See the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) registration process for private candidates below. 

Please note that certain exam options, including those with coursework, are not available to private candidates. 

Please also note that henceforth Biology, Chemistry and Physics and ICT that have practical components will not be available for IGCSE, AS and A Level CAIE Exams on the registration site however if you are interested in sitting them, kindly send an email to infoghana@gh.britishcouncil.org

Step 1: Registration is now online

Registration for your Cambridge International Examinations is now online 

Register here: https://schoolexams.britishcouncil.org/

 

Private candidates should either choose Accra or Adum (Kumasi) as their districts for sitting the exams when registering.  

 

Step 2: Pay for your exams

Pay the required fee directly via Visa/Master card. You can also make payment by bank deposit or by Bank transfer as per the instructions below:

Bank Deposit:

  • Walk to any  branch of Standard Chartered Bank  in Ghana
  • Pick a British Council Virtual Account Deposit Slip
  • Write the name of the Registered Candidate  in the student name row (not the depositor if different from registered candidate)
  • Select the Virtual Account Number 99103 and add the corresponding 2 digit month code of the type of exam plus the last 6 digits of your registration reference number.
MAY/JUNE EXAMS
EXAM EXAM CODE
CIE O LEVEL MAY/JUNE  01
CIE A LEVEL MAY/JUNE  02
CIE AS/A LEVEL MAY/JUNE  03
CIE IGCSE  MAY/JUNE  04
CIE A2 LEVEL MAY/JUNE  05
   
   

 

OCT/NOV CIE EXAMS
EXAM EXAM CODE
CIE O LEVEL OCT/NOV 06
CIE A LEVEL OCT/NOV 07
CIE AS/A LEVEL OCT/NOV 08
CIE IGCSE OCT/NOV 09
CIE A2 LEVEL OCT/NOV 10

 

 

 

 

  • Ensure you write your full registration number in the Registration reference row

NB: Additional Charges exist for Amendment of Entries and during Late Entry period

Step 3: Submit your registration

You will be required to submit the following documents via email at infoghana@gh.britishcouncil.org

  • A passport sized photograph
  • A scanned copy of your payment slip from Standard Chartered Bank with the total amount stated on your registration summary.
  • Copy of your valid international passport (or National ID Card, Voters' ID card or Student ID)
  • If you are under 18 years old, please have a parent or guardian fill the Parental Consent form(download below) and send it via email 

You have successfully registered for school exams with the British Council.

NB: The British Council takes no responsibility for what subjects/ paper candidates register for. Candidates are held responsible for the subjects/ paper they choose to register for.

 

Need to cancel or amend your entry? 

You can make amendments to the entry you have made. 

Please note there will be a service charge depending on the registration stage at the time of request. 

Please email us if you wish to cancel a subject. 

 

Step 4: Receive your Statement of Entry

After successfully submitting the above mentioned documents, your Statement of Entry,Timetable, CIE ID card and information about your examination venues would be ready for pickup at our offices approximately three weeks before your exams

 

Cambridge June 2021 exam series: ‘Covid-19 exemption’ information for Private Candidates

Cambridge has announced that private candidates can apply to not sit some components in the June 2021 exam series if your learning has been disrupted by Covid-19.

These applications are called ‘Covid-19 exemptions’ and the eligible components include practical examinations for science and ICT subjects, and some speaking and listening tests for language subjects. Not all subjects available in June 2021 have components which are eligible for Covid-19 exemptions. The full list of eligible subjects and components can be found here:

You can apply for a Covid-19 exemption if your learning was disrupted because the component required:

  • access to facilities and equipment that has not been possible due to Covid-19 disruption, e.g. instruments, laboratories, studios, audio visual equipment, sports facilities, specific software, specialist material.
  • working with others, e.g. in pairs, groups or teams, which have not been possible due to Covid-19 disruption.

You will not be required to submit any evidence to The British Council or Cambridge to prove your learning has been disrupted by Covid-19.

Next Steps:

1. It is important that you now make your entries for the June 2021 exam series as normal with The British Council.

2. If your entries include exemption components listed by Cambridge, you can then apply to The British Council to be exempt from sitting these components.

Your application must be submitted to The British Council before our deadlines.

If Cambridge approves your application, then it is important that you must sit the remaining components in the subject. If you’re absent for the other components then Cambridge cannot award you a grade.

Understanding and accepting the risks of applying for Covid-19 exemptions:

If Cambridge approves your application, then your final grade will be decided based on your performance in the component(s) that you do sit.   

Therefore, there are risks with Covid-19 exemptions which you must understand before you apply:

  • If you underperform in the components you sit, then you may receive a lower overall grade than if you took all the components.
  • If you’re absent from sitting a remaining component (e.g. you’re ill, you need to self-isolate, or there’s a lockdown on the day of the exam) there may not be sufficient evidence for Cambridge to award a final grade. You would therefore receive ‘NO RESULT’ for this subject.

Applying for a Covid-19 exemption

Remember, you can only apply for an exemption for the syllabuses and components that Cambridge has published.

You must apply using the form provided by The British Council, which will be available soon. Applications received after the published deadline will not be forwarded to Cambridge.

We will provide more information soon, including the application form, and the deadline when we must hear back from you. You can find more information on Cambridge’s June 2021 series here.

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