Cambridge International Examinations

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Cambridge International Examinations (formerly known as "University of Cambridge International Examinations",[1] CIE) are a provider of international qualifications offering examinations and qualifications in more than 160 countries. They are an examination board under Cambridge Assessment,[2] founded in 1858 as a department of the University of Cambridge.

CIE offer examinations and qualifications, which are open to students at registered CIE centres.

CIE first developed the Cambridge IGCSE more than 20 years ago for an international student body. They provide a wide variety of subjects:[3] for example, in addition to examinations in what might be regarded as core subjects, examinations are available in a number of first languages, additional mathematics, additional combined science and many other subjects. CIE qualifications are recognised for admission by UK universities (including Cambridge) as well as universities in the United States, Canada, European Union, Middle East, West Asia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and around the world.

CIE have a long partnership with Ministry of Education, Singapore. The Singaporean variant of A-Level and O-level examinations are also made compulsory to all Singaporean students. CIE also offer "N" (Normal) Levels, which are taken before the O-level in Singapore for some students. It also offers Cambridge Pre-U, an alternative to the A-levels in the United Kingdom.

CIE have started a primary years programme in about 2004 called Cambridge Primary to affiliate primary schools and provide curriculum support to them.[4]

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