英国教育 British Council School Exams

Pearson Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad. For more information please visit the Edexcel official website.

Private candidates may enter for GCE AS and A levels, International GCSEs (Edexcel Certificate for UK state schools) and International Advanced Level (IAL) examinations through British Council China.

Schools that deliver Pearson Edexcel 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

The registration for Pearson Edexcel Oct/Nov 2020 session opens on 12 August 2020.

Timeline for IAL:

  • Standard registration deadline: 17:00 (GMT+8), 24 August 2020
  • First stage late entry deadline: 17:00 (GMT+8), 15 September 2020
  • Second stage late entry deadline: 17:00 (GMT+8), 25 September 2020

Timeline for International GCSE:

  • Standard registration deadline: 17:00 (GMT+8), 15 September 2020
  • First stage late entry deadline: 17:00 (GMT+8), 22 October 2020

Timeline for GCE:

  • Standard registration deadline: 17:00 (GMT+8), 15 September 2020
  • First stage late entry deadline: 17:00 (GMT+8), 25 September 2020

Timeline for GCSE

All other subjects

  • Standard registration deadline: 17:00 (GMT+8), 15 September 2020
  • First stage late entry deadline: 17:00 (GMT+8), 12 October 2020

English Language and Mathematics

  • Standard registration deadline: 17:00 (GMT+8), 25 September 2020
  • First stage late entry deadline: 17:00 (GMT+8), 22 October 2020

*Please contact us for more information regarding GCSE registration

* If the application status is not “Payment Successful” by the indicated deadline for different stages, the late entry penalty for the next stage will be charged.

Exam period: Oct/Nov 2020

Fees and terms of payment

EXAM SERVICE FEE

Price List

Pearson Edexcel Exams Price List - IAL.

Pearson Edexcel Exams Price List – International GCSE.

Pearson Edexcel Exams Price List - GCE.

*Please contact us for GCSE Price List

Terms of payment

All the above fees 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.

REFUND AND CANCELLATION

  • Candidates may cancel bookings before the 1st late stage deadline. RMB150 per unit will be refunded for cancellations requested before 17:00 on the 15th of September 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., 4AC1R), but not by unit. (e.g., 4AC1 01R).  No refund is provided if cancellation is requested after 17:00 on the 15th of 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 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.

Exam registration process

EXAMS REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

Please refer to the Pearson Edexcel Exams Registration Instructions and submit an application on our online registration system.

For subject details, please refer to

Pearson Edexcel Exam Information Sheet – Oct/Nov 2020 Series-IAL

Pearson Edexcel Exam Information Sheet – Oct/Nov 2020 Series- International GCSE

Pearson Edexcel Exam Information Sheet – Oct/Nov 2020 Series- GCE

*Please contact us for GCSE Information Sheet and Registration Instructions

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

ON THE TEST DAY

  • 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

PROVISIONAL STATEMENT OF RESULTS

Results of 2020 May/June exam series will be available on,

International Advanced Level (IAL): 13 Aug 2020 (after 16:00 China local time)

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

CERTIFICATES

Certificates will be available in the middle of November for May/June exams,at the end of March for October exams and at the end of April for January exams. 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 Pearson Edexcel 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 240 (VAT excluded) per request for this service.

Late Cash-in Request

From the late entry stage and before the certification release date, candidates can make a late request for the award (Late cash-in) for the current exam session. Candidates will be charged RMB 160 (VAT excluded) per subject. 

 ENQUIRIES ABOUT RESULTS

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

Pearson Edexcel 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 Pearson Edexcel.

Meanwhile, for the latest information and guidance, we recommend you visit Pearson Edexcel websites: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html 

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 reference that's unique to a candidate and lasts for the duration of their study career. It's used to aggregate unit results for modular exams. Without it, candidates may not be given their full results. It can be found in the Statement of Entry and the Provisional Statement of Results. 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 other candidates, please keep using the previous UCI in all the exam session. 

Q2: What is cash-in?

The cash-in process is used to aggregate the candidate’s unit scores to obtain the overall grade for the qualification. No grade can be issued unless the appropriate cash-in code is entered. For the general cash-in rule, the exam board will maximize the qualification grades automatically. For more details about Math cash-in rule, please refer to the official information below, https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/International%20Advanced%20Level/2013/Forms%20and%20administration/ial-mathematics-rules-guidance-for-centres.pdf 

Q3: 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 Pearson Edexcel 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.

2) We are unable to make any rearrangement for timetable clash between Pearson Edexcel exams registered at our centre and other exams (e.g. Cambridge International). Candidates should avoid any timetable clash before registering for exams.

Q4:  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. Therefore, registering for all exams at one test centre is highly recommended.

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

All the results and qualification remains valid indefinitely.

Q6: Will the statement of results and certificate show all my passed results?

Only the score of each unit registered in current session, the grades of AS/A-Level and the score of each unit cashed in to AS/A-Level will be displayed on the Candidate Provisional Statement of Results. If you are absent, the “X” is displayed only which indicates no result. As to the certification, it only displays your final grade of certain subject awarded in the current session 

Q7:If I have the A-level result of Math from other exam boards, can I directly register the Further Math exam of Pearson Edexcel?

You can submit the registration of the Further Math exam, and concurrently submit a credit transfer application to the centre. The credit transfer standard is decided by the exam board and the whole transfer procedure may take about 1-2 months. It is highly recommended that if you need to transfer credits, please contact us at least 2 months prior to the registration final deadline. Our centre will confirm your case with the exam board and you still have time to submit additional registration if more units are required. 

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for Pearson Edexcel. for more information.