Sometimes an employer or a university may request verification of your results certificate before offering a job or place. The British Council can verify your CIE IGCSE and O Level certificates if you took your exams with one of our attached centres

We aim to verify results in the shortest possible time frame, though this varies depending on your request and location.  

You can apply to have your results verified by filling an application form, which you can find on the CIE website, and then returning it to the listed address.

Mistakes and changes 

Occasionally, a form or certificate may contain incorrect or incomplete information, such as a mistake with the spelling of your name, address, date of birth or other information. 

If you are a school student, tell your teacher or school exams co-ordinator as soon as possible about any mistakes. Private candidates should contact their local British Council Office. Initial changes are free of charge, but if you will have to pay a fee for any subsequent changes.

Access to scripts 

For school students and private candidates: Before applying to have your paper remarked, you can request copies of your exam scripts. This may help you decide whether to go ahead with re-marking, or whether a retake is the better option. 

This following costs apply:

Clerical Recheck 1 = 27 GBP
Clerical Recheck with a copy of the script – 1S = 59 GBP
Review of marking and clerical recheck = 36 GBP
Review of marking and clerical recheck with a copy of the script – 2S = 95 GBP

For schools and exam officers: You can apply to access original scripts to support teaching and learning. However, Enquiries About Results (EAR) requests cannot be carried out on any papers following this application.