Exam registration for private candidates

See the registration process for private candidates below:

Step 1: Complete your registration form

My examination board is Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

You will need to complete your registration form first. This form is available once the exams session opens for registration.

Register by downloading the Cambridge International Examinations form below, for IGCSEs or GCE O-/AS-/A-levels. This form is available once the exams session opens for registration.

When you have completed the application form, please remember to print your form and sign and date the Declaration.

When to register

Find out about the registration deadlines for Cambridge International Exams (CIE) exams.

Do I need to make any special arrangements? 

Find out about special arrangements.

My examination board is Pearson Edexcel

You will need to complete your registration form first. This form is available once the exams session opens for registration.

Register for International GCSEs or GCE AS-/A-levels by downloading the application Pearson Edexcel registration form below. This form is available once the exams session opens for registration.

When you have completed the the application form, remember to print your form and sign and date the Declaration.

When to register

Find out about the registration deadlines for Pearson Edexcel exams.

Do I need to make any special arrangements? 

Find out about special arrangements.

Step 2: Pay for your exams

You will find the fees for all exams in the relevant price list document below. Your application will not be processed until you have paid for your exams.

You can pay via a bank draft payable to the British Council, or via cash through our local British Council customer services team.

Penalty fees 

Each examination board has a normal registration stage for each exam session. You may still be able to register for exams after this date, but you will have to pay a penalty fee. You can find more information about late registration penalty fees through the British Council office.

Step 3: Submit your registration form

The final step is to submit your application to the British Council office where you wish to take the exams.

To do this, you will need:

  1. Your completed and signed registration form. Please keep a photocopy of this form for your records. 
  2. Three recent colour passport-size photographs. These must be identical and taken within the past three months. 
  3. A clear photocopy of your valid passport or National Identity Card.
  4. Registration fee for exams

Submit your application either by courier/ registered mail or personally to your nearest British Council office where you wish to take your test.

Step 4: Registration complete

You have successfully registered for school exams with the British Council.

You will receive your Statement of Entry and information about your examination venues approximately three weeks before your exams.

Need to cancel or amend your entry? 

Download the withdrawal and refunds form if you wish to cancel a subject. For amendments please download the amendment form below and submit it to the British Council customer service team. Please note there will be service charge depending on the registration stage at the time of request for this service.