For those International AS and International A Level private candidates who have banked units covering at least 25% of the specification: we are working with Pearson to review the banked evidence available, to determine whether this is sufficient as the basis for our Centre Assessment Grades. We may not be able to provide a Centre Assessment Grade for every student, and this would need to be considered on an individual basis. We will share further details shortly, and please be aware that you will need to have your evidence of work available if requested.  

For students who do not have banked units (which will include all students for GCSE, International GCSE and A level - as well as International AS and International A Level students with insufficient banked units): unfortunately the British Council is not in a position to provide Centre Assessment Grades or rank orders because we do not have sufficient evidence on which to base them. Our relationship with private candidates is to facilitate access to Pearson exams and to administer them in a secure environment, meeting all Pearson’s regulatory and exam administration standards.  

For students for whom it is not possible to determine a Centre Assessment Grade:

  • We recommend that you defer to the next available series. Pearson have confirmed an Autumn series for international qualifications which is available to you. Please see the list of subjects here (schedule is not yet confirmed).  
  • Entries for candidates in this situation will soon be automatically withdrawn by the British Council from the May/June 2020 series. 

If you have been studying with another Pearson approved centre during your studies, we recommend that you contact that centre to discuss whether it is possible to transfer your entry to them. 

We need to know if you will be withdrawing your IAL AS/ A level subjects by Tuesday, 12 May 2020.  Please email with your Name, ID number and the subject codes you would like to withdraw. We will send you a separate email with the refund procedure once these are received. If you do not wish to withdraw any subjects you do not need to email us.

We again thank you for your patience, we appreciate this is an exceptionally challenging time. 

For any enquiries kindly contact us via email