Candidates sometimes don’t get the results that they hoped for. If this happens to you, try not to worry too much. Your results may still still open up many different exciting opportunities for your further education and future career. 

However, in some cases, you may want to consider re-marking or retakes – for example, if your teacher predicted a much higher grade.

Retake Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

If you or your teachers think that you could achieve better grades, you can choose to re-take your exam. 

What is a retake?

An exam counts as a retake if you have sat the same syllabus in the past year. 

The 2014 deadline to apply for retakes for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) students is:

IGCSE:

ENTRY STAGE FIRST TIME ENTRIES EXAM FEES (QAR)
First entry closing date 13 January - 17 February 990 per subject / 110 per oral exam
First level penalty fee* 18 February - 17 March 1140 per subject / 110 per oral exam / 200 code change
Second level penalty fee* 18 March - 31 March 1290 per subject / 110 per oral exam / 350 code change
Third level penalty fee* 1 April - 15 April 1390 per subject / 110 per oral exam / 450 code change

*These fees applies to late entries, amendments to entries and amendments to options.

O, AS and A levels:

ENTRY STAGE CLOSING DATES EXAM FEES (QAR)
Candidate registration fees To be paid at the time of registration O level 300 / AS level 300 / A level 300
Final entry closing date* 13 January - 17 February O level 690 / AS level 900 /A level 990
First level penalty fee* 18 February - 17 March O level 890 / AS level 1100 /A level 1190
Second level penalty fee* 18 March - 31 March O level 1040 / AS level 1250 /A level 1340
Third level penalty fee* 1 April - 15 April O level 1140 / AS level 1350 /A level 1440

*These fees applies to late entries and amendments to entries. 

What you need to do:

In order to arrange an exam retake please contact us.

Note: the retake option may not apply to all subjects.

Retake Edexcel exams

If you or your teachers think that you could achieve better grades, you can choose to re-take your exam. 

What is a retake?

An exam counts as a retake if you have sat the same syllabus in the past year. 

The 2014 deadline to apply for retakes for Edexcel exam students is:

AS, A level and International Advanced Levels (IAL)

ENTRIES REGISTRATION DATES FEE PER UNIT (QAR)
Regular entries (Sciences, Religious studies and Math) 13 January - 17 March 450
Regular entries for Humanities and English ,Business studies, Economics,Economics & Business Studies , Geography, History and Psychology 13 January - 17 March 650
Regular entries for Accounting and Arabic 13 January - 17 March 700
Late entries for Sciences, Religious studies and Math 18 March - 17 April 900
Late entries for Humanities and English 18 March - 17 April 1300
Late entries for Accounting and Arabic 18 March - 17 April 1400
High late entries for Sciences, Religious studies and Math 18 April - 30 April 1350
High late entries for Humanities and English 18 April - 30 April 1950
High late entries for Accounting and Arabic 18 April - 30 April 2100

IGCSE

ENTRIES REGISTRATION DATES FEE PER UNIT (QAR)
International IGCSE regular entry 13 January - 17 March 990
Late entry fees for IGCSE 18 March - 17 April 1980
High late entry fees for IGCSE 18 April - 30 April 2970

What you need to do:

In order to arrange an exam retake please contact us.

Note: the retake option may not apply to all subjects.

Re-marking

Teams of examiners assess every exam paper. They are specialists in their subjects, and follow a strict marking scheme. Principal examiners oversee the process to make sure that grades are awarded fairly. 

If a student is awarded a grade that differs significantly from their teacher’s prediction or comparative performance, their exam is automatically re-checked and often re-graded. Borderline grades are also re-marked to ensure the grade is fair. 

The exam marking process is carefully designed to be fair to all students. However, if you feel that your exam result does not represent your work, you can ask to have your paper re-marked. 

Request a re-mark

If you are a school student and believe that your exam results are incorrect, you should contact us.

Please note that all remarking requests should be submitted to the British Council front desk and should be paid cash or debit/credit card and in Qatari Riyal.

Cambridge - October/November session: to be published a month from the date of the publication of results.

Pearson Edexcel - January 2014: to be published a month from the date of the publication of results.

For Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) candidates:  Form of enquiries about results can be collected from the British Council office.

For Pearson Edexcel candidates: Form of enquiries about results can be collected from the British Council office. 

Remember: your grade and mark may be lowered, confirmed or raised following the enquiry. If your grade is raised, you may be entitled to a full refund for this service.