There are three opportunities to sit IGCSE, International GCSE and A-/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 (IAL & International GCSE Only), May/June and October (IAL AS Level Only).


The two examination boards have different registration dates. Please check the details below to find the best option for you or your institution.

Cambridge International Examination (CIE) - Oct/Nov 2021

Registration opens 4 July 2021

Registration dates Start date End date
Normal registration period 4 July 2021 11 August 2021
Late registration period (Late-stage I) 12 August 2021 16 September 2021

PEARSON EDEXCEL Examinations  – Oct/Nov 2021 examinations – IGCSE / GCE / IAL

Please note the following during registration of Edexcel Exams for the Nov 2021 series.

Due to the need to accommodate an extraordinary International GCSE series we have encountered some unexpected system limitations, which mean some registration deadlines shown on the School Registration System (SRS) do not accurately reflect the Exam Board deadlines. 

The registration windows are modified for each qualification as explained below.

IAL normal stage ends 25th August and late Stage 1 begins 30th August.

IAL Late stage 1 ends 19th September and late stage 2 begins 22nd September.

GCE normal stage ends 05th September and late stage 1 begins 9th September.

IGCSE normal stage ends 28th September and late stage 1 begins 4th October.

Please bear in mind the days between normal to late stage registration is not possible. Apologies for the inconvenience caused. 


Qualification Exam session Entries open Normal Entry deadline Late stage 1 fees until  Late stage 2 fees until
International A level Oct-21 02/08/2021  25/08/2021  19/09/2021 28/09/2021 
GCE AS/A level Oct-21 18/08/2021 05/09/2021 27/09/2021 No Late Stage 2
International GCSE Nov-21 18/08/2021 28/09/2021 26/10/2021 No Late Stage 2