Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is a provider of international qualifications for students between the ages of 14 and 19, offering examinations and qualifications in more than 150 countries. It is an Examination Board under Cambridge Assessment,founded in 1858 as a department of the University of Cambridge.
CIE offers examinations and qualifications. Cambridge qualifications include international A-level, O-level, Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge Pre-U . Examinations are open to students at registered CIE centres. CIE Examinations are linear in nature as opposed to the modular system used by other GCSE and A Level exam boards.
CIE first developed the Cambridge IGCSE more than 20 years ago for an international student body. Today, CIE offers more than 70 subjects for Cambridge IGCSE, benchmarked to UK GCSE standard. It also offers more than 50 A-levels. For countries that choose to make use of O Level examinations, Cambridge provides a wide variety of subjects: 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, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and around the world.