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.

Pearson Edexcel and Cambridge International Exams (CIE)

Pearson Edexcel international school exams in May/June 2021

Pearson Edexcel will not run their International GCSE and International AS/A Level exams in the May/June 2021 series. Instead, they will offer an alternative assessment approach. Pearson Edexcel will share details of the assessed approach on their website soon.

Private candidates can choose to make an entry with British Council. If you have already made your entry, you do not need to take further action at this stage and you do not need to withdraw. We will advise on next steps when Pearson has decided details of the alternative assessment approach and depending on whether British Council can assist with the awarding of grades.

We will only request payment if we are able to assist with the awarding to grades. You won’t be charged if you withdraw your entry before the entry deadline.

Read current exams information from Pearson Edexcel.

Cambridge International Exams (CIE) 

A detailed list of the examination modules is available on the Cambridge International Exams (CIE) website.

Registration and examination dates

Exam session Registration
Pearson Edexcel IAL
January
15 September–16 October
Pearson Edexcel IGCSE, GCE, IAL
 May–June
15 February–6 March
Pearson Edexcel IAL
October
1–22 August
CIE IGCSE, AS & A Level
May–June
15 January–6 February
CIE IGCSE, AS & A Level
November
1–10 August
CIE IGCSE, AS & A Level
November Re-sits
20 August–6 September

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.

Candidates can also register after the registration deadline on payment of a late entry fee. Contact us for details.

Fees

Pearson Edexcel

Download the Pearson Edexcel IAL fees October-November 2021

The document lists the fees of all subjects available. Please note that in Greece we only administer subjects available to private candidates and subjects with no practical tests.

Check the examination timetables.

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

Download the Cambridge International Examinations fees November 2021.

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.

How to register

Complete the appropriate registration form (see below) and return it to the British Council along with the bank deposit slip.

Please note that in the event of absence or cancellation/withdrawal from an examination, fees cannot be refunded.

Contact us

For further information, please contact us:

Customer Services
British Council
17 Kolonaki Square
106 73 Athens
Telephone +30 210 369 2333 & 801 500 3692*
Fax +30 210 363 0481
Email customerservices@britishcouncil.gr

* Calls from anywhere in Greece are charged at local rate.