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In November 2019 we announced that we will be withdrawing Cambridge Pre-U. The last examinations for the majority of subjects* will be June 2023, with a resit available in June 2024. No teaching of Cambridge Pre-U syllabus should be started for new students in September 2022.
*There are five syllabuses being withdrawn a year earlier with last examinations in June 2022 - Latin, Classical Greek, Psychology, Russian and Italian. Only resit candidates can be entered to take the exams in June 2023 for these syllabuses, new candidates will not be eligible to enter.
Cambridge Pre-U addresses the needs of teachers, students and universities by:
Assessment of Cambridge Pre-U takes place at the end of the course. This linear structure creates more time for teaching and learning, free from the interruptions of modular exams.
Cambridge Pre-U reports achievement on a scale of nine grades:
Cambridge Pre-U is suitable for all students who would achieve a pass at A Level.
Students can take Cambridge Pre-U syllabuses separately and receive a grade for each one. Or they can take the full Cambridge Pre-U Diploma. To achieve the Diploma, students must take at least three Cambridge Pre-U subjects (or a combination of Cambridge Pre-U subjects and up to two A Levels) plus Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research.
Download the Cambridge Pre-U Diploma syllabus (PDF, 126KB)