High school students in an exam preparation class

The General Certificate of Education (GCE), the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (International GCSE) and International Advanced Level (IAL) are the UK equivalent of school-leaving or university entrance examinations and are available in a wide range of subjects. They are required for admission to certain institutes of higher education in the UK.

Schools can prepare students for any combination of subjects as each is certified separately. This gives students the freedom to choose the subjects that are best suited to their individual needs and interests.

Our offices in Athens and Thessaloniki administer examinations for individual candidates in subjects which do not include a practical component.

Registration and examination dates

Exam session Registration
Pearson Edexcel IAL, GCE & IGCSE
May–June 2024
Up to 14 March (normal stage)
CIE IGCSE, AS & A Level
October–November 2024
Up to 09 August (normal stage)

Please see each section below for more information on how to register online:

Cambridge International Exams (CIE)

The registration period for the Cambridge International Assessment Education Ocotber-November 2024 examination session first time entries, is now open until 09 August 2024. 

In the downloads section below you can find the list of subjects that we are offering with the fees.

Book online

>> Registration for Individuals 

Payment Instructions

Important instructions when depositing/transferring payment to the British Council's account: You can pay your exams by direct deposit to the British Council account at any Alpha Bank branch after you have booked your place on our Online Registration System. You can pay the test fee via ATM or via web banking through you own bank. Please note that you will be responsible to cover all bank charges

  • Please include in the description the test taker name, name of exam (IGCSE, IAL, etc.) and the Reference number provided by the Online Registration System in the «Αιτιολογία» field on the Alpha Bank deposit slip (e.g. CIE A3-GR005-S-XXXXXXX or A3-GR136-S-XXXXXXX)..Please specify to your bank that any bank charges should be covered by you.
  • Please send the bank receipt to us by email to customerservices@britishcouncil.gr

Bank Name: Alpha Bank

Bank Account Name: British Council

Account number: 1150 0200 2018 908

IBAN: GR05 0140 1150 1150 0200 2018 908

Important notes

  • Payment: Be informed that you need to submit a copy of your payment (see payment instructions above) via email at customerservices@britishcouncil.gr within 5 days otherwise your registration will be cancelled. If you are registering between 08 - 09 August 2024, we will need the Bank deposit slip immediately sent to the email address.
  • Late fees: we will be accepting entries with late fees until the 14th of September 2024.
  • Access Arrangements: please note that if you require Access Arrangement, you have to send us the medical report (the medical report must be in English and a recent one, a translated report is not accepted by Cambridge) immediately after you complete the registration. Candidates requesting Modified paper, need to contact us before they register as the deadline is the 1st of July 2024.
  • Refunds: For any case of refunds 25% admin fee will be deducted from the original fee.

A candidate can only register with one centre/exam board for any given session. The British Council is not responsible for any timetable clash that may occur as a result of registering at more than one centre/exam board for any given session.

Candidates will receive their examination timetable following registration.

The document lists the fees of all subjects available in Cambridge administrative zone 3, which includes Greece. Please note that in Greece we only administer subjects available to private candidates and subjects with no practical component.

Check the examination timetables.

Pearson Edexcel

Book online

>> Registration for Individuals 

Payment Instructions

Important instructions when depositing/transferring payment to the British Council's account: You can pay your exams by direct deposit to the British Council account at any Alpha Bank branch after you have booked your place on our Online Registration System. You can pay the test fee via ATM or via web banking through you own bank. Please note that you will be responsible to cover all bank charges

  • Please include in the description the test taker name, name of exam (EDEXCEL IGCSE, IAL, etc.) and the Reference number provided by the Online Registration System in the «Αιτιολογία» field on the Alpha Bank deposit slip (e.g. A3-92050-S-XXXXXXX or A3-92055-S-XXXXXXX)..Please specify to your bank that any bank charges should be covered by you.
  • Please send the bank receipt to us by email to customerservices@britishcouncil.gr.

Bank Name: Alpha Bank

Bank Account Name: British Council

Account number: 1150 0200 2018 908

IBAN: GR05 0140 1150 1150 0200 2018 908

Important notes

  • Payment: Be informed that you need to submit a copy of your payment (see payment instructions above) via email at customerservices@britishcouncil.gr within 5 days otherwise your registration will be cancelled. If you are registering between 13-14 March, we will need the Bank deposit slip immediately sent to the email address.
  • Late fees: We will be accepting late fees until the 13th of April.
  • Access Arrangements: please note that if you require Access Arrangement, you have to send us the medical report immediately after you complete the registration. Candidates requesting Modified paper, need to contact us before they register as the deadline is the 31st of January 2024.
  • Refunds: For any case of refunds 25% admin fee will be deducted from the original fee.
  • A candidate can only register with one centre/exam board for any given session. The British Council is not responsible for any timetable clash that may occur as a result of registering at more than one centre/exam board for any given session.

Check the examination timetables.

Contact us

For further information, please contact us:

Customer Services
British Council
17 Kolonaki Square
106 73 Athens
Telephone +30 210 369 2333
Fax +30 210 363 0481
Email customerservices@britishcouncil.gr