GCSE exams

Both students of our British school programme and external candidates can take GCSE exams in Moscow. Exams take place internally at our Center at Lubanka.

Exams may be taken three times a year: in November, in January and in May-June. The main exam session, when the greatest number of people take the exam, takes place in summer.

Students take from one to three exams in one subject. For example, for Mathematics GCSE and History GCSE, there are two exams on different days, which students must sit during one exam session. For the English Language GCSE, there are either two or three exams, if, along with written papers, an oral exam is also taken, which allows to increase the overall final grade.

Registration for GCSE exams takes place 2 months before the session.

To register for GCSE examinations, external candidates must send an application to the examination department of our Center in advance, in which it is necessary to specify personal data: name and surname, written in Latin alphabet, date of birth, and UCI (Unique Candidate’s Identifier), the unique candidate number for the unified British system, if one has previously been allocated. . In the event that a candidate does not have a unique number, if they have not previously sat GCSE examinations, the examining center registers them independently. It is also necessary to clarify the list of GCSE subjects and examination commissions offering them. In the event that any of the subjects were studied not in the framework of the Pearson Edexcel program, passing the GCSE exams is also possible, however, additional training will be required, in a consultation format, with highly qualified GCSE tutors from our Center. GCSE tutors will explain the difference in the examination format of the various examination board and will help to successfully prepare for GCSE examinations in the shortest possible time.

In the event that the graduation dates for the 9th form of the Russian school fall on the dates of the final GCSE exams, students who are studying full time on the GCSE programme in the UK have the opportunity to take exams on both programmes in Moscow. For the British GCSE exams, in this case, they will be registered as external candidates from their British schools (guest candidates).

The procedure for all British examinations, which, in particular, extends to the GCSE exams, is regulated by the British Pearson Edexcel examination board and requires compliance with the established protocol. GCSE exams are visited by British inspectors who follow the whole process, from the moment exam materials are received, and their correct storage in compliance with all confidentiality conditions, to being present during exams as external observers.


International GCSE Summer 2017 Exam Timetable