OxfordAQA is a joint venture between Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, and AQA, the UK's leading academic awarding body.Drawing on over 100 years of exams experience, OxfordAQA is meticulous about how the qualifications are developed. For more information about the qualifications, please visit the OxfordAQA Official Website.

Private candidates may enter for OxfordAQA qualifications via the British Council offices in China, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates.

Schools that deliver OxfordAQA qualifications may choose to join the British Council's Partner Schools Global Network, where British Council will provide essential exam administration services for A Level or International GCSE exams, along with enhanced support for school leaders, teachers, parents and students.For more information please refere to the PSGN webpage.

Registration and Exam Dates

Updated Information on OxfordAQA – May/June 2021 Series – 22 Feb

Dear Candidates and Parents,

Thank you for contacting the British Council, we appreciate this is a very challenging time for you. 

OxfordAQA will not run their International GCSE and International AS/A Level exams in the May/June 2021 series. Instead, OxfordAQA will offer an alternative assessment approach. 

  • This follows the decision by the UK government to not run GCSEs and A Levels in England.
  • OxfordAQA is not running exams anywhere in the world. 
  • The British Council was not involved in OxfordAQA’s decision to not run their exams. 
  • OxfordAQA has yet to announce how grades will be awarded to students. 
  • OxfordAQA is waiting for Ofqual, the exam regulator in the UK, to confirm how grades will be awarded for GCSEs and A Levels in England before deciding how they will award them for their international exams.
  • We’re expecting an announcement from OxfordAQA on how they will award grades in early March.
  • Please monitor the OxfordAQA website for more updates on how grades will be awarded to students. 

Private Candidates

What should I do now?

When the new alternative arrangements are announced, we will work closely with OxfordAQA to understand whether they allow the British Council to help private candidates receive grades. 

  • It is possible that the British Council may not be able to administer these arrangements. This is because the British Council doesn’t have any direct teacher contact with private candidates. 

If you wish to receive grades for International GCSE and International AS/A Levels in May/June 2021:

  • You can choose to make your entry with the British Council. 

     If you have already made your entry, you do not need to take any further action at this stage and do not need to withdraw. 

     If you have not made your entry, please submit some initial information first via the online survey: International AS/A Level & International GCSE exam -  OxfordAQA May/June 2021 (Please note that submitting the online survey does not mean you have successfully submitted the exam registration.)

      Once full details of the alternative arrangement have been decided and depending on whether the British Council can help private candidates receive grades, we will advise you about what next steps you should take. 

  • We will only request payment if the British Council can help private candidates receive grades. 
  • You can also consider making an exam entry with a registered OxfordAQA school. Please note schools are also waiting to hear whether they can help      private candidates receive grades. A list of OxfordAQA schools can be found by searching on the internet. 

Thank you for contacting us. The British Council will not have a role in deciding how OxfordAQA will award grades in the May/June 2021 exam series so please keep checking the OxfordAQA website for more information and updates.

Fees and Terms of Payment


Price List

OxfordAQA Exams registration form – IAL

OxfordAQA Exams registration form – International GCSE

Terms of payment

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


  • Candidates may cancel bookings before the final entry deadline. RMB150 (VAT excluded) per unit will be refunded for cancellations requested before 17:00 on the 19 April 2021 provided the candidate has shown sufficient evidence or explanation issued by an authorized body. For International GCSE, candidate could only apply for cancellation by option (e.g., 9201), but not by unit. (e.g., 9201/1).  No refund is provided if cancellation is requested after 17:00 on the 19 April 2021 .
  • 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 authorized 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.

OxfordAQA Exam Registration Process

Registration Process

Please refer to the OxfordAQA Exam Registration Instructions below and submit your application via the British Council Online System.

Contact us if you have any problem during the process of your application.


  • Candidates should report to the venue at least 30 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), 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


November 2020 exam result:

  • International GCSE result will be released on 14 January 2021 (After 13:00 China Local Time)

January 2021 exam result:

  • IAL result will be released on 4 March (After 13:00 China Local Time)

May/June 2021 exam result:

  • IAL result will be released on 24 August (After 13:00 China Local Time)
  • International GCSE result will be released on 27 August 2021 (After 13:00 China Local Time)

Candidates will be informed via email.

Exam Certificate

Certificate of November 2020 series will be issued in early April.

Certificate of January 2021 series will be issued in early June.

Certificate of May/June 2021 series will be issued in early November.

Candidates will be informed via email



Candidates who register for the OxfordAQA exams at our centre may submit a request for a provisional 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 260.00 (VAT excluded) per request for this service.


Candidates who register for the 2020 Nov OxfordAQA exams at our centre may submit their enquiries about results within the period set by OxfordAQA and the British Council. We are unable to process any enquiries about results for candidates from other test centres. Applicants should apply on our exams registration system, and make the online payment as required. Regarding to the deadline and fee, we will update on this page once it is confirmed. 

For other Enquires about Result service available, please contact us.

OxfordAQA Results Enquiries

Service number Description
1. Clerical re-check A check of all clerical procedures which lead to us issuing a result. It makes sure all parts of the exam paper have been marked, marks have been recorded/added up correctly and special consideration has been applied (where appropriate).
2.Review of marking A review of marking of units/components by a senior examiner and it includes the re-checks detailed in Service 1.
ATSCATS  Copy of reviewed or clerical checked scripts:  It includes a copy of reviewed exam paper, but should be requested at the same time with Service1 or Service 2

For other Enquires about Result service available, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What is Unique Candidate Identifier (UCI)?

A unique candidate identifier (UCI) is a unique reference to candidate and lasts for the duration of their study career. It is used for aggregation of unit results for modular exams. Each candidate will only have one UCI number no matter which test centre he or she comes from. It can be found on the Statement of Entry. For the first time test taker, the UCI will be created by the centre and please input “NA” in the registration form. While for the registered candidates, please keep using the previous UCI in all the exam sessions, blank UCI or wrong UCI may render your aggregation void. 

Q2: How to deal with the time clash between different exams?

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

1)  For timetable clash between multiple subjects of OxfordAQA exams registered at our centre, we will make re-arrangement accordingly. Candidates should refer to the Confirmation Letter for the final timetable. Candidates sitting these two exams will be under full centre supervision during the interval, which they will not be permitted to use mobile phones and any other electronic devices or communicate with other candidates.

2) We are unable to make any rearrangement for timetable clash between OxfordAQA and other exams (e.g. Cambridge International, Pearson Edexcel). Candidates should avoid this kind of time clash before registering for exams.

Q3: Could I register at different centres at the same time?

Within the same exam series, candidates can register for the exams of different subjects at different centres, but not 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, any loss caused by this will be borne by the candidates themselves. Therefore, registering for all exams at one test centre is highly recommended.

Q4: What is OxfordAQA International A-Level Cash-in?

OxfordAQA International A-Level Cash-in is the process of combining the unit grades under the applied subjects in accordance with the regulations of OxfordAQA. Each subject has a unique cash-in code for its AS-Level and A-Level, which is four digits codes starts with 96. The appropriate cash-in code should be submitted in the application. 

Q5: Are my results of each unit and qualification only valid for a set number of years?

All the results and qualifications remain valid.

Q6: Notice to Under-18 Candidates

While registering under 18 candidates at our centre, the parents and/or 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 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.

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