Access to the archives

Access to the archives

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Visiting our archives and enquiries

Cambridge Assessment Archives & Heritage is based in Cambridge and researchers are welcome to consult documents in person, by appointment, with no access charge. As well as viewing archive documents, some reference documents are available to browse in our reading room, including examination question papers from 1951 to 2006, annual reports and statistics and literature about educational assessment. 

Our archive catalogues are available to view online at ArchiveSearch - a single point of access to archival catalogues held across Cambridge.

If you have an enquiry or would like to visit the archives in person please send us an email. This is our preferred method of contact, and our mailbox is monitored Monday to Friday. Alternatively you may write to us at the following address:

Archives & Heritage
The Triangle Building
Shaftesbury Road

The majority of the collections are in paper-copy only. Copies of documents may be supplied subject to completion of a copyright declaration form and payment of a search and copy fee. However if you wish to consult large numbers of documents, we recommend that you visit the archives in person. Where visits are not possible, orders for large numbers of copies will be fulfilled at the discretion of the archivist and may take several weeks to complete. Archive staff are unable to carry out detailed searches for enquirers.

Please contact Archives & Heritage at for more information.

Requesting a copy of a syllabus or specification

If you require a copy of a past syllabus, this can be supplied and is subject to a search and copy fee. Please contact Archives & Heritage at for advice.

Data Protection

Your personal information submitted when making an enquiry is used and stored in accordance with the Cambridge Assessment Data Protection and Privacy Statement.

Research Matters

Research Matters is our free biannual publication which allows us to share our assessment research, in a range of fields, with the wider assessment community.

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