IGCSE/International GCSE and school exams


We are aware of the latest announcements by our global partners, the UK School Examination boards not to run international examinations in the May/June 2020 series worldwide, in light of the Covid-19 outbreak. 

We recognise what a challenging time this is for students and teachers, and how hard students have been working towards these exams. We are working closely with the   Examination boards and will share more information with our schools and candidates as soon we are able. As ever, our number one priority is the safety and welfare of our candidates.

We are expecting further information from the examination boards and will provide an update as soon as we receive it.

Meanwhile, for the latest information and guidance we recommend you visit the Examination board websites:

Cambridge International: www.cambridgeinternational.org/

Oxford AQA: https://www.oxfordaqaexams.org.uk/support/news

Pearson Edexcel:  https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/campaigns/rest-of-world-covid-19-coronavirus-update.html


Update on Pearson Edexcel – May/June 2021 Series

Pearson Edexcel has cancelled International GCSE and International AS/A Level exams for the May/June 2021 series.

  •    This follows the decision by the UK government to cancel GCSEs and A Levels in England.
  •    Pearson has cancelled exams globally - exams are not being delivered in any country 
  •    The British Council was not involved in making any decision regarding Pearson’s exams cancellations  


Please click here for more information on Pearson Edexcel - May/June 2021 series


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