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 2022
- Normal entries (New Subjects): 9 August 2022
- Late Stage 1: 14 September 2022
- Late Stage 2: 20 September 2022
Oxford AQA – October - November 2022
- Normal Stage:14 September 2022
- Late Stage: 05 October 2022
Pearson Edexcel - Oct/Nov 2023
|British Council Normal Deadline||Pearson Edexcel Normal Entry Deadline||British Council Late Stage deadline||Pearson Edexcel Late Stage deadline|
|Oct-23 (IAL)||25 August||28 August||15 September||22 September|
|Nov-23 (IGCSE, GCE A Level, GCSE)||08 September||15 September||06 October||13 October|
PLSC/IAL - October 2022
- Normal Registration deadline: 25 August 2022
- Late tage: 15 September 2022
- High late stage: 03 October 2022
GCSE - November 2022
- Normal Registration deadline: 27 Septmber 2022
- Late stage: 25 October 2022
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.