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  - 11 February 2017
Late registration period: Stage 1 late penalty 12 February - 03 April 2017
Late registration period: Stage 2 late penalty 04 April - 10 April 2017

Pearson Edexcel – May/June 2017 examinations:

  Registration period
Normal registration period 08 February - 07 March 2017
Late registration period: Stage 1 Late Penalty 08 March - 10 April 2017
Late registration period: Stage 2 Late Penalty 11  April - 25  April 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.