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|
|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.