Pearson Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad.

Private candidates may enter for Edexcel International GCSE and International A-Level (IAL) examinations through British Council Taiwan.

For more information please visit the Edexcel official website.

The following components cannot be held in British Council Taiwan:

  • Speaking/Oral Test
  • Practical Test
  • Any Coursework
  • Any Syllabus which private candidates are not permitted to take
  • Online Registration Instructions (Adobe PDF 547KB)
  • Introduction of International GCSE/IAL

    International GCSE

    International GCSE is the abbreviation of International General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is being taken by students typically in the age group 14-16 and considered the world most popular international certification for end of secondary school (equivalent to UK GCSE) before one proceeds to Advanced Level or pre-university studies.

    IGCSE is recognised as a reliable record of attainment by universities and employers around the world. Many universities worldwide require a combination of A Levels and IGCSEs to meet their entry requirements. In the UK, IGCSE is accepted as equivalent to the GCSE.


    IAL is the abbreviation of International Advanced Level. It has been developed in consultation with educators, including teachers and university lecturers, to be relevant for international learners and support progression to universities around the world. It differs from A levels in that it has a flexible, modular structure, but maintain the rigorous standards of all Pearson Edexcel qualifications and are comparable to the UK A level, as confirmed by NARIC.

    IAL qualifications are widely recognised by universities in the UK and worldwide for entry onto undergraduate degree programmes.

    *The national agency responsible for providing information and expert opinion on qualifications and skills worldwide.

    Registration and Examinations Date

    Registration Date

    The May/June 2024 exam series are open for registration at following dates.

    Pearson Edexcel International A Level 

    • Standard Entry Period: 01 Jan 2024 to 14 Mar 2024
    • Late Entry Period: 15 Mar 2024 to 10 Apr 2024

    Pearson Edexcel International GCSE:

    • Standard Entry Period: 01 Jan 2024 to 14 Mar 2024
    • Late Entry Period: 15 Mar 2024 to 10 Apr 2024

    The Standard Stage Entry Deadline is also the payment deadline. If you submit your registration form, but have not completed the payment before the deadline of the entry stage to which your registration applies, you will be charged the late entry fees for the syllabuses/options you are entering for.

    Examinations Date

    • Exam dates can be viewed on the online registration system or the Downloads area at the bottom of this page.

    Exams Registration Process

    Registration Procedures

    Online Registration Instructions

    1. Visit Our Registration Website: Please visit the registration website and choose ‘Taiwan’ from drop down box and click ‘Continue’.

    2. Choose Exam Category: Please choose the relevant information from the drop-down lists:

    • Awarding body – Edexcel

    • Exam session

    • Qualification level – Desired qualification such as A Level, GCSE, etc.

    • Location: Location for the exam

    • Subjects: the codes are those of Edexcel subjects, e.g., WBI11 Biology. Candidates can choose multiple subjects. Candidates can type codes if known.

    3. Add Subjects to Basket: Click ‘Search’ the system offers them the chosen subjects, add exams to basket, and then click ‘Proceed to Basket’.

    4. Register your membership: Please sign in or create a new account by clicking ‘Sign up’.

    5. Confirm Exam Details: Please confirm your registration details. If you have one Unique Candidate Identifier (UCI) number, please fill in your UCI number. If you need to receive an overall qualification grade, you must also select the cash-in codes.

    6. Terms and Conditions: Please read the Terms and Conditions, and click confirm to proceed.

    7. Making Payment: British Council Taiwan offers 2 methods of offline payments:

    • MPayNow: This method supports Visa, Mastercard, and JCB payment. After your application is complete, please send an email to with the email title: Pearson Edexcel Exams – Name – Transaction Reference Number, and we will send you a payment link to proceed with your payment.

    • Bank Transfer: Please send us your bank transfer receipt via our email:

    8. Confirmation: Once your registration is complete, we will send you a confirmation email containing the test details. If you have not received the confirmation email three days before the proposed test date, please contact us.

    On the test day

    • Candidates should report to the venue at least 30 minutes prior to the start of each exams.
    • Candidates must bring the same passport used at registration. If any candidates under 18 need to be collected after the end of the tests, the parent(s), guardian(s), any other authorized person(s) must present the Minor Candidate Consent Form (under 18) to invigilators.
    • Candidates may bring stationary into the exam room. No mobile phones, books, dictionaries, papers or any other devices are allowed unless approved for that subject.
    • In the event of exam cancellation due to a typhoon, natural disaster, or any other reason beyond our control, the British Council makes appropriate announcements via the British Council Taiwan website and email according to the Taipei City Government policy.
    • Unless an announcement has been made by the Taipei City Government that classes and work are cancelled, all registered candidates must assume that the examination will be conducted as originally scheduled.

    Fees and Terms of Payment


    The fees for Pearson Edexcel International GCSE and A Level will be provided through our online registration system. All fees on the registration system are VAT included.

    Terms of Payment

    • All fees must be paid in TWD.
    • All fees must be paid no later than deadline of each entry stage to which you're applying.

    Please note that you will NOT be entered for the exams unless the full payment has been received.

    Refund and Cancellation

    • Candidates may cancel bookings before the Late Entry deadline. TWD750 per unit will be refunded for cancellation requested before the deadline. Please contact us for the refund request form.
    • No refund will be provided if cancellation is requested after the second stage late entry deadline.
    • Sufficient evidence or explanation must be given if cancellation is requested. This evidence can be in Chinese or English. Evidence can be a medical report or accident report (or similar), which should be issued by an authorised body. The report should include both the signature of the doctor or professional and stamp of the institution as well as indicate that the situation prohibits the candidate from taking the exam on the scheduled date.
    • For International GCSE, candidates could only apply for cancellation by option (e.g. 4AC1R), but not by unit (e.g. 4AC1 01R).
    • No refund will be provided if you are absent from the exam or late for the exam.

