Access to the archives

Access to the archives

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Visiting our archives and enquiries

The Archives & Heritage reading room is currently closed to external visitors due to current Covid-19 restrictions. Please contact us if you have an enquiry and we may be able to help via email, although there may be some delays in response due to limited access to the archive collections.

If you would like to be alerted to the re-opening of our reading room, please let us know via email.

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, the reading room also contains some reference documents including examination question papers from 1951 to 2006, annual reports and statistics and literature about educational assessment.

Some 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:

Cambridge Assessment Archives & Heritage
The Triangle Building
Shaftesbury Road

Archive staff are unable to carry out detailed searches for enquirers. Copies of documents may be supplied subject to completion of a copyright declaration form and payment of a search and copy fee. 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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