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 2017 examinations
|First-time entry registrations|
|Normal registration period||10 January - 07 February 2017|
|Late registration period: Stage 1 late penalty||08 February - 03 April 2017|
|Late registration period: Stage 2 late penalty||04 April - 10 April 2017|
Pearson Edexcel – October/November 2016 examinations:
|International IAL – Regular entries||25 July 2016 to 22 August 2016|
|International IAL - Stage 1 Late Penalty entries||23 August 2016 to 09 September 2016|
|International IAL - Stage 2 Late Penalty entries||10 September to 30 September 2016|
Pearson Edexcel – January 2017 examinations:
|International GCSE, IAL – Regular entries||22 September 2016 to 13 October 2016|
|International GCSE, IAL – Stage 1 Late Penalty entries||14 October 2016 to 07 November 2016|
|International GCSE, IAL – Stage 2 Late Penalty entries||08 November to 21 November 2016|
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.