Cambridge Assessment

We are an international exams group designing and delivering assessments to over eight million learners in over 170 countries. We are committed to ensuring that all our assessments are fair, have sound ethical underpinning, and operate according to the highest technical standards. Our organisation is not-for-profit.

Our Group is built on unique strengths: our 160 year heritage and connection with the University, the global recognition afforded our qualifications, our research capability, our global distribution, our leading approach to assessment and curriculum development, and the culture, values and expertise of our people. These combined capabilities create the foundation for our commitment to delivering a confident future for learners around the world.

At Cambridge Assessment, our purpose is to help learners to demonstrate and fulfil their potential.

In addition to our work in test delivery and development, we also offer guidance on education policy and strategy around the world. We use our expertise to inform assessment debates and to influence and shape thinking by sharing our views and presenting our research on assessment. We believe that educational research plays a vital role in the continuous improvement of educational and assessment policies and practices.

Our exam boards are:

OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations)
OCR is one of the UK’s leading and most respected examining bodies, providing a wide range of qualifications to meet the needs of learners of all ages and abilities. OCR delivers qualifications and support services to more than 13,000 schools, colleges and other institutions across the country. OCR is recognised as having the most integrated offering of qualifications, covering general, vocational and occupational.

Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing
Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing offers a range of tests and tailored assessment services to support selection and recruitment for educational institutions, professional organisations and governments around the world.

Cambridge English Language Assessment
Cambridge English Language Assessment provides the world’s leading range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English. It has been at the forefront of English language assessment for 100 years. Over four million people a year take our exams, and many millions more use official Cambridge English materials to prepare and learn.

Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5-19 year olds. Its qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world. It provides Cambridge International O Level, Cambridge International AS and A Level and Cambridge Pre-U, which open doors for learners worldwide. It works in partnership with ministries of education, qualifications authorities and examination and assessment boards around the world

We have established a centre of excellence in assessment - Cambridge Assessment Network. The Network is committed to the sharing of knowledge and the professional development of those involved in the process of assessment.

Our research capability, the largest of its kind, is instrumental in providing the evidence base for key areas of assessment strategy and its work is widely published. Externally funded research is also undertaken, including for the regulators in the UK and for many education ministries. The results of our research are widely published in well-respected major journals as well as being presented at seminars and conferences. We also have our own publication, Research Matters.

As a values-driven organisation with collaboration at our core, we look forward to working together with our customers to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of millions of learners around the world.