Our structure

Our structure

We own and manage OCR, Cambridge International Examinations and Cambridge English Language Assessment, and carry out leading-edge and operational research on assessment in education. We are the oldest exams group still in existence and the only one attached to a university.

We also offer:

We employ over 2,000 people; over 1,500 of whom are in our head office in Cambridge; 350 in our Midlands based offices and others based in regional offices both in the UK and internationally. As well as being highly qualified, a high proportion of our people are from the teaching profession and have the practical experience to understand the demands placed on the people delivering our qualifications.

The diagram above shows how we are structured.

Cambridge Assessment is the brand name used by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES). UCLES is a non-teaching department of the University of Cambridge and has various subsidiaries. The University of Cambridge is an exempt charity.

The Cambridge Assessment Group has three major exam boards: Cambridge English Language Assessment, Cambridge International Examinations and Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR). Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cambridge International Examinations are part of UCLES along with the Research and Consultancy Division. OCR is a company limited by guarantee and is wholly owned by the University of Cambridge through UCLES, it is also an exempt charity.

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