Sunderland offers the University of Cambridge International Examinations (C.I.E.) because CIE is characterised by:
What do the Cambridge International Examinations involve at Sunderland?
Year 11, Age 15/ 16 - IGSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
IGSE is the world's most popular international qualification for 14-16 year olds. It develops successful students, giving them excellent preparation for their next steps in education, including progression to A and AS Level study, and equips them with skills for immediate employment. Cambridge IGCSE is recognised by universities and employers worldwide.
Year 12, Age 16/ 17 - AS Levels (Advanced Subsidiary Levels)
Cambridge International AS Levels have half the content of the corresponding Cambridge International A Level and are be completed in one year. Sunderland will offer Cambridge International AS Level as a qualification in its own right and as a stage on the way to Cambridge International A Level.
Year 13, Age 17/ 18 - A Levels (Advanced Levels)
The International A Level, is the 'gold standard' of CIE qualifications. It has exactly the same value in admitting students to all universities as its UK equivalent. It is also accepted as an entry qualification by universities of the European Union, on a par with the French Baccalaureat, the German Abitur, etc.