Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential. Our programmes and qualifications are set to achieve global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigour and reflect the latest educational research. They provide a strong platform for learners to progress from one stage to the next, and are well supported by teaching and learning resources.

Cambridge programmes prepare students for life – helping them to develop an informed curiosity and lasting passion for learning. Cambridge helps students become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. Ready to tackle the demands of tomorrow’s world, capable of shaping a better world for the future. That’s why success with Cambridge opens doors to the world’s best universities – in SA, the US, the UK, Australia, Canada and beyond. It’s what you’d expect from an organisation that is part of the world-leading university, University of Cambridge.


The Cambridge programme takes students on a journey through Cambridge Primary, Cambridge Secondary 1, Cambridge Secondary 2 and Cambridge Advanced. Students can join at any stage. The curriculum in each stage has aims and objectives that support students to become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. These are the attributes of Cambridge learners.

We want each student to fulfil their potential and make the most of their strengths and interests. So we offer a wide range of subjects. And we let every student choose the subjects they love and the subjects they’re best at. Cambridge design programmes – with the help of expert educators in schools and universities – to challenge students, and get them excited about what they’re learning. Our programmes are flexible so teachers can use examples that are relevant to students’ local context and culture. Students learn in English and our assessment is accessible to speakers of English as a second or foreign language.

Cambridge Programme:

  • Cambridge Primary
    Duration: 3 Years | Age: 14 to 16 Years
    Students develop skills and understanding in English, maths and science. Progression tests help teachers check their progress.

  • Cambridge Secondary 1
    Duration: 32 Years | Age: 11 to 14 Years
    Students develop further their skills and understanding in English, mathematics and science. Progression tests help teachers check their progress.

  • Cambridge Secondary 2
    Duration: 3 Years | Age: 14 to 16 Years
    Students follow Cambridge IGCSE courses, leading to globally recognised qualifications. They build a broad learning programme from a wide range of subjects.

  • Cambridge Advanced
    Duration: 2 Years | Age: 16 to 19 Years
    At this stage, students develop the deep understanding and thinking skills they need for university. They work towards Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications – giving them the choice to specialise, or study from a range of 50 diverse subjects.


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With Cambridge programmes, students build more than just a deep understanding of their subject. They also develop higher order thinking skills so that they can apply what they’ve learned. Cambridge students get to play an active role in the classroom. They will be asked to think critically, to learn how to construct an argument and evaluate evidence. They will learn to work independently, and to collaborate with one another to bring a project to a successful outcome (and if it’s not successful, they’ll also learn lessons from reflecting on why that might be). And they’ll be encouraged to develop an international outlook, and become confident, global citizens.

When we design our programmes, we start by identifying what a student needs to learn. Students have to demonstrate understanding and the core knowledge of a subject, as well as think critically. Exams are there to recognise, reward and encourage learning. So, for example, when we design a history course, we want students to really engage with the historical evidence and learn how to do research. So we make sure the exam assesses these skills, and this in turn impacts on the way the course is taught in the classroom. It’s not about simply recalling facts. We provide comprehensive classroom support and resources. We also offer training and professional development opportunities, so that teachers and school leaders constantly improve their practice and share expertise with Cambridge schools worldwide.


  • Our assessments recognise, reward and encourage learning. We give students many different ways to show their learning, including written exams, practicals, orals and coursework.


  • After all your hard work and study, exam day is when you have the opportunity to show what you have learnt. It’s important to make sure you understand what will happen on the day, so that you can perform as well as you possibly can.


Success in Cambridge qualifications often gives students admission to the world’s best universities – in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and beyond. Cambridge qualifications are accepted and valued by universities around the world, including MIT, Harvard and Cambridge.

They are recognised as qualifications that prepare and equip students with the skills they need to succeed both at university and beyond. Universities tell us that they value the independent research and critical thinking skills, as well as the deep subject knowledge that our qualifications bring. We work with these universities when we revise our qualifications – getting expert advice to make sure we’re preparing students to succeed at university and beyond.


Please visit Cambridge International Examinations Website for more info regarding CIE Recognition:

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  • A searchable database of university recognition
  • Advice for students applying to universities in specific countries, including the UK, US, Germany, India, Pakistan and South Africa
  • Recognition details for studying in South Africa


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