The British Council Singapore conducts IGCSE, International GCSE and A-level exams for two of the world's most prestigious examination boards – Cambridge International Exams (CIE) and Edexcel.
As an international test centre, we handle exam administration processes from registration to conducting the exams and distributing results to students. The examinations are held twice a year:
Cambridge June & November
Edexcel June & January
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world's largest provider of international qualifications for 14 to 19 year-olds. CIE is part of the University of Cambridge and its qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.
The British Council Singapore is a registered examination centre delivering the IGCSE and A-level examinations to candidates.
The registration for the CIE May/June 2013 session is open.
Standard Registration Period: 8 January 2013 to 18 February 2013
Late Registration Period: 19 February 2013 to 14 April 2013
Cambridge IGCSE is a highly respected qualification. It has exactly the same value in admitting students to institutes of further education and employment as the UK-equivalent GCSE.
It is taken in over 100 countries worldwide and is widely recognised by higher education institutions and employers as evidence of academic ability. In some parts of the world, schools use Cambridge IGCSE as an international alternative to the local government’s examination.
In some countries, IGCSE qualifications will satisfy the entry requirements for university. In most others, they are widely used as a preparation for A-level, AS, International Baccalaureate (IB) and US Advanced Placement courses.
For more information on Syllabus, References and Preparation, please visit CIE IGCSE
Cambridge International AS and A-level are internationally benchmarked qualifications providing excellent preparation for university education. They are widely recognised and valued by universities and employers alike.
GCE A-level is a 'gold standard' qualification. It has exactly the same value in admitting students to universities as the UK equivalent. AS levels have half the content of the corresponding Cambridge International A-level. Candidates can obtain the AS Level as a qualification in its own right or as a stage on the way to a complete A-level grade.
For more information on Syllabus, References and Preparation, please visit CIE A-level
Edexcel, a Pearson company, is the UK's largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications, working along side schools, colleges and employers. Edexcel has delivered over 56,000 International GCSE qualifications internationally. Over 225,000 Edexcel academic qualifications are taken annually through their network of 5,400 international registered centres.
The British Council Singapore is a registered examination centre to deliver its International GCSE and A-level examinations locally.
The registration for the Edexcel May/June 2013 session is open.
Standard Registration Period: 14 January 2013 to 18 March 2013
Late Registration Period: 19 March 2013 to 16 April 2013
International GCSE is an international adaptation of the UK GCSE that has become immensely popular with learners and teachers both internationally and within the UK. It is valued specifically because of its international focus and exceptional progression opportunities.
It is an international qualification for school students (usually aged 14 to 16). International GCSEs prepare students for further study, including progression to GCE AS or A-levels or employment. It is widely recognised by higher education institutions and employers as evidence of academic ability.
For more information on Syllabus, References and Preparation, please visit Edexcel International GCSE
Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced GCE (AS/A-level) are at a higher academic level than International GCSE and this qualification determines entry into universities in the UK and in other countries.
Edexcel prides its GCE A-level specifications to be clear, easy-to-understand, contemporary and engaging. Recently in 2008, the new specifications (syllabus) were changed for first teaching in 2008.