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) – May/June examinations:

Normal entry registrations 11 January to 10 February 2015
First level penalty 13 February to 6 March 2015
Second level penalty 7 March to 20 March 2015
Third level penalty 21 March to 3 April 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 Co-ordinator regarding registration dates. 

When to register (School Co-ordinators)

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