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The world’s most popular language test for studying, working and living abroad. Find out about taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).Register for IELTS now
IGCSE and AS/A Level
Looking for information on IGCSE and AS/A Level? School students, parents and private candidates can find out more about our school exams here.
Educational and professional exams
British Council is an authorised examinations centre for a wide range of educational and professional examinations on behalf of the UK's major examination boards.
Aptis - Assess English Skills
Choose Aptis to assess more people more efficiently and raise international English language standards in your organisation.
IELTS for companies and institutions
If you need to assess the language skills of your students, staff or potential candidates, IELTS is the only test you need.
Why take your exam with the British Council?
The rewards you will gain from your UK examination are worth it, whether it is to get a job, enter a university or start a new life in a different country.