Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International Examinations
Abbreviation CIE
Motto Learn, Discover, Achieve
Formation 1858[1]
Parent organisation
Cambridge Assessment
Formerly called
University of Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International Examinations (or CIE, formerly known as the University of Cambridge International Examinations) are a provider of international qualifications, offering examinations and qualifications to 10,000 schools in more than 160 countries.[2]

The board of education is a division of Cambridge Assessment, the trading name of University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), founded in 1858[3] as a not-for-profit non-teaching department of the University of Cambridge.[4][5][6]


Qualifications offered by CIE include:

In addition, CIE provides Key Stage examinations for primary and secondary schools across the globe.[11]

Cambridge International AS and A Levels are available in a choice of 55 different subjects. Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course, and Cambridge International AS level is typically one year. Some subjects can be started as a Cambridge International AS Level and extended to a Cambridge International A Level.

Primary programme

Cambridge International Examinations offers a primary years programme called Cambridge Primary, providing curriculum support for affiliated primary schools.[12]


CIE qualifications are recognised for admission by UK universities (including Oxford and Cambridge)[13] as well as universities in the United States (Stanford and all Ivy League universities),[13] Canada, European Union, Middle East, West Asia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and around the world.[13]

See also


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