There are four opportunities to sit IGCSE, International GCSE and A-/AS-level examinations every year.

  • 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

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 2021 

  • Late registration Deadline: 15 September 2021
  • Retake Entry Deadline: 15 September 2021

Pearson Edexcel Ofqual – October/November 2021 examinations:

  • Registration opens: 
  • Registration deadline: 

Pearson Edexcel International – October/November examinations:

  • Registration opens: Closed 
  • Registration deadline: Closed

Please note: you may be able to register for exams after the registration deadline, but there are additional fees for late registration. Please contact a local British Council office for more details.

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