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.

Getting your exam results

Get quick and easy access to your exam results with the British Council. You can choose three main ways to find out your results – the fastest options are online.

When will I get my exam results?

Exam results are typically available online six weeks after you take your exams . A printed copy will be sent out soon after.

Where are exam results sent?

Your results will be ready for collection from your local British Council office. You can also authorise another person to collect your results.

When will I get my exam certificates?

Certificates are usually sent 9 to 10 weeks after the provisional results are released online.

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. Your results may 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.

Verification and other post-exam services

Sometimes an employer or a university may request verification of your results certificate before offering a job or place. The British Council can verify your IGCSE, International GCSE and A- and AS-level certificates if required.

We aim to verify results in the shortest possible time frame, though this varies depending on your request and location.

You can apply to have your results verified by filling an application form:

  • For Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) candidates: download the form below, complete it and then return it to the listed address.
  • For Pearson Edexcel candidates: fill the online application form.

Mistakes and changes

Occasionally, a form or certificate may contain incorrect or incomplete information, such as a mistake with the spelling of your name, address, date of birth or other information.

If you are a school student, tell your teacher or school exams co-ordinator as soon as possible about any mistakes. Private candidates must contact their local British Council office immediately. Please note that there is deadline for corrections for each session.

Access to scripts

Before applying to have your paper remarked, you can request copies of your exam scripts. This may help you decide whether to go ahead with re-marking, or whether a retake is the better option.

For schools and exam officers: You can apply to access original scripts to support teaching and learning. However, Enquiries About Results (EAR) requests cannot be carried out on any papers following this application.

Local exam equivalents

Are you moving to another school system or arriving from abroad to study in this country?

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. 

Find out more about Pearson Edexcel equivalents worldwide here.