British Council students studying for exams

Every year, two million people from 90 countries sit international exams through the British Council. Our globally recognised qualifications help students to attend the best universities, find amazing career opportunities and set themselves up for a more rewarding life.

Trusted by teachers, governments, employers and students, the British Council offers support and advice – and ensures the integrity of the exams system at every stage.

Whether you’re a student or parent, find the information you need below.

We are aware of the latest announcements by the UK school examination boards not to run international examinations in the May/June 2020 series worldwide in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.  We are working closely with them and will share more information with our exam candidates as soon we are able. Meanwhile, for the latest information and guidance we recommend you visit the examination board websites: