Pearson & Edexcel Accreditation

Cambridge Academy Ethiopia (CAE) is committed to developing accreditation relationships that support the school in being a world-class learning institution.

Cambridge Academy Ethiopia is licensed by the Ministry of Education here in Ethiopia to operate as a British curriculum international school. Like the majority of international schools across the world,  CAE offers the National Curriculum for England. This is well renowned across the world as a highly effective, broad and balanced curriculum. The school provides learning that is aligned to this curriculum from the age of 5. Up to the age of 5 years, the school ensures learning follows  the UK Early Years Foundation Stage, this is why we call our years FS1 and FS2.

The National Curriculum for England provides a range of learning outcomes and expectations that are developmental and age related. The teachers plan lessons that are aligned to these outcomes, seeking to ensure all children are working at, or above, their expected level. Students are assessed against the standards aligned to their age.

Accreditation is a way of benchmarking the school against other world-class schools.


CAE is fully accredited by Pearson Education* 

Accreditation in the UK is incredibly rigorous and highly regulated, to be an accreditation organisation is very demanding and highly sought after. Edexcel is one of only 5 organisations accredited by the government of UK to offer GCSEs and A Levels in  schools in the UK. I

International British curriculum schools across the world are usually accredited by either Pearson or Cambridge, or sometimes they will be accredited by both. Here at CAE we chose Pearson as our accreditation partner as we genuinely believe that this accreditation provides the best opportunity for our students to achieve academic excellence. Pearson awards and programmes are very supportive of students for whom English is a second langauage and their types of assessment are more supportive of these learners.

The Edexcel curriculum is one of the most recognized qualifications around the world. International GCSE courses are renowned for developing vital educational skills, including recall of knowledge, oral skills, problem solving, initiative team work and investigative skills. Edexcel International GCSE offers a flexible course of study that gives candidates the freedom to choose subjects that are right for them, while providing them with a broad knowledge base and lifelong skills. This world class curriculum is ‘student friendly’ and helps the students to ‘think out of the box’.

CAE’s current Year 10s are already studying for their iGCSE awards that will be concluded at the end of Year 11. they will then progress to A level study, another two year programme, they will graduate from the school aged 18 with internationally recognised qualifications that will provide them with access to the best universities in the world.

In line with many accredited schools we actually begin the iGCSE in Year 9, over the second two terms of the Year 9 school year our students begin to study materials and content that they will then continue to study through Years 10 and 11.

In Year 7, 8 and 9 our students study the National Curriculum for England, in maths, English and the sciences this is offered through Pearson course materials. In other subject areas students receive learning using the best materials and learning techniques available and relevant to their study.

*A copy of the accreditation certification is available in school for any parent wishing to see confirmation of this accreditation