Oct/Nov 2021 and Autumn exam series: Message for Private Candidates

We are aware that there are some cases where students leave schools and then study at private tuition centre before making exam entries as private candidates. Please make sure that you are aware of the challenges during ongoing pandemic before you decide to enter as a private candidate.

  • for greater range of options during the pandemic, as well as for academic support in preparing for their exams, British Council preference is that all candidates under 18 years old register for their exam entry through a British Council partner school
  • in case of cancellations, private candidates will not be able to participate in any assessed grades processes arranged by UK examination boards
  • in case of cancellations, private candidates will need to withdraw their entry and enter for next series  or attach to a British Council partner school (paying applicable school admission fees at the last minute, subject to availability of admissions at short notice)
  • British Council partner schools benefit from ongoing Teacher Training and other support to develop a quality delivery towards UK qualifications and therefore it is in the interests of students to continue and complete their course of study at a British Council partner school

We wish all students academic success.

See the registration process below:

Step 1: Complete your registration form

My examination board is Pearson Edexcel

Please complete the online registration from the following link - https://schoolexams.britishcouncil.org

When you have completed the online process, remember to print your form and sign and date the Declaration.

WHEN TO REGISTER

Pearson Edexcel January 2022 exam series registration windows for International Advanced Level and International GCSE

Regular Registration – 2 October 2021 to 13 October 2021
Late Registration – 14 October 2021 to 26 October 2021

Pearson Edexcel Autumn 2021 session registration windows for International GCSE

Regular Registration: 4 September 2021 - 26 September 2021
Late Registration: 5 October 2021 - 12 October 2021

Step 2: Pay for your exams

You will find the fees for all exams listed on the registration form. Your application will not be processed until you have paid for your exams. You can pay via a bank deposit through designated Standard and Chartered Banks (SCB). You can find a list of designated banks in the downloads section below.

Penalty fees 

Each examination board has a regular registration timeline for each exam session. You may still be able to register for exams after this date, but you will have to pay a penalty fee. You can find more information about late registration penalty fees on your exam registration form. Keep your stamped bank deposit slip/proof of payment as you will need this to complete your exam registration.

Step 3: Submit your registration form

You have now filled in your registration form and paid for your exams.The final step is to drop your documents in the drop-box kept inside the selected branches of Standard Chartered Bank. 

To do this, you will need:

  1. Your completed and signed registration form. Please make and keep a photocopy of this form for your records. 
  2. Three copies of coloured recent passport sized photographs. These must be identical and taken within the past three months. 
  3. A clear photocopy of your valid passport 
  4. Your stamped bank deposit slip. Please make and keep a photocopy of this deposit slip for your records.

Submit your registration form either at the British Council main offices (Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet) or your designated SCB dropbox (list of designated banks in the downloads section below).

Your registration is now complete