At the British Council, the health and safety of our staff, customers and the communities in which we operate is our top priority. Thank you for working with us as we follow the advice of the health authorities and government in our response to the spread of Covid-19 in Australia.

Cambridge International Examinations and Pearson Edexcel updates

Cambridge International announced on 23 March that all May/June 2020 exams are cancelled globally. This includes Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS & A Level, Cambridge AICE Diploma and Cambridge Pre-U. Cambridge UK GCSE and A level qualifications are also cancelled.

Pearson Edexcel announced on 24 March that all May/June 2020 exams are cancelled globally this includes iPrimary, iLowerSecondary, International GCSE and International A Level. Pearson UK GCSE and A level qualifications are also cancelled.

ACT announced on 19 March that their April exam session is cancelled for all International and Special testing sites.

Re-scheduling and refunds

The British Council is currently awaiting further information on how the cancellations will affect international candidates, including alternative methods of assessment, deferral of exams to later sessions and issuing of credit notes or refunds. 

Professional and other exams updates

The list below shows the status of our professional and other exams. Test takers should read the special test taker measures (in the expandable section below) and be fully prepared to comply. 

Please do not attend your exam if: 

  • you are under a 14-day compulsory quarantine, stay-at-home order, medical surveillance or a self-quarantine order, as specified by the Myanmar government 
  • you have a high temperature, persistent cough, difficulty breathing or other flu-like symptoms.

Re-scheduling and refunds

If your exam is cancelled or you are unable to attend your exam, please contact your exam board directly, so that they can manage any refunds or re-scheduling with you.

Exam board/type Scheduled dates Current status Status update expected
ACCA Jun 2020 Cancelled Click for update from the exam board

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