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 2017 examinations

Registration period
Normal registration period 10 July 2017 - 02 August 2017
Late registration period: Stage 1 late penalty 03 August 2017 - 14 September 2017 
Late registration period: Stage 2 late penalty 15 September 2017 - 04 October 2017 

Pearson Edexcel – October/November 2017 examinations:

Registration period  
Normal registration period 26 July 2017 - 23 August 2017
Late registration period: Stage 1 Late Penalty 24 August 2017 - 14 September 2017
Late registration period: Stage 2 Late Penalty 15 September 2017 - 22 September 2017

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.