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Our approach is to provide teachers with access to a wide range of different styles and types of resource to support learners. We have an open endorsement policy, and any publisher can submit a resource for endorsement.
We endorse resources that support our international programmes and qualifications in the Cambridge Pathway. For many of our programmes and qualifications, we have more than one endorsed title, allowing our schools to choose from a range of materials to meet their needs.
Endorsed resources go through a detailed and independent quality assurance process to make sure they closely reflect the syllabus or curriculum framework and provide a good basis for teachers when planning and delivering their teaching. The endorsement process also makes sure that resources are accessible and culturally appropriate for Cambridge schools worldwide.
The endorsement process is managed by the Cambridge International Publisher Relations team.
The team works particularly closely with Cambridge University Press’ Education publishing group as well as with Collins, Hodder Education and Marshall Cavendish Education. These publishers receive details of our new and revised programmes and qualifications at the early stages of development so they can plan and develop resources to support them. These resources are then published in advance of first teaching. When our new and revised syllabuses publish in September, visit the syllabus page to find details of forthcoming endorsed resources to support them.
We charge publishers a fee for reviewing their materials. Resources are reviewed by expert reviewers who are involved in the development and delivery of assessments for our programmes and qualifications to make sure that the resources meet our required quality standards.
The endorsement of a resource does not mean it is the only suitable material available, that it is an official resource or that it is required to achieve the qualification. Resources that meet our endorsement criteria are listed on our website. To find endorsed resources for your subject, visit the following pages:
Our Working with publishers document (PDF, 96KB) provides further details.
Endorsed resources will have an endorsement logo on the front cover and will include an information panel on the back cover or for digital materials is typically found within the introductory pages.
We endorse new and updated print and digital resources for full syllabus coverage (e.g. Student’s Books, Coursebooks, etc.). We also endorse for learner support (e.g. Workbooks, Practical Workbooks, etc.) and for teacher support (e.g. Teacher’s Resources). We also endorse resources for specific skills within a syllabus (e.g. ‘Endorsed for language support’ or ‘Endorsed for programming’, etc.).
We no longer endorse revision guides or exam preparation material. Any revision guides that are currently endorsed will remain endorsed until those resources are superseded.
As well as the logo, endorsed resources display an information panel, including details of which syllabus version is supported, helping you to understand how the resource can support your teaching.
If you are a publisher interested in submitting material for consideration, please email us.
We only endorse resources from recognised publishers. Authors should only contact us through their publishers.
If you are a publisher interested in reproducing copyright material, such as past papers, please complete and return the application form below. This form gives details of terms and conditions of usage. Please follow the instructions on the form.
We will contact you within three weeks of receiving your completed form to let you know whether permission can be granted.
Copyright application form instructions (DOC, 338KB)
Copyright application form (DOC, 130KB)