Cambridge-China partnership takes off in Beijing

05 November 2014

A partnership designed to set a new standard in digital education has been launched by Cambridge Assessment's Group Chief Executive Simon Lebus in China.

Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press have joined forces with Beijing-based educational technology firm CollegePre Education to develop Cambridge ClassServer, enabling schools to provide a more dynamic and personalised approach to teaching and learning.

The software and technology will provide schools with high quality Cambridge content and assessment together with a learning platform and enhanced data analysis that will help them achieve the highest possible standards. It has been successfully piloted at the renowned international school Dulwich College in Beijing.

Simon Lebus, Group Chief Executive of Cambridge Assessment, said: “Central to Cambridge’s mission is the desire to raise standards in education. We recognise that higher standards can be achieved when software, content and assessment are carefully integrated to provide students, teachers and parents with insights into performance and guidance for further study and teaching”.

Walter Wang, chairman of CollegePre, described the Cambridge ClassServer as “a breakthrough in digital education that has the potential to revolutionalise teaching and learning”. 

During his visit to China, Simon Lebus addressed a conference organised by the Group’s international exam board, Cambridge International Examinations.

The event in Beijing – attended by representatives of more than 100 Cambridge schools in China - heard about the deepening relationship between all parts of the University and China. Part of that relationship is expressed in the growing demand for qualifications such as the Cambridge IGCSE and the Cambridge International A Level. The qualifications are widely recognised by universities in the US, UK and Australia.