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We have recognitions experts based in Cambridge International offices around the world. They work closely with universities to ensure they understand Cambridge qualifications and that our qualifications develop the skills needed for success at university.
Our Research team also works with universities to evaluate how well Cambridge students do on campus. Watch the video below to hear how the Cambridge curriculum is perceived by university admission staff.
Watch the video below to learn more about how Cambridge programmes prepare students for university.
VIDEO: Find out how universities from around the world perceive the Cambridge curriculum.
Cambridge International has been carrying out a long-term research study in the US to assess how well students who took Cambridge qualifications at high school do at college. The study shows that Cambridge programmes get students ‘college-ready’ and that students with Cambridge qualifications are more likely to graduate than students with other qualifications. Read more about the research.
Data from Florida State University shows that Cambridge students excel in their college careers. View research findings (PDF, 156KB) on subsequent course performance and college career outcomes for Cambridge students enrolled at Florida State University (FSU).
In the US, Cambridge qualifications play a crucial role in closing opportunity and achievement gaps, so that students from disadvantaged backgrounds have an equal chance of success. View the case studies (PDF, 2MB) to find out more about the impact that Cambridge qualifications have on raising educational standards and improving the College and Career Readiness scores for US students.
We survey Cambridge schools every year to find out where Cambridge students are applying to university. The survey informs the work of our Global Recognitions team and identifies trends. The latest survey in 2021 shows the top factors which influenced students’ study choice destinations, and the increase in popularity of international destinations. View the Destination survey results and infographics (PDF, 1MB) for countries where schools provided high numbers of responses.
The response that we receive from the destination survey gives a good picture of the top destinations for our students and indicates how the trends are evolving over time. The survey results in 2020 outlined the impact of world events on students’ higher education destination choices. Read the blog about the trends emerging from our 2017, 2018 and 2019 surveys.
We survey university admissions staff about Cambridge programmes and their experiences of Cambridge students. View the results of the most recent Admissions Officer survey (PDF, 290KB).
UK NARIC, the national agency in the UK for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications and skills, has carried out an independent benchmarking study of Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level. The study found these qualifications to be comparable to the standard of UK GCSE and UK AS & A Level. For more information about the findings, read the UK NARIC benchmarking studies.
Due to the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, the UK NARIC national recognition agency function was re-titled as UK ENIC on 1 March 2021, operated and managed by Ecctis Limited. From 1 March 2021, international benchmarking findings are published under the Ecctis name.
University faculty and admissions staff regularly contribute to our blog, as does our Global Recognitions team. To ensure you don’t miss a post sign up for updates. Below are some examples:
Getting In and Getting On – How do ‘college ready’ skills vary across the world?
Kevin Ebenezer, Head of Global Recognitions
‘Women’s work’: engineering the best jobs for the future
Professor Elizabeth Croft, Dean of Monash Engineering, Australia
STEM experts help us to see into the future
Stu Schmill, Dean of Admissions and Student Financial Services, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Thinking differently: why it’s important to develop a global perspective
Jerry Lucido, Executive Director and founder of the USC Centre for Enrolment Research, Policy and Practice at the University of Southern California
Why equipping students with the skills to think independently helps them thrive at university
Denise Nijhuis, Coordinator Student Recruitment and Admissions, at University College Roosevelt (UCR), The Netherlands
Tips on applying for college in the US – podcast with top US admissions officers
Applying to the University of Cambridge - a Cambridge International podcast
Applying to study medicine in the UK - a Cambridge International podcast
Applying to study at IE University in the time of Covid-19 - a Cambridge International podcast
Admissions staff from Berkeley, Davis and Los Angeles campuses talk about university life in California, changes to their standardised tests policy, and how they are responding to Covid-19.
VIDEO: Webinar with University of California: updates and outlook, June 2020
Representatives from Education USA, Northeastern University in Boston and University of California Riverside campus talk about what they offer to Cambridge International students, including financial aid and course credit.
VIDEO: Webinar: Information on US university admissions
The top 20 universities in the QS, Times Higher Education and Shanghai World University Rankings all accept Cambridge International A Levels:
Top 20 universities in the world factsheet (PDF, 1MB)