There are four opportunities to sit IGCSE, International GCSE, A and 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.

Examination board Exam session Qualification Standard Registration Opens Late Registration Opens
(Late Fees Apply)
Registration Closes

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

May / June

IGCSE / A Level

Early January Early February Mid April
October / November

IGCSE / A Level

Early July Early August Mid September

Pearson Edexcel

January International GCSE / IAL Early October Mid October Mid November

May / June

International GCSE / IAL / GCE A Level

Early February

Mid March

Mid April