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 Assessment International Education 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 Assessment International Education – May/June 2018 examinations

Registration period Start End
Normal registration period 05 January 2018 09 February 2018
Late registration period: Stage 1 late penalty 10 February 2018 02 April 2018

Pearson Edexcel – May/June 2018 examinations:

Registration period  Start Eng
Normal registration period 25 January 2018 09 March 2018
Late registration period: Stage 1 Late Penalty 10 March 2018 06 April 2018
Late registration period: Stage 2 Late Penalty 07 April 2018 27 April 2018

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.

See also