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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. Please see the Supplement to the Code of Practice to cover portfolio of evidence (PDF, 124KB). This supplement modifies the Code of Practice and applies solely to the assessment of candidates through portfolio of evidence. It applies from the June 2022 series onwards until further notice.
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.