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:

  Registration period
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:

  Registration period
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.