British Council Charges Fees for ‘Free’ A-Level Retake Exams, Sparking Controversy

Cambridge International Education (CIE) had announced a fee waiver of the A-level retake exams for students, but now the news is circulating that the candidates will have to pay a fee to British Council to retake the exam, due to which students and their parents are in quite a tension about the fee structure.

Initially, CIE announced that students whose A-level exams were canceled on May 10, 11, and 12 can now retake the exam free of charge, but now there is uncertainty about the decision.

Speaking to a CIE official, he said that Cambridge will not charge its fee but the British Council will charge a fee for conducting the exam, but the exact amount is yet to be known.

Also Read: Cambridge University Has Announced Re-Examination of Pakistani Students

Besides, students are not constrained to resit their exams in November 2023. Regardless of whether they decide to retake, their June 2023 exam results will remain acceptable.

After their particular centers have submitted queries for candidates needing to retake tests in June 2024, students can demand the center to connect with CIE using the British Council to acquire credit covering entry fees.

The free retake choice is solely accessible to competitors who remained entered but could not complete it because of the cancellation of exams in June 2023.

Concerning students disappointed with at least one exam result, questions emerged about retaking specific parts. The CIE explained that competitors should finish all parts related to their entrance choice to get a result.

Following the candidate’s concerns and calls for remedial actions, a gathering including Education Secretary Waseem Ajmal Chaudhry, CIE, and British Council authorities met. The choice to retake exams without charging expenses was reached, following disillusionment among most of the 45,000 Pakistani candidates who embraced A-Level tests, getting lower grades in the current year’s series.

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