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We have had to make changes to our June 2021 and November 2021 series in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. You can find more information about these changes here. As a result of these changes, many of the commitments described in our Code of Practice are not relevant for centres following the school-assessed grades route in the June and November 2021 series. For these centres only we are suspending the Code of Practice for the June and November 2021 series, as we did in June 2020. The Code of Practice will apply as usual for the majority of our centres that not following the school-assessed grades route. We are adapting our policies and procedures to make sure the fairness and integrity of our assessments are maintained in these extraordinary circumstances.
We develop our qualifications according to our Code of Practice (PDF, 250KB). The Code of Practice sets out our approach to assessment and demonstrates our aim of transparency in our dealing with those who use our assessments.
We regularly review and update Cambridge programmes and qualifications to make sure they reflect the latest developments in teaching and learning and meet schools’ needs around the world.
In 2016 we commissioned UK NARIC, the national agency in the UK for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications and skills, to carry out in-depth, independent benchmarking studies to compare Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level to the UK education system. The studies found Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level to be robust qualifications that are comparable to the standard of UK GCSE and A Level. In October 2019, a further study by UK NARIC found that Cambridge IGCSE can be considered of a comparable level to the reformed GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Read more about the UK NARIC benchmarking studies.
Cambridge International is committed to providing exceptional quality. In line with this commitment, our quality management system for the provision of international qualifications and education programmes for students aged 5 to 19 is independently certified as meeting the internationally recognised standard, ISO 9001:2015. Learn more.
We are recognised for the provision of a number of our qualifications by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) the UK government's regulator for awarding organisations and regulated qualifications in England. We are also recognised in Wales by Qualifications Wales and in Northern Ireland by CCEA.