24 December 2020
During 2020, Cambridge Assessment flipped the way we delivered learning, assessments and qualifications around the world and we innovated our products. In 2021, we will be joining together with Cambridge University Press so we are able to contribute to society more effectively and more powerfully than ever.
Below is a summary of how you can access support from our organisations over the December break.
We look forward to working with you in 2021!
In August 2021, Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press will become one organisation, bringing together a combined history of over 650 years. The new organisation will have the capabilities to provide world leading assessment, learning and academic research offerings globally. At this uniquely exciting and challenging time, we are joining together to ensure continued success as a new, single organisation and as the best possible place for our people to thrive. If you are looking to make a career change in 2021, we have a number of opportunities available at Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press.
Cambridge Assessment International Education
Throughout 2020 Cambridge Assessment International Education has worked hard to provide teaching and learning support for schools around the world. Details of this support continue to be regularly updated on the Cambridge International website. Likewise you can find an update for Cambridge Schools on the arrangements for the 2021 exam series.
Our UK exam board OCR's priority is supporting students, teachers and schools as they prepare for exams in 2021. OCR’s "Supporting you through 2020-2021" website pages are regularly updated with:
- support information for exams in 2021
- frequently asked questions
- key dates for the exam series
- professional development courses
- examiner and moderator vacancies
- student resources, exam and wellbeing support
- exam officer resources and training
Cambridge Assessment English
Cambridge Assessment English is looking ahead to a brighter 2021. Closer collaboration with Cambridge University Press and a focus on innovation will mean better support for every learner and teacher with our world leading education solutions. You can find more information, guidance, support and lots of free exam preparation materials on the Cambridge Assessment English website.
Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring
The ability to closely monitor individual learners' progress has been more important than ever in 2020 with disruption to learning in class and then the return to the classroom. The Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring offers a variety of tools to monitor learners' progress, from diagnostic assessments across primary and lower secondary to adaptive testing when students are in the classroom.
Cambridge Assessment Network
Understanding the principles of assessment and having the skills to apply them is more important now than ever. The ongoing disruption to classroom teaching and exams across the world has created a greater need to measure learning in a multitude of ways. Cambridge Assessment Network have a programme of CPD accredited online courses and assessment practitioner workshops which have been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to develop your practice and support positive learner outcomes. You can book now to boost your professional development in the new year and beyond.
Cambridge University Press
The 1 January 2021 sees the end of the transition period for the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. For Cambridge University Press as an international publisher there are changes that customers in the European Union need to be aware of in terms of how you pay VAT, import taxes and duties on its products.