I am studying for qualifications other than A-levels. Does that matter?
We usually talk in terms of A-levels when outlining 'typical' offer conditions and the like because that is the qualification most of applicants are studying, but a very substantial number of applicants are studying alternative qualifications, and we are accustomed to assessing such applications.
A good number of our students have taken the International Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers, or Cambridge Pre-U qualifications, but many others have studied in different systems altogether. Quite a number have SAT scores alongside APs. The status of most international qualifications for Cambridge entrance can be found on the University website here.
If you are studying an Access to HE Diploma or a stand-alone Foundation Year Programme, then please see the advice on the University website here. These qualifications alone are not usually sufficient for a competitive application to Cambridge for science subjects. They may be suitable as part of an application for some arts subjects or for PBS.
If you are still not sure, or are studying for a qualification not listed on the linked pages, then please contact the Admissions Office for advice.