Verification and other post-exam services British Council
Verification and other post-exam services

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 IGCSE, O Level and A- and AS-level certificates if required.

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 downloading and complete the CIE verification application form (link to download at the bottom of this page), 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.

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.

Please contact us for more information about these services.