Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
CIE A Level, AS Level, O Level, IGCSE and Checkpoint exams are a passport to international education. Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5–19 year olds.
British Council administers more than 3000 CIE examinations in Nigeria every year. We offer CIE examination services to both independent candidates and to schools and private colleges that are registered with us as British Council CIE Attached Centres.
- Register for CIE as a Private Candidate
- Registration information for British Council CIE Attached Centres
- Enquire about becoming a British Council CIE Attached Centre
- Download the Exams Price List!
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Learn more about CIE qualifications
Cambridge International Examinations are recognised internationally, helping scholars access both overseas and local higher education opportunities. For a comprehensive list please visit the CIE recognition webpage.
Cambridge A Levels are internationally benchmarked qualifications providing excellent preparation for university education. They are taken in over 125 countries and offer a choice of 60 different subjects. Good A-level results can give you access to undergraduate studies at some of the best higher education learning institutions in the world. A-level qualifications can also give you access to professional and vocational courses. Read more about Cambridge A Levels
Cambridge Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Levels are offered in most subjects and became available for the first time in 2001. AS Level is a new way of facilitating staged assessment. The subject content of the new A Level syllabuses has been subdivided into two parts: the AS syllabus content, which is expected to be covered in the first half of the course, and the second part of the syllabus, commonly referred to as A2, taken at the end of the second year of study. In terms of the UCAS tariff, the Advanced Subsidiary is worth half the points of a GCE Advanced level qualification. Read more about Cambridge AS Levels
Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14-16 year olds. It is part of the Cambridge Secondary 2 stage. Schools worldwide have helped develop Cambridge IGCSE, which provides excellent preparation for the Cambridge Advanced stage including Cambridge International AS and A Levels. Read more about the Cambridge IGCSE
Cambridge O Levels are part of the Cambridge Secondary 2 stage, and are typically for 14-16 year olds. Cambridge O Level is equivalent to the UK General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). Cambridge O Level provides learners with excellent preparation for academic progression to Cambridge AS and A Levels and Cambridge Pre-U. Read more about Cambridge O Levels
Cambridge Checkpoint tests are for use at the end of Cambridge Secondary 1, typically for 11-14 year-olds. They provide schools with an external international benchmark for student performance. Cambridge Checkpoint enables feedback to be provided on a learner’s strengths and weaknesses in key curriculum areas. Read more about Cambridge Checkpoint
Cambridge Primary Checkpoint offers feedback on a learners’ strengths and weaknesses in the key curriculum areas of English, Mathematics and Science. Developed exclusively for existing customers of Cambridge Primary, the tests provide schools with an external international benchmark for learner performance. Read more about Cambridge Primary Checkpoint
Other Cambridge International qualifications are also available. Please visit the CIE website, where there is dedicated information about all the qualifications on offer and useful information specifically for students, parents and teachers.
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Disclaimer: 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.