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 – October/November 2022 examinations:

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.

See also