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, 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 Partner Schools webpage.

  • Pearson Edexcel_Post Test Service Application Guidance (Adobe PDF 380KB)
  • Exam Registration

    1. REGISTRATION TIMELINE

    The registration for Pearson Edexcel  May/June 2024 session opens in early Jan 2024. 

    International A/AS level registration deadline:

    • Standard registration deadline:  14 Mar 2024, 17:00 (China Local Time)
    • 1st Late entry deadline: 13 April 2024, 17:00 (China Local Time)

    * In the event of any inconsistency between the above registration timeline and the timeline presented on our online registration system, the one published on this website shall prevail. 

    * 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.

    2. REGISTRATION GUIDANCE AND TERMS OF PAYMENT

    Please refer to the registration guidance in the Downloads Section below and submit an application on our online registration system.

    The Registration Guidance document is comprised of three parts:

    • Registration Notice and FAQs: aiming to answer questions that you may have during the registration process.
    • SRS Registration Guidance: demonstrating the step-by-step procedures of using our registration portal to complete the exam registrations.
    • Information Sheets: including information like registration timeline, option codes of most available subjects, exam timetable, and exam fee list of different entry stages.

    Please go through this document and make sure that you understand and accept the content of this document before you submit registrations. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Once the payment of your exam application is completed, you are not allowed to modify your registrations.  You are responsible for any mistakes of the registrations due to your own reasons.

    3. REFUND AND CANCELLATION (Effective from summer 2024 exams)

    • Cancellation can be requested before the registration cut-off date and candidate will receive a partial refund of the local test service fee (after deduction of an administration fee of 30% local test service fee), The refund of board fee (if applicable) is subject to exam board’s policy.
    • After the registration cut- off date, only under certain special circumstances will candidate be allowed to cancel the test. For example, candidate wants to cancel the test for medical reasons, cancellation application needs to be submitted with supporting medical evidence provided before the test day. The cancellation application needs to be submitted to the British Council Global Exams Services National service hotline (Email: Globalexams.China@britishcouncil.org.cn , Tel: 010-58103306, Service hour: 09:00-12:00, 13:30-17:00, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays). The BC Company reserves the right to check the supporting documents and to decide whether to approve the cancellation application or not. If the cancellation application is approved, the candidate will receive a partial refund of the local test service fee (after deduction of an administration fee of 30% local test service fee). The refund of board fee (if applicable) is subject to exam board’s policy.
    • Cancellation applications will not be accepted after the test day.

    4. Statement of Entry and Exam Venue Arrangement

    • The Statement of Entry which is the Exam Confirmation Letter will be sent to you via email within one week after the deadline of each registration stage. 
    • The exam venue arrangement and entry requirement will be sent to you via email one to two weeks prior to the start of exam series.

    Notice to Candidates on exam day

    Results and Certificates

    1. STATEMENT OF RESULTS AND CERTIFICATES

    The results and certificate release timeline:

    Exam Series Candidate Statement of Provisional Results will be released Certificate will be released
    January Result release day Mid of May
    May/June Result release day Mid of November
    October/November Result release day Mid of April

    Results of Jan 2024 exam series,

    • International AS/A-level result will be released on 07 March 2024 (after 17:00 China local time)

    The Candidate Statement of Provisional Results (CSPR) will be provided in e-copy only, while the certificate will be issued in hardcopy only. The e-copy CSPR will be sent to candidates via email on the result release day. Candidates will be notified via email regarding how to receive the hard copy certificate.

    Please click to check more information about Understanding your results and Grade boundaries.

    2. POST-TEST SERVICE

    The post exams services including Late Cash-in, Access to Scripts and Enquiry about Results will be available after 11 March, please click the link for Pearson Edexcel Post Test Service Application Guidance

    • LATE CASH-IN REQUEST

    After the results have been released, candidates can make a late request for the award (Late cash-in) for the current exam series. 

    - For current exam series:  Candidates will be charged RMB 175.1 (VAT included) per subject for late cash-in request within 4 weeks of result release. Candidates will be charged RMB 432.6 (VAT included) per subject for late cash-in request after 4 weeks of result release. 

    - For previous exam series: Candidates will be charged RMB 432.6 (VAT included) per subject for late cash-in request. 

    - Processing time: 10 days

    • ENQUIRY ABOUT RESULTS

    - Deadline: 1 April 2024, 17:00 (China Local Time). 

    - Processing time: ATS services 10 days and other services 30 days

    Pearson Edexcel Enquiry about Results 
    Service Type Description Service Fee (CNY) *
    IAS/AL & GCE IGCSE
    Service 1 Clerical re-check: includes making sure all parts of the exam paper have been marked, marks have been recorded/added up correctly, special consideration has been applied (where appropriate), and the grade boundaries have been applied accurately.  484.1 NA
    Service 2 Review of marking: includes the clerical check service and a review of marking of units/components by a senior examiner. 875.5 NA
    Service P2  Priority review of marking: This service is the same as Service 2, but is processed faster.  NA NA
    ATSPE Access to scripts-post review of marking: a copy of review of marking script. (This service must be applied together with either Service 1 or Service 2 at the same time) 144.2 NA
    ATSC Access to scripts- photocopy script: a copy of script with original mark. Free Free

    *The fee listed above included 3% VAT. The fee includes board fee and 360.5 CNY (after 3% VAT) local fee, the fee will be calculated per exam unit.