The History Of Cambridge Assessment International Education
The history of CAIE traces back over 150 years when the University of Cambridge established the ‘Local Examinations Syndicate’ with the goal of raising educational standards through exam administration.
In 1998, the syndicate underwent a restructuring process, resulting in the establishment of three exam boards:
- Cambridge Assessment International Education: The world’s largest provider of international education programs and qualifications for learners aged 5 to 19.
- Cambridge Assessment English: A leading provider of English language certificates for learners worldwide.
- OCR: A prominent UK exam board dedicated to recognising achievement across all age groups.
The syndicate adopted the brand name ‘Cambridge Assessment’ in 2005. Cambridge Assessment not only oversees the three exam boards but also conducts cutting-edge research in assessment in education.
Cambridge Assessment International Education operates in more than 160 countries, offering a wide range of qualifications including the International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Secondary 1, Cambridge IGCSE, O Level, and A Level. Additionally, CAIE provides professional development courses for teachers and educational leaders.
Collaborating with over 9,000 schools globally, CAIE’s qualifications are recognised by universities and employers worldwide.
Their mission is to deliver exceptional international education programs and qualifications that empower learners to thrive in an increasingly globalised world. CAIE operates as a division of Cambridge Assessment, a not-for-profit organisation affiliated with the University of Cambridge.