The Cambridge Pre-University (Pre-U) Diploma is a post-16 qualification, the Cambridge Pre-U is proving popular among the UK’s independent schools. It has been developed in consultation with universities, which have welcomed a qualification designed to prepare students for self-directed learning. The Pre-U not only provides students with a keen grasp of their subject, it also encourages independent thinking.
Students choose up to four subjects from a range of 26, and may study them individually or as an interdisciplinary combination. Each element is equivalent to an A-level and can gain the qualification of Pre-U Certificate. Students successfully studying three principal subjects together with an Independent Research Report and a Global Perspective Portfolio are awarded a Pre-U Diploma. Students may also substitute other equivalent qualifications, eg A-levels, for up to two principal subjects and still gain the Diploma. Studies last two years.