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University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) are the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 14-19 year olds. 9,000 schools in over 160 countries are part of the Cambridge learning community. British Council Zimbabwe administers the CIE in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare twice a year.

For more information about CIE certificates, please view the links on the left of this page. To register for a CIE exam with the British Council, please read through the frequently asked questions below. If you would like to apply for your school to become a CIE attached centre, please find more information here.

Recognised throughout the world, the IGCSE develops vital educational skills, including recall of knowledge, oral skills, problem solving, initiative, team work and investigative skills. Normally studied over two years with candidates taking the exam at 16, the exams cater for different levels of ability with a choice between core and extended papers in many subjects.
What is the GCE?
The General Certificate of Education (GCE) is one of the most internationally recognised qualifications. You can take this qualification at the Ordinary (O) or the Advanced (A) levels, depending on what you need it for and the course you intend to follow. We advise you to take a preparation course that specifically follows a syllabus if you want to take either of these exams.
Where are CIE qualifications recognized?
CIE qualifications are recognized internationally. For more information please visit the CIE recognition webpage.

Please note that the application form is only valid for the session you are registering for.

Read the guidance notes and submit the following documents: 
Application form
Proof of payment
Copy of your identity documents/ passport / birth certificate with one recent photograph attached.

Please note that these exams are only available at certain times of the year.

Cambridge GCE A / O Level / O Level / IGCSE  
Examination period Registration Period
May / June 2014

1st late stage - 20 February to 16 March 2014

2nd late stage - 17 March to 1 April 2014

3rd late stage - 2 April to 15 April 2014


Fees are payable in US (United States) Dollars.

Exam Cost per subject
O level USD 80
AS level USD 100
A level USD 140
Late Fees
1st Stage USD 33
2nd Stage USD 58
3rd Stage USD 83
How and where do I pay?
Direct Deposit (cash or cheque) 

Step 1: Please make deposits in the bank (See list of banks below)

Step 2: Complete the British Council Deposit Slip (available at selected Stanbic branches).

In order for us to identify your payment, please use the correct code on the deposit slip. These codes are only to be used for the deposit slips.

Exam Code for Bank Deposit Slip

The code should then be followed by your Surname, then First Name.

Step 3: Submit your application, and payment to our offices.

Please keep a copy of your deposit slip and guidance notes as proof of payment.

Applications and payments are only accepted at the following Stanbic Bank branches:

Harare 1. Belgravia - 5 Sheffield Terrace Sam Munjoma Extension
2. Neslon Mandela - 64 Nelson Mandela Avenue
3. Borrowdale - Shop No 20 Sam Levy Village
4. Minerva - 77 Parklane, NASSA Building
5. Samora Machel - 59 Samora Machel
Bulawayo Main Street Cn Main Street & 8th Avenue
Chegutu 128 Queen Street
Kwekwe 28B Nelson Mandela Way
Mutare 67 Herbert Chitepo Street
Gweru 6th Floor Zimnat House
Chitungwiza Shop 40B Town Centre
What subjects are available?
Please download the exam timetable to see the full list of subjects and exam dates.
Where will I sit my exams?
You will get your venue details with your statement entry.
Please download the exam timetable to see the full list of subjects and exam dates.
What must I bring to the exam?
Pens, pencils in a CLEAR bag
Basic calculator
No electronic devices. e.g. mobile phone, etc
when will i receive my results?
You will be informed when you write your exam.
If your questions haven’t been answered, kindly e-mail us for more information.

The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We feel sure you will understand, however, that we cannot be held responsible for any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control. If examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible. The British Council’s liability will be limited to the refund of the registration fee or retesting at a later date.

Fees: All fees are valid for the current registration period only and are subject to change. Please check the relevant web pages for the latest fees before registering for the next session of exams.

Please refer to our Examinations Refund Policy for further info.

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