Registration dates and deadlines

There are two opportunities to sit IGCSE, International GCSE, IAL and A-level/AS-level examinations every year (except Pearson Edexcel GCE A-levels which is offered only in May/June).

  • Examinations with Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) take place in May/June and October/November.
  • Examinations with Pearson Edexcel take place in January and May/June.

When to register (Private candidates)

The two examination boards have different registration dates. Please check the table below to find the best option for you or your institution.

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) – October / November examinations:

First-time entry registrations
Regular entry 22 July to 07 August 2015
First level penalty 08 August to 28 August 2015
Third level penalty 29 August to 19 September 2015
Retake entry registrations

Regular entry

13 August to 11 September 2015

Third level penalty

12 September to 18 September 2015

Pearson Edexcel – May/June examinations:

Qualification Registration period Late entry fees per paper
International GCSE, GCE AS & A level/ IAL – Regular entries  11 February 2015 to 10 March 2015 N/A
International GCSE, GCE AS & A level/ IAL - Stage 1 Late Penalty entries 11 March 2015 to 07 April 2015 Double the subject/unit fee
International GCSE, GCE AS & A level/ IAL - Stage 2 Late Penalty entries 08 April 2015 to 21 April 2015 Triple the subject/unit fee

When to register (School exam candidates)

Please check with your school Examinations Coordinator regarding registration dates. 

When to register (School Co-ordinators)

Please comply with the application submission dates provided by the British Council School Exams Officer.