Registration dates and deadlines

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 Registration opens Registration deadline

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

May / June

IGCSE / A Level

Early January Mid February
October / November

IGCSE / A Level

Early July Mid August

Pearson Edexcel

January International GCSE / IAL Early October Mid November

May / June

International GCSE / IAL / GCE A Level

Early February

Mid March

**Note: You may be able to register for exams after the registration deadline, but there are additional fees for late registration.