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Open doors with international exams from the British Council

Every year, three million people take international exams with help from the British Council. Students and professionals gain qualifications that pave the way to leading academic institutions and improve their employment prospects around the world, while partner schools and organisations create new opportunities in their communities.

For students

From globally-recognised English exams like IELTS, to UK school exams such as iGCSEs and A levels, the British Council provides reliable, recognised English language assessments worldwide.

For organisations and schools

The British Council helps deliver trusted, reliable exams in over 140 countries worldwide. Whether it’s assessing potential employees or elevating English language skills in your organisation or community, our expertise and support provide the foundations for your assessments.

Discover more about the exams we offer for students, organisations and schools below.