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University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

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Established:1998 A.D.
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University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 14–19 year olds. We are part of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.

 

Our mission

CIE is committed to its mission of extending access to the benefits of high-quality education around the globe. Our curricula and qualifications are designed to support high-quality educational performance, developing successful students and supporting the economic performance of countries where CIE works at national level.

 

Developing successful students 

CIE was formally established in 1998 to provide high-quality, leading-edge qualifications that meet the ongoing demands of employers and educators across the world.

 

We offer a broad range of internationally recognised qualifications, both academic and vocational, which we have designed to develop successful students worldwide. These include general qualifications including Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge International A Level, Cambridge O Level and Cambridge Pre-U, a new post-16 qualification, plus a range of vocational Cambridge International Diplomas.

 

Working with governments around the world

CIE has 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. Tens of thousands of students take Cambridge O Levels every year.

 

In other parts of the world such as Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland, CIE has worked with governments to reform education systems, and helped to localise examinations by training officials, teachers, markers and examiners in curriculum development and assessment.

 

Supporting teachers

Teachers who are well supported are able to offer the best education possible and develop successful students. CIE offers teachers an extensive programme of training events and services, providing professional development and support including online training, face-to-face training, e-learning and training via video conferencing.

 

Where we work

CIE operates in 157 countries around the world, across Europe, South Asia, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America, Central and South America and Africa.

 

Governance

CIE is part of Cambridge Assessment, Europe’s largest assessment agency and a department of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Assessment was established in 1858 as the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

 

We have a board of directors. CIE’s Chief Executive sits on the Cambridge Assessment Group board. This is in turn governed by a Syndicate Committee with representatives of the University of Cambridge.

 

Staffing

CIE employs 200 staff in the UK and works with around 7,000 examiners.