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.  

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*.

The British Council in China is a registered exam centre for Cambridge IGCSE exams, Cambridge O Level exams and Cambridge International AS and A Level exams. For more information please visit the Cambridge International’s official website.

* 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.

IMPORTANT STATEMENT:

The UK government has cut the link between AS-level and A-level qualifications in the UK.  This means that for students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland AS-level grades will no longer count towards their A-level result.

For students studying Cambridge International AS and A-levels around the world, there is no change. Their AS-level result will continue to count towards their Cambridge International A-level, and form a crucial part of the evidence universities use to assess students’ application and offer places.

Universities in the UK continue to require A-levels or their equivalent for entry to degree courses. It is not unusual for leading universities such as Cambridge to ask students applying for courses where competition is particularly high (e.g. medicine) to sit an additional test.

Click to visit the full version of statement from Cambridge International.

 

Exams Dates

The registration for Cambridge International AS & A Level exams, Cambridge IGCSE exams, and Cambridge O Level exams October/November 2018 session opens on Monday, 23 July 2018.

  • Standard registration deadline: 17:00 (GMT+8), 08 August 2018
  • First stage late entry deadline: 17:00 (GMT+8), 12 September 2018 
  • Second stage late entry deadline: 17:00 (GMT+8), 27 September 2018

* If the application status is not “Payment Successful” by the indicated deadline of different stages, the late entry penalty of the next stage will be charged. After the first stage late entry deadline, applications or amendments may not be accepted by Cambridge International.

Exam period: October 2018-November 2018

 

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 

  • First Stage (9 August to 12 September): RMB 614.91
  • Second Stage (13 September to 27 September): RMB 1488.35

Tests arranged on public holidays are subject to the availability of local resources. The test fees will be doubled if tests are arranged on public holidays in mainland China.

Post-test Service Fee

  • Statement of Result Attesting Service: RMB 247.2 per application
  • Coursework/assignment submission: RMB 247.2 per application
  • Enquiry about Result: RMB 247.2 per paper/unit, plus any fee charged by Cambridge International

TERMS OF PAYMENT

All the above fees can be paid by candidates in RMB through payment function in the British Council Exams Online System.  All fees must be paid no later than five working days before the respective registration deadline

REFUND AND CANCELLATION

  • Candidates may cancel bookings five working days prior to the first exam of each syllabus and receive a 50% of local test service fee. A written cancellation application is required. The Cambridge International fees are non-refundable
  • For cancellations within five working days of the first exam of each syllabus, or for absence, there will be no test fee refund
  • Sufficient evidence or explanation must be given at least five working days before the test date if cancellation is required. This evidence can be either 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, and indicate that the situation stops the candidate from taking the exam on the scheduled date

 

Exam Process

EXAMS REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

1. Create an account: Please register for an account and the system will send you a verification email for its activation. You can only apply for an exam once your account has been activated. 

2. Apply for an exam: Log in to your account and access the “Apply for an Exam” page in order to enter your exam details. 

3. Check exam details: You will receive a notification email if there is any change to your application status. You can check your exam details by clicking the 'Registration Record' tab.

4. Make payment: You may make an online payment once you have received the notification indicating your application status as "Waiting for Payment”. 

5. Print the confirmation letter: The system will remind you to print the confirmation letter once payment is confirmed. You can check the details of your exams in your confirmation letter. Note: the confirmation letter may also be sent via email.

Contact us if you encounter any problems while registering for exams. For a more detailed guideline on exam registration, please refer to the Exams Registration Instructions.

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 under 18 candidate needs to be collected after the end of the tests, the parent(s)/guardian(s)/any other authorized person(s) must present to the invigilators the original copy of ID of which the scanned copy has been uploaded onto our exam registration system.
  • Candidates can take writing instruments into the exam room. No mobile phones, books, dictionaries or papers are allowed.

 

Results and Certificates

STATEMENT OF RESULTS

Results of May/June exams series will be available in August, while results of Oct/Nov exams series will be available in January. Exam results checking information will be delivered to the candidates via email.

CERTIFICATES

Certificates of May/June exams series will be available in late October, while certificates of Oct/Nov exams series will be available in mid-March. Candidates will be notified by email when their certificates are ready for collection.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT RESULTS

Candidates who register the Cambridge International exams at our centre may submit their enquiries about result within the period set by Cambridge International and the British Council. We are unable to process any enquiries about result for candidates from other test centres. Applicants should fill in an application form, submit an application on our exams registration system, and make the online payment as required. 

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

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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 like 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.

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.

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 2017 exam series, candidates can only carry forward the AS Level exam results obtained in May/June 2017 exam series or Oct/Nov 2016 exam series. Candidates will need to provide the accurate centre No. and candidate No. for the exam results they want to carry forward.

* 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.

Exam Timetable Clash

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

1) Candidates who register for the Cambridge International exams of multiple subjects should refer to the exams registration form and the final arrangement on our exams registration system to see if there is any timetable clash. If yes, please contact us for re-arrangement.

2) Candidates who register for exams of different exam boards at the same time, including Cambridge International, Pearson Edexcel, and Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing should check the individual registration forms and the final arrangement on our exams registration system to see if there is any timetable clash among these different exams. If yes, please contact us for re-arrangement.

3) For candidates who register for exams at different exam centres, if there is any timetable clash among exams held at different exam centres, we may not be able to make any rearrangement.

If any timetable clash has been identified and reported to us by candidates, the re-arrangement will be communicated to candidates via email, which should be regarded as final.

If there is any timetable clash between two exams, one of them will be rescheduled on the same date. Candidates sitting these two exams should be under full centre supervision while taking the break in between, during which candidates will not be allowed to use mobile phones and any other electronic devices or communicate with the other candidates or any other people except the invigilators.

Under 18 candidates safe collection

While registering under 18 candidates at our centre, the parents and guardians should:

1) Read carefully the Minor Safety Regulations on our exams registration system

2) Download and complete the relevant documents

3) Indicate how the candidate will leave the test venue after the exams, and upload relevant documents as required

4) On test day, parents, guardians and any other authorized persons must present to the invigilators the original copy of ID of which the scanned copy has been uploaded onto our exam registration system

* Please refer to the “Notes on Under 18 Candidates Safe Collection” for more detailed information.

How soon can I get the outcome of my enquiry about result?

Enquiries about Results will be dealt with in the order they are received by Cambridge International, who will communicate the outcome of an enquiry within 30 days of receiving it.