Below you will find instructions on how to register for your IGCSE/International GCSE and school exams if you are a private candidate.

Register for your exam

You can register online.

You will need 

An ID/Passport sized photograph

A copy of a Zimbabwean ID, a valid Passport or a birth certificate for applicants under the age of 16

If you have any special requirements, you can find out here how we can help you.

Pay for your exam

You will find the fees for all exams listed on the registration system. Your application will not be processed until you have paid for your exams in full.

Similarly, you will not be allowed to attend an exam if you have paid but have not completed the application and submitted this along with all required documents to the British Council for confirmation of your registration.

Pay Online

We accept Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards only for payment. You will be directed to a secure payment page. 

Please note that you should only proceed to the payment page once you are ready to make a payment and you have your card information ready. There is a window of 15 minutes for you to process your payment and the system will not allow you to return to the payment page after this window. Should you exceed the window period for payment processing, please follow the steps below;

•Log into your account?

•Clear your cart and re-select subjects

•Once subjects selected, check that all is in order

•Have your card information ready 

•Proceed to register and pay button now once you have your card information ready

If you face challenges please contact your local British Council office 

Late registration - Penalty Fees

There is a normal registration period for each exam session. You may still be able to register for exams after this date, but you will have to pay a penalty fee. You can find more information about late registration penalty fees from your British Council office. The late registration period is from 15 February 2024 to 10 April 2024.

Your registration is now complete

You have successfully registered for your exam with the British Council. You will receive your Statement of Entry and information about your examination venues approximately three weeks before your exams.  

If you need to make any changes to your registration, please contact your local British Council office