Cambridge Pathway – A guide for parents continued

Cambridge International prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path for educational success from age 5 to 19. Schools can shape the curriculum around how they want students to learn – with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them. It helps students discover new abilities and a wider world, and gives them the skills they need for life, so they can achieve at school, university and work.

Your child’s needs as a learner are at the heart of our approach to education. Our Cambridge Pathway helps give your child a love of learning that will stay with them through school, university and beyond.

Our approach supports schools to develop learners who are:

  • confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
  • responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
  • reflective and developing their ability to learn
  • innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
  • engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.

Cambridge Pathway

The four stages of Cambridge Pathway lead seamlessly from primary to secondary and pre-university years. Each stage builds on the learners’ development from the previous one, but can also be offered separately. We give schools flexibility so they can build a curriculum to match the needs of each student.

At the end of the Cambridge Upper Secondary and Cambridge Advanced stages, your child can achieve globally recognised qualifications like Cambridge IGCSE or Cambridge International AS & A Level.

Benefits for your child

We believe education is most effective when curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment are closely aligned.

Cambridge Pathway helps students develop the deep subject knowledge, conceptual understanding and higher order thinking skills that they need for success at school, at university and in employment.

Opening up opportunities worldwide

Cambridge students can be confident that their qualifications are understood and valued throughout their education and career, in their home country and internationally.

Every year thousands of students use Cambridge qualifications to gain places at leading universities worldwide. Over 1500 universities recognise our qualifications, including more than 600 universities in the US (including all the Ivy League) and all UK universities.

Students can easily find out which universities worldwide accept Cambridge qualifications by searching our online database at

A global learning community

With the Cambridge Pathway, your child is joining a global community of learners from more than 10 000 schools in over 160 countries. By developing a global outlook in Cambridge learners, we aim to equip them for success in the fast-changing modern world.

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