The international Cambridge curriculum is recognized by universities worldwide and employers around the world as a standard in education. It is international, flexible, challenging, and inspiring. Cambridge students are able to develop a curiosity and a passion for learning. They acquire the skills necessary to succeed at university and in their future career.
The Cambridge Pathway: From primary through to pre-university
Students on the Cambridge Pathway have the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed at school, university, and beyond.
These four stages take you seamlessly from primary through secondary and into the pre-university years. Each stage, Cambridge Primary Cambridge Lower Secondary Cambridge Upper Secondary, Cambridge Advanced builds on the learning of the previous one but can also be offered individually. Each syllabus follows a similar approach. It builds on the previous learning and can be offered separately.
Understanding, knowledge and higher-order thinking skills
Cambridge programs combine a focus on deep subject knowledge with the ability to develop skills for future study and work. It is a place that values both deep subject knowledge and conceptual understanding, which helps students to make connections between different aspects of a subject. Students are encouraged to learn higher-order thinking skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration, as well as the ability to present arguments. These skills are transferable and will be useful for a lifetime. They also prepare students for their future. These skills make learning fun and rewarding.
Cambridge Global Perspectives
Cambridge Global Perspectives a transformative programme for students in all stages of school education that develops outstanding transferable skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, and research. This programme is open to students 5-19 years old and runs seamlessly from Cambridge Primary to Cambridge Advanced.
Flexibility and choice for students and schools
Cambridge schools adapt the Cambridge International Curriculum to fit their culture, ethos and students’ needs. Over 70 subjects are offered at Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level and more than 55 at Cambridge International AS & A Level. This allows Cambridge schools to create a curriculum that offers real choice in both subject and combination.
Learning and Teaching
Teachers delivering the Cambridge Pathway are supported by Cambridge schools. Our teacher and learner attributes are inspiring, aspirational, and powerful. These attributes are incorporated into all our qualifications and syllabuses to ensure that they are useful, challenging, and productive.
Assessment plays two crucial roles:
- To prove that a student has learned
- To improve the understanding and skills of students.
A good education is only possible through effective assessment. Assessments are fair, valid and reliable. Every Cambridge exam gives a true picture about a student’s abilities, regardless of where and when they were taken. Our assessments are a permanent passport to further education and employment.
The Cambridge qualifications that students have earned are recognized worldwide and accepted by employers and universities at home as well as abroad. The Cambridge qualification has a strong reputation and will remain valuable for life.
Recognition of employer and university
More than 2,100 colleges and universities around the world recognize Cambridge qualifications. They are recognized by all UK universities, more than 800 US universities (including all Ivy League schools), and many other important student destinations such as Canada, Australia and South Africa. Our qualifications are recognized by employers and universities as proof of academic achievement. They know that our curriculum and rigorous assessments provide students with the tools they need to succeed in higher education.
Over a million students in more than 10,000 schools
Cambridge schools are part of a global network. Nearly a million people are taught Cambridge qualifications and programmes in more than 10,000 schools across 160 countries. The Cambridge board supports teachers and schools to achieve the best results for students. Schools provide invaluable feedback from many perspectives, including principal, teacher, student, and parent, to ensure that cambridge qualifications are relevant, world-class, respected, and recognized.
Student and professional learning communities
Teachers from Cambridge are connected. Teachers can share their views, information, and resources with each other through our professional learning communities, both online and face-to-face. Regular professional development events bring together teachers and experts, providing the opportunity to share knowledge and learn from each other.