Over two million people took exams with the British Council last year. We offer a wide range of exams, from English tests to school and business qualifications, in more than 90 countries worldwide.

There are some important forms and materials that you will need to bring on the exam day. And of course, you need to know about your exams dates, venues and times. You can find all of this information via the links below.  

If you require special administration, for example extra time or special exams supervision due to a clash of exam papers, you will need to contact us at least six weeks before your first exam.

If your circumstances require a special test version to be prepared, you will first need to contact us when registering for the exam, see Special arrangements for exams.

Exam timetables

To find out what date, what time and where your exam takes place choose one of the timetables below.

SUMMER 2016 EXAMINATIONS - CIE

View the CIE IGCSEs and A and AS levels exam timetable - June 2016.Opens in a new tab or window.

SUMMER 2016 EXAMINATIONS - PEARSON EDEXCEL

View the Pearson Edexcel GCSE exam timetable - Summer 2016.Opens in a new tab or window.

View the Pearson Edexcel A and AS levels exam timetable - June 2016.Opens in a new tab or window.

View the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE - June 2016.Opens in a new tab or window.

View the Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Level - June 2016.Opens in a new tab or window.

AUTUMN/WINTER 2016/2017 EXAMINATIONS - PEARSON EDEXCEL

View the Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Level - October 2016.Opens in a new tab or window.

View the Pearson Edexcel GCSE exam timetable - November 2016.Opens in a new tab or window.

View the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE - January 2017.Opens in a new tab or window.

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:

• Personal identification

• Statement of Entry

• pens and pencils in a CLEAR bag

• basic calculator (of a type approved by your exam board)

• any extra equipment needed for your subject.

REMEMBER: 

• No mobile phones, or any other electronic devices, are allowed in exam rooms.

• Don’t bring valuable belongings.