英国教育 British Council School Exams

Cambridge Assessment International Education (or Cambridge International) is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 -19 year olds.

For more information please visit the Cambridge International Official Website.

Private candidates may enter for Cambridge IGCSE, O Level and International AS and A Level exams through British Council China.

*Cambridge International was formerly known as Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), while in November 2017 it decided to be renamed as Cambridge Assessment International Education to demonstrate its focus on helping schools improve the whole education they provide for their students. In Support of Cambridge International's rebranding campaign, the British Council is in the process of replacing "CIE" with "Cambridge International" in our correspondence. During this process, it is possible that both terms will appear simultaneously at different stages of our communications. In this context, both terms should be regarded as equivalent to each other, whether they are used to refer to the institution, different qualifications or exams.

 

Registration and Exams Dates

  • The registration for Cambridge International AS & A Level exams, Cambridge IGCSE exams, and Cambridge O Level exams Oct/Nov 2020 session opens on 29 June 2020
  • Standard registration deadline: 23:59 (GMT+8), 5 August 2020
  • Late entry deadline: 23:59 (GMT+8), 14 September 2020

Retake Window: 18 Aug - 23:59 (GMT+8), 14 Sept 2020

* If the application status is not “Payment Successful” by the indicated deadline for standard entry, the late entry penalty will be charged. After the first stage late entry deadline, applications or amendments will not be accepted.

* If you are retaking syllabuses you took in the June 2020 series, you can enjoy the standard stage price during the indicated retake window.

Exam period: October 2020- November 2020

Exam arrangement will be released via the online exam registration system or email.

Fees and Terms of Payment

EXAM SERVICE FEE

Price List

Cambridge International AS & A Level exams, Cambridge IGCSE exams, and Cambridge O Level exams Price List.

Late Entry and Amendment Penalties 

  • Late Entry Stage (6 August  - 23:59 (GMT+8), 14 September): RMB 704 (VAT excluded).

TERMS OF PAYMENT

All the above fees can be paid by candidates in RMB through the British Council Exams Online System. All fees must be paid no later than deadline indicated above for each entry stage.

REFUND AND CANCELLATION

  • Candidates may cancel bookings before the final entry deadline. RMB150 (VAT excluded) per component will be refunded for cancellations requested before 17:00 (GMT+8) on 14 September 2020 provided the candidate has shown sufficient evidence or explanation issued by an authorized body. Candidates can only apply for cancellation by option (e.g., 9708/AY), not by component (e.g., 9708/12). No refund is provided if cancellation is requested after 17:00 (GMT+8) on 14 September 2020.
  • Sufficient evidence or explanation must be given if cancellation is requested. This evidence can be in Chinese or English. Evidence can be a medical report or accident report (or similar), which should be issued by an authorised body. The report should include both the signature of the doctor or professional and stamp of the institution as well as indicate that the situation prohibits the candidate from taking the exam on the scheduled date.

Exam Registration Process

EXAMS REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

Please refer to the Cambridge International exams Registration Instructions  and submit an application on our online registration system .

For subject details, please refer to Cambridge International Exam Information Sheet - November 2020 Series

Registration Notice:

  • Please only use the provided option code (e.g. AY, AZ, CR, GR etc.) for each syllabus's registration, candidates are not allowed to combine components by themselves.
  • Candidates are not allowed to register the same syllabus in different centres. 
  • Candidates should be careful in choosing carried forward marks, and will be responsible for any wrong selections.
  • Candidates should confirm their registration information carefully before the payment, once the application is successfully paid, no amendment is allowed.
  • For candidates who need to take AS & A Level Physics, Biology, Chemistry practical exams

Please kindly be aware that due to the limitation on practical exam seats, the application will be processed on a first come, first served basis. 

You will be notified if there are available seats for you within 1-2 working days once you make the payment on our application system. Please note that payment successful does not mean you have booked the practical exams successfully, please subject to our confirmation email. If the seats are full by then, you will receive a full refund of the exam fee for the relevant subjects. 

  • Some subjects might not be available for candidates to register at certain offices. For the list of available subjects provided by each office, please see our application system. 
  • If candidate is under 18 years old, the registration should be agreed by his/her parent or guardian. 

Contact us if you encounter any problems while registering for exams.

