The British Council in Japan is a registered examination centre delivering Pearson Edexcel – International GCSEs and International Advanced Levels examinations to private candidates.

To find out more about the qualifications, please visit the Pearson Edexcel website.
Please be aware that subjects written below are not held in the British Council in Japan.

  • Speaking/Oral Test
  • Practical Test
  • Any Coursework
  • Any subjects which private candidates are not allowed to take

*Please note that we are not able to accommodate for papers scheduled outside our office hours or when the office is closed (Saturdays and Sundays).

*Please refer to the Pearson Edexcel's website or contact us for subjects available.

Examination Periods

International Advanced Level written examinations are held twice a year:

  • Summer 2024 Examination Series: Registration is closed.
  • October 2024 Examination Series: Registration is not open.

Subjects that are available at our centre and registration deadlines are subject to change for each examination series. The registration deadlines and the registration form for the upcoming series can be found in the below sections when registration is open. Registration will open a few months before each examination series.

Examination Fees

  • Examination Fees vary depending on subjects.
  • Price quoted includes local fee covering British Council cost and board fee for Pearson Edexcel.
  • Further details on available subjects and components can be found from our online registration system.

How can I sit an examination at the British Council?

Once you have decided what subject you would like to take, please follow and complete these steps well before the registration deadline:

  1. You will need to complete your registration form online through School Registration System (SRS). Please click here to start your registration.
  2. After our centre verifies your online registration, you will receive a unique online payment link. Please check both your email inbox and spam folders. The online payment link will be valid for 12 hours. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club and PayPal. 
  3. After you have made the online payment, please submit a screenshot of successful payment together with a scan of the candidate’s valid passport photo page by email.
  4. Receive and confirm candidate details on examinations board’s Statement of Entry.
  5. Receive final confirmation email from our centre.

Cancellation and Refund

  • Candidates will be charged the full exam fee upon registration. If you request a transfer or cancel your examination, your right to a refund will be determined in accordance with the examination board’s regulation.
  • Candidates who would like to withdraw within the normal registration period will receive a refund. Administration fee will be waived for a request with a valid reason (medical/national service) with supporting documents (written in English).
  • Candidates are not eligible for refund for any inquiry received after the normal registration period. Exemption given to requests with a valid reason (medical/national service) and sufficient evidence or explanation must be given if cancellation is requested. This evidence must be in English. Evidence may include a medical report or accident report (or similar), which should be issued by an authorised body. The report should include both the signature of the doctor or professional and the stamp of the institution. It should also indicate that the situation prohibits the candidate from taking the examination on the scheduled date and time, however, administration fee applies.
  • Candidates must inform the Exam Centre of any changes to your identity document before the exam date. Failure to do so will disallow the said candidate from taking the exam and ineligible for a refund or transfer.
  • Full terms and conditions can be found from our online registration system.

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