Cambridge Assessment International Education (or Cambridge International) is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 -19 year olds.
Cambridge International was formerly known as Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), while in November 2017 it decided to be renamed as Cambridge Assessment International Education to demonstrate its focus on helping schools improve the whole education they provide for their students*.
The British Council in China is a registered exam centre for Cambridge IGCSE exams, Cambridge O Level exams and Cambridge International AS and A Level exams. For more information please visit the Cambridge International’s official website.
* In Support of Cambridge International's rebranding campaign, the British Council is in the process of replacing "CIE" with "Cambridge International" in our correspondence. During this process, it is possible that both terms will appear simultaneously at different stages of our communications. In this context, both terms should be regarded as equivalent to each other, whether they are used to refer to the institution, different qualifications or exams.
The UK government has cut the link between AS-level and A-level qualifications in the UK. This means that for students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland AS-level grades will no longer count towards their A-level result.
For students studying Cambridge International AS and A-levels around the world, there is no change. Their AS-level result will continue to count towards their Cambridge International A-level, and form a crucial part of the evidence universities use to assess students’ application and offer places.
Universities in the UK continue to require A-levels or their equivalent for entry to degree courses. It is not unusual for leading universities such as Cambridge to ask students applying for courses where competition is particularly high (e.g. medicine) to sit an additional test.
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