After all your hard work you’ll probably be desperate to find out your results. The British Council makes sure you get your results as soon as possible, and we’re here to offer support after you have received your grades.

Important Notice to Candidates: Kindly note that all provisional results for the May/June 2019 CIE exam series are out. Candidates should collect their results from the British Council office. For those candidates who wish to view their results online, please collect your login details from our Customer Service desk. 

In this section

Getting your exam results

Find out what results you have achieved for your IGCSE, O Level, A- or AS-level exams.

Exam retakes and re-marking

Candidates sometimes don’t get the results that they hoped for. If this happens to you, try not to worry too much.

Local exam equivalents

Find out about local equivalents to your qualifications in different countries or education systems. This can help you plan for studying overseas or transferring to another school.

Getting your exam results

You will be notified when your certificate is ready for collection. You will be responsible for the collection of your results from the British Council.

Results will only be given on presentation of identification.

You may authorise a third party to collect results with an authorisation letter.

Please note, the British Council will only hold certificates for a period of two years after the examination session. After this period they will be returned to Cambridge International Exams.

NOT THE RESULTS YOU HOPED FOR?

If you were expecting higher marks – or haven’t quite made the grades you need for your chosen university or college place – don’t panic. You may be able to retake your exams or even request re-marking in some cases. Find out about retaking and re-marking exams. 

Exam retakes and remarking

Candidates sometimes don’t get the results that they hoped for. If this happens to you, try not to worry too much. Your results may still open up many different exciting opportunities for your further education and future career. 

However, in some cases, you may want to consider re-marking or retakes – for example, if your teacher predicted a much higher grade. 

Retake an exam

If you or your teachers think that you could achieve better grades, you can choose to re-take your exam. 

WHAT IS A RETAKE?

An exam counts as a retake if you have sat the same syllabus in the past year. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

You will need to provide your:

  • previous centre number
  • candidate number
  • confirmation of syllabus retake.

Please note: the retake option may not apply to all subjects. You can usually submit previously used coursework so you will only need to retake written exams. Any coursework that is resubmitted needs to meet the requirements of the syllabus in the new exam series and must be re-assessed.

Please contact us if you would like to retake an exam.

Remarking

Teams of examiners assess every exam paper. They are specialists in their subjects and follow a strict marking scheme. Principal examiners oversee the process to make sure that grades are awarded fairly. 

If a student is awarded a grade that differs significantly from their teacher’s prediction or comparative performance, their exam is automatically re-checked and often re-graded. Borderline grades are also re-marked to ensure the grade is fair. 

The exam marking process is carefully designed to be fair to all students. However, if you feel that your exam result does not represent your work, you can ask to have your paper re-marked. 

REQUEST A RE-MARK

Please contact us if you'd like to request a remark.

Remember: your grade and mark may be lowered, confirmed or raised following the enquiry. If your grade is raised, you may be entitled to a full refund for this service. 

Local exam equivalents

Find out about local equivalents to your qualifications in different countries or education systems. This can help you plan for studying overseas or transferring to another school.

Are you moving to another school system or arriving from abroad to study in this country? Find out more about local equivalents for your IGCSEs, O Levels, or A- and AS-level qualifications. 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HOW YOUR UK SCHOOL EXAM QUALIFICATIONS CAN OPEN DOORS AROUND THE WORLD?

Find out more about Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) equivalents worldwide here.