IGCSEs are the world’s most popular international qualifications for 14 to 16 year olds. They are your gateway to higher education or professional studies in your home country or overseas. They can help you:

  • get a place at college or university at home or abroad
  • find better career opportunities
  • pass the language tests for emigrating or studying in another country*
  • develop skills that help you lead a more exciting and successful life 

With our long-standing experience, we can offer you support and guidance – from choosing subjects to exam registration. 

*For example, achieving a Grade C in IGCSE English is often enough to satisfy the language requirements for some universities in English-speaking nations.

The British Council makes the whole exam process more straightforward. After all, we help two million people take international exams every year.

Information about IGCSE and the exams process

The course

IGCSEs/International GCSEs usually take two years to complete. Assessment ranges from written to oral tests, as well as practical exams and coursework.

Choosing subjects

You can choose from more than 70 different subjects – from maths to English. Available subjects vary depending on your school, country and chosen exam board.

Grades and marking

Your results are assessed using internationally recognised A* to G grades. The exam papers are all marked centrally in the UK.

When will you get your results?

Results will be available for collection at our office or post to you upon request.

AS and A levels

A-levels are internationally recognised qualifications that are required for entry into many university courses and professional training opportunities. Students typically study A-levels between the ages of 17 and 18. A-levels can help you:

  • get a place at college or university at home or abroad 
  • start the career you want
  • explore the subjects you love.

We are here to help you at every stage of your education – from choosing subjects to registering for exams.

We make it easy to study A-levels. We help more than two million people take international exams every year. 

Information about AS- and A-levels and the exam process

The course

Students usually complete A-levels in two years. In the first year, you study the first half of the A-level, which is called the AS-level. In the second year, you study the A2-level. Your combined result from both years is your A-level grade.

A-levels are assessed by a mixture of practical coursework and exams in both years (AS and A2). 

Choosing subjects

There are many different A-level subjects to choose from, although availability varies by country, exam board and school. 

Depending on local availability, you may be able to choose from more than 50 A Level subjects and 8 popular subjects from International A Levels. To find out which subjects are available for registration, download the application form below.

Grades and marking

Your exam results are graded on a scale from A* to E. 

When will you get your results?

Your exam results will be available for collection 14 days after the released date or post to you upon request.

How to register?

Contact us at britishcouncil@britishcouncil.org.ph to get more information about registration dates and deadlines. We'll guide you through the registration process