About us

About us

At Cambridge Assessment, our purpose is to help learners demonstrate and fulfil their potential. We care about making a difference for every learner.

As a department of the University of Cambridge, we provide education programmes and exams in over 170 countries, offering global recognition. We unlock the power of education for millions of learners of all ages and abilities.

We have unrivalled depth of experience in national education systems, international education and English language learning. We are an international not-for-profit organisation with unique strengths and 160 years of expertise. Our qualifications are backed by the largest research capability of its kind.

We support and learn from teachers, schools and governments. Together, we are shaping education and creating a confident future for learners.

Who we are

We are an international exams group designing and delivering assessments to over 8 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.

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Our leadership

Saul Nassé, our Group Chief Executive, heads up the Corporate Board which comprises Group Directors from across the organisation, including the chief executives of our exam boards.

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Our values

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Our values are set out in the Cambridge Approach which covers the full life cycle of assessment, shows best practice and enables us to lead the assessment debate.

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Our heritage

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Cambridge Assessment was established as the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) by the University of Cambridge in 1858.

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Helping learners demonstrate and fulfil their potential

We provide world-class qualifications, and education programmes that give learners the confidence to demonstrate and fulfil their potential.

Our people

We research, create, and deliver world-class assessments securely to over 170 countries, supported by leading-edge technology and a global team of more than 2,500 people.

Our Group Chief Executive heads up the Corporate Board which comprises Group Directors from across the organisation, including the chief executives of our exam boards.

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A101 – January 2019

Register interest for the January 2019 session of the A101: Introducing the Principles of Assessment online course.

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About Cambridge Assessment - who we are and what we do.