ON TEST DAY

  • Candidates should report to the venue at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time of the exam. 
  • Candidates must bring the same National ID or passport used at registration. If any candidates under 18 need to be collected after the end of the tests, the parent(s), guardian(s), or any other authorized person(s) must present to the invigilators the original copy of ID which matches the scanned copy uploaded onto our exam registration system.
  • Candidates can bring writing instruments into the exam room. No mobile phones, books, dictionaries, papers or any other devices are allowed unless approved for that subject.

Results and Certificates

STATEMENT OF RESULTS

Results of Cambridge International AS & A Level exams 2019 October/November exams series will be available on 11 August 2020 (after 13:00 China local time). 

Information for checking exam results will be sent to candidates via email.

CERTIFICATES

Certificates of May/June exams series will be available in late October. Candidates will be notified by email when their certificates are ready for collection.

POST TEST SERVICE

STATEMENT OF RESULTS ATTESTING SERVICE

Candidates who register for the Cambridge International exams at our centre may submit a request for a statement of results attesting service at our centre. Candidates should submit an application on our online system and make payment accordingly. Candidates will be charged RMB 240 (VAT excluded) per request for this service.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT RESULTS

Candidates who register for the Cambridge International exams at our centre may submit their enquiries about results within the period set by Cambridge International and the British Council. We are unable to process any enquiries about results for candidates from other test centres. 

Cambridge International is working to set up the new process for issuing results for the June 2020 series. Regarding Results Enquiries application procedure, we will update you on this once we receive updates from Cambridge International.

Meanwhile, for the latest information and guidance, we recommend you visit Cambridge International websites: www.cambridgeinternational.org/

 For more information on Enquires about Result, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I register for the Cambridge International exams at different test centres?

Within the same exam series, candidates are allowed to register for exams of different subjects at different centres, but not allowed to register for exams of the same subject at different centres. Please also note that if you register for exams at different centres within the same exam series, it may lead to problems such as failure to rearrange timetable clash or to accurately carry forward results from this session. Thus, registering for all exams at one test centre is highly recommended.

 2.  What is “carry forward” for Cambridge International exam results?

Only results of Cambridge International AS Level exams can be carried forward. Candidates who have obtained an AS Level exam result may choose to carry it forward while registering for A2 (or A) Level exams so as to get a full A Level exam result.

  • General Rules on Carrying Forward Marks:

Candidates can only choose to carry forward the AS Level exam results obtained in the previous two exam series*, if any. 

For example, while registering the A2 (or A) Level exams in Oct/Nov 2020 exam series, candidates can only carry forward the AS Level exam results obtained in Oct/Nov 2019 exam series or May/June 2020 exam series. Candidates will need to provide the accurate centre and candidate number for the exam results they wish to carry forward. 

For candidates entered for the May/June 2020 series, irrespective of whether they were later withdrawn, please refer to Alternative Arrangement on Carrying Forward Marks below

* According to the regulation of Cambridge International, AS Level marks can be carried forward to a full A Level twice within a 13-month period.

  • Alternative Arrangement on Carrying Forward Marks:

Please note, the alternative arrangement attached below only applies to the candidates:

1)who enter for the May/June 2020 series and receive a grade from the exam series, or

2)who were entered for the May/June 2020 series, irrespective of whether they were later withdrawn. .

If you belong to the categories mentioned above, please click here to download the Guidance on Carrying Forward Marks issued by Cambridge International and read it carefully.

3.  Exam Timetable Clash

With the same exam series, there may be different scenarios of exam timetable clash:

  • For timetable clash between multiple subjects of Cambridge International exams registered at our centre, we will make re-arrangement accordingly. Candidates should refer to the Confirmation Letter for the final timetable. 
  • If there is any timetable clash between two exams, one of them will be rescheduled for a different time on the same date. Candidates sitting these two exams will be under full centre supervision between exams, during which time they will not be permitted to use mobile phones nor any other electronic devices or communicate with the other candidates.
  • We are unable to make any rearrangement for timetable clash between Cambridge International exams registered at our centre and other exams (e.g. Pearson Edexcel). Candidates should avoid any timetable clash before registering for exams.

4.  How soon can I receive the outcome of my enquiry about result?

Cambridge International is working to set up the new process for issuing results for the June 2020 series. Regarding Results Enquiries application procedure, we will update you on this once we receive updates from Cambridge International.

Meanwhile, for the latest information and guidance, we recommend you visit Cambridge International websites: www.cambridgeinternational.org/