Page updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2020


Why we’ve chosen this course of action for candidates with IGCSE and AS Level entries

Following its decision not to hold June 2020 examinations worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cambridge International has adopted a very similar approach to Ofqual’s ‘assessed grade’ process, as have other Awarding Bodies.

The British Council is unfortunately not in a position to provide predicted grades or rankings in order to follow the assessed grade process for IGCSE and AS level candidates. This is because we do not deliver direct teaching to private candidates. Our relationship with private candidates is to facilitate access to Cambridge exams and to administer them in a secure environment, meeting all Cambridge International's regulatory and exam administration standards.

Next Steps

Private candidates entered for IGCSE and AS Level examinations will be automatically withdrawn by the British Council and their entries deferred to the November 2020 series or the next series when the subject is available.  If you do not want to defer then a refund will be available. We will contact you nearer the registration deadline for November 2020 to confirm that you are happy to be entered for that series. There is no increase in June 2020 fees for students deferring their entry to November 2020.

Candidates with A Level entries

We are still in consultation with Cambridge to help find a solution for students entered for A2, or the full A Level, but unfortunately we can’t yet confirm this update. We apologise for the further delay and thank you for your continued patience.

Additional information

Please refer to the FAQs document which explains in further detail the rationale behind our agreed position. The document is located the downloads section below.

We again thank you for your patience, we appreciate this is an exceptionally challenging time for you, and that it is a disappointing decision for many of you. We also understand that the period since the exam cancellation has been very stressful. If you have any questions please contact us at

The latest information from Cambridge International on additional guidance for the June 2020 exam series is available here: