The British Council has been administering school exams for more than 75 years. We will make sure that everything runs smoothly on the day, so that you can concentrate on doing your best. 

There are some important forms and materials that you will need to bring on the exam day. You can find all of this information below.  

If you have a disability or specific need, please inform the examination staff upon registration. 

What to bring on exam day

You can avoid any stress or delays on your exam day by bringing all of the correct forms and equipment. 

Before you set off:

  • Aim to arrive 30 minutes before the start of the exam so that you can relax before it begins. 
  • Allow plenty of time for traffic or travel disruption (and always have an alternative travel plan in mind).

Things to bring to the exam room:

  • Identification Document (eg: NRIC or passport for international students)
  • Statement of Entry
  • pens and pencils in a CLEAR pencil case
  • scientific calculator
  • any extra equipment needed for your subject.


  • No mobile phones, or any other electronic devices, are allowed in exam rooms.
  • Don’t bring valuable belongings.

Please note that specific regulations, which may differ from the above, apply to practical, oral, IT and art/design exams. 

ID and statement of entry

You need to bring your ID and your Statement of Entry to all examinations.

What counts as acceptable ID?

Only the following are acceptable forms of ID: 

  • passport
  • National Identity Card (NRIC)

If you do not have this, please speak to British Council examination staff well in advance of your exams. 

What is a Statement of Entry?

A Statement of Entry is a document that confirms your exam registration. It will include a list of your chosen subjects and the exam dates for each module, as well as your name, date of birth and school. 

If you are a school student, you should receive your Statement of Entry from your school before your exams. If you are a private candidate, you should receive your Statement of Entry through email  three weeks before your exams.