    Results and Certificates


    Results of the Oct/Nov exam series generally will be available on:

    • Pearson Edexcel International GCSE: February 
    • Pearson Edexcel International AS & A-Level(IAS/IAL): January

    Results of the January exam series will be available on,

    • Pearson Edexcel International GCSE: March
    • Pearson Edexcel International AS & A-Level(IAS/IAL): March

    Results of the May/June exam series generally will be available on,

    • Pearson Edexcel International GCSE: August
    • Pearson Edexcel International AS & A-Level(IAS/IAL): August

    Information for exam results will be sent to candidates via e-mail.


    Certificates will be available,

    • Mid-April or early May for the January exam series
    • Mid-November for the May/June exam series
    • Late March for the October/November exam series

    Candidates will be notified by email when their certificates are ready for collection.

    Post-test Service

    Late Cash-in Request

    From the Standard stage entry and before the certification release date, candidates can make a late request for the award (Late cash-in) for the current exam series. Candidates will be charged TWD 1,000 (VAT excluded) per subject. Please contact us for more details.

    Enquiries about Results

    Candidates who register for the Pearson Edexcel exams at our centre may submit their enquiries about results within the period set by Pearson Edexcel and the British Council. We are unable to process any enquiries about results for candidates from other test centres. Applicants should submit an application on our exams registration system, and make the online payment as required.

    Pearson Edexcel Results Enquiries Total Fee (TWD VAT excluded)
    Service Code Description International GCSE IAL

    Clerical re-check

    A check of all clerical procedures which lead to us issuing a result. It makes sure all parts of the exam paper have been marked, marks have been recorded/added up correctly and special consideration has been applied (where appropriate).

    1,750 1,750

    Review of marking

    A review of marking of units/components by a senior examiner and it includes the re-checks detailed in Service A.

    3,200 3,500

    ATS - post review of marking photocopy script

    It includes a copy of reviewed exam paper, but should be requested at the same time with Service B.

    1,800 1,800

    For other enquires about result service available, please contact us.


    Q1: What is Unique Candidate Identifier (UCI)?

    A unique candidate identifier (UCI) is a reference that's unique to a candidate and lasts for the duration of their study career. It's used to aggregate unit results for modular exams. Without it, candidates may not be given their full results. It can be found in the Statement of Entry and the Provisional Statement of Results. For the first time test taker, the UCI will be created by the centre and please input “NA” in the registration form. While for the other candidates, please keep using the previous UCI in all the exam session.

    Q2: What is cash-in?

    The cash-in process is used to aggregate the candidate’s unit scores to obtain the overall grade for the qualification. No grade can be issued unless the appropriate cash-in code is entered. For the general cash-in rule, the exam board will maximize the qualification grades automatically. For more details about Math cash-in rule, please refer to the official information.

    Q3: How to deal with the time clash between different exams?

    With the same exam series, there may be different scenarios of exam timetable clash:

    • For timetable clash between multiple subjects of Pearson Edexcel exams registered at our centre, we will make re-arrangement accordingly. Candidates should refer to the Confirmation Letter for the final timetable. If there is any timetable clash between two exams, one of them will be rescheduled for a different time on the same date. Candidates should be under full centre supervision during the break between two exams. During the break, candidates will not be permitted to use mobile phones nor any other electronic devices or communicate with the other candidates.
    • We are unable to make any rearrangement for timetable clash between Pearson Edexcel exams registered at our centre and other exams (e.g. Cambridge Assessment). Candidates should avoid any timetable clash before registering for exams.

    Q4: Could I register at different centres at the same time?

    Within the same exam series, candidates can register for the exams of different subjects at different centres, but not the same subject at different centres. Please also note that if you register for exams at different centres within the same exam series, it may lead to problems like failure to rearrange timetable clash. Therefore, registering for all exams at one test centre is highly recommended.

    Q5: Are my results of each unit and qualification only valid for a set number of years?

    All the results and qualification remain valid indefinitely.

    Q6: Will the statement of results and certificate show all my passed results?

    Only the score of each unit registered in current session, the grades of AS/A-Level and the score of each unit cashed in to AS/A-Level will be displayed on the Candidate Provisional Statement of Results. If you are absent, the “X” is displayed only which indicates no result. As to the certification, it only displays your final grade of certain subject awarded in the current session

    Q7: If I have the A-level result of Math from other exam boards, can I directly register the Further Math exam of Pearson Edexcel?

    You can submit the registration of the Further Math exam, and concurrently submit a credit transfer application to the centre. The credit transfer standard is decided by the exam board and the whole transfer procedure may take about 1-2 months. It is highly recommended that if you need to transfer credits, please contact us at least 2 months prior to the registration final deadline. Our centre will confirm your case with the exam board and you still have time to submit additional registration if more units are required.

    Q8: Notice to Under-18 Candidates

    While registering under 18 candidates at our centre, the parents and/or guardians should:

    1. Read thoroughly the Minor Safety Regulations on our exams registration system
    2. Download and complete the Minor Candidate Consent Form
    3. Indicate how the candidate will leave the venue after the exams, and upload relevant documents as required
    4. On test day, parents, guardians or any other authorised people must present the original copy of ID to be checked by invigilator with the form