and
employers, giving students better 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.
• Over 10 000 schools in over 160 countries around
the world offer Cambridge qualifications.
• We are a division of Cambridge Assessment, a
not-for-profit organisation and part of the world
renowned University of Cambridge.
• C ambridge Primary is taught in over 850 schools
• Every year we receive nearly 80 000 entries
for Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint, our tests for
11 to 14 year olds.
• 2013 marked the 25th anniversary of the first
Cambridge IGCSE® exam.
• C ambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular
international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds.
It is taken in over 140 countries and in more than
5000 schools around the world.
• There are more than 760 000 subject entries for
Cambridge IGCSE exams each year.
• We are the world’s biggest provider of O Level.
Cambridge O Level is taken in 57 countries.
• C ambridge International AS and A Levels are taken
in 127 countries with more than 435 000 subject
entries each year.
• We developed Cambridge Pre-U as an alternative
to A Level for UK schools. It prepares students for
university and was first examined in June 2010.
• C ambridge Pre-U is taught in over 160 UK state and
independent schools.
• C ambridge examinations are marked by around
10 000 highly skilled examiners.
• We produce around 5.7 million question papers
each year.
• We hold more than 750 training events a year
providing 14 000 teachers from across the globe
with the skills and knowledge they need to help
their students succeed.
• In 2008, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of
the formation of our parent organisation Cambridge
Assessment, and in 2009 we celebrated the 800th
anniversary of the University of Cambridge.
Learn more! For more details please go to www.cie.org.uk/about-us
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