Verification and other post-exam services

Sometimes an employer or a university may request verification of your results certificate before offering a job or place. The British Council can verify your IGCSE, International GCSE and A- and AS-level certificates if required.

We aim to verify results in the shortest possible time frame, though this varies depending on your request and location.

You can apply to have your results verified by filling an application form:

  • For Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) candidates: download the form below, complete it and then return it to the listed address.
  • For Pearson Edexcel candidates: fill the online application form.

Mistakes and changes

Occasionally, a form or certificate may contain incorrect or incomplete information, such as a mistake with the spelling of your name, address, date of birth or other information.

If you are a school student, tell your teacher or school exams co-ordinator as soon as possible about any mistakes. Private candidates must contact their local British Council office immediately. Please note that there is deadline for corrections for each session.

Access to scripts

Before applying to have your paper remarked, you can request copies of your exam scripts. This may help you decide whether to go ahead with re-marking, or whether a retake is the better option.

For schools and exam officers: You can apply to access original scripts to support teaching and learning. However, Enquiries About Results (EAR) requests cannot be carried out on any papers following this application.