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Monthly Updates | August 2019

In this newsletter you will find information about the following topics:


1. IGCSE, AS and A Level results

2. Pearson/Edexcel November 2019 examination session is now open

3. Cambridge International October/November 2019 examination session is now open

4. Pre-departure briefing seminar

5. Computer-delivered IELTS test

6. Professional and University exams at the British Council

7. Study in the UK Services

8. Study UK Alumni Awards



9. International Graduate Outcomes study 2019

10. Searching for Cyprus Chevening alumni

11. Understand exam results with Cambridge Assessment English useful resources

12.TeachingEnglish - Practical Resources

13. ABRSM: Latest news and Resources

14. Bursaries for UK creatives to attend European events

15. Voices Magazine


1. IGCSE, AS and A Level results

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As we are close to the IGCSE and A Levels results release, we would like to inform you that you can view your results online at the British Council website.

In case you have misplaced your statement of entry, please contact us as soon as possible providing: your name, date of birth and title of exam (s) you've taken, and we will be happy to provide them to you.

We wish you good luck with your results!

Contact us

How to access your results online

In order to access your results, you will need your Centre Number and Candidate Number. These exam codes are given on your statement of entry.


Centre Number:CY00X
Candidate Number: Four Digit Number below Candidate Name

Results dates:

Please note that the results will be available on the following dates:

  • Cambridge International (IGCSE and A Levels): 13 August
  • Edexcel A levels: 15 August
  • Edexcel International GCSE: 22 August
Go to examination results site

2. Pearson/Edexcel November 2019 examination session is now open

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In order to register for these exams, individuals, guardians/teachers will need to go to:



  • The deadline with the normal fee is on Thursday, 22 August 2019

Important note

Also, as Pearson is introducing new specifications for the IAL exams, please make sure that you choose the correct option code for your candidates, in order to avoid any mistakes during the examination and results. Information can be found here.

Further information

3. Cambridge International October/November 2019 examination session is now open

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Registration for Schools

Follow the below link, log in and start registering your students:

* Before you start the registration process please go through the how to use the Schools Online Registration System document here.

* If you are not registered as a school, then you need to register as an individual (see below)


Registration for Individual Candidates (not Schools)

In order to register for these exams (individuals, guardians/teachers) follow the below link:

* Before you start the registration process please go through the how to use the Schools Online Registration System document here.



  • First time entries: until 2 August 2019
  • Resit candidates from May/June 2019 (waiting for results): until 12 September 2019.


Further information on the link below:

  • List of subjects/fees we are offering
  • late fees
  • differences between Cambridge International IGCSE English as a second language examinations (510, 511, Core and Extended)
  • access arrangements
  • troubleshooting / IT problems
Further information

4. Pre-departure briefing seminar

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Useful, practical guidelines for your daily survival as student

The pre-departure briefing is an annual event organised by the British Council for students who have received an offer from UK institutions.

The seminar has been especially designed to give you useful and practical guidelines for your daily survival as a student.


Are you preparing for studies in Britain?

Then you are given the opportunity, prior to your departure, to be informed about all areas of student life.

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Xenia Tsolaki Metaxa Private Institute
16 Panagioti Tsangari, 4047 Germasogeia, Limassol

Participation fee

  • Free admission to all our placement customers
  • Participation fee for all other students is 15 euro.
Learn more

5. Computer-delivered IELTS test

Invigilator and candidates during an computer-delivered IELTS test

We provide more options to our test takers and stakeholders, while retaining the test’s current security, trust and integrity

Everyone loves choice. Now, with computer-delivered testing, you will take exactly the same IELTS test, Academic or General Training, but you can choose to type your answers, or write them on paper - whichever suits you best.

What is computer-delivered testing?

It's exactly the same test content and structure, but you'll take it sitting in a modern computer lab using the latest technology and with technical staff on hand to help.


We are now introducing IELTS Academic and General Training testing on computer

The IELTS partnership has taken steps to strengthen the product and the services provided to test takers and to recognising organisations.

The changes include rollout of a computer-delivered IELTS test, which has the following benefits:

  • Greater test frequency and flexibility in delivery
  • Potential for wider availability of venue locations
  • Test results issued in five to seven days from the test day (down from the present 13 days)
  • New results service for recognising organisations
  • Improved test security.

Speaking test is always face-to-face with a certified IELTS Examiner.

Learn more

6. Professional and University exams at the British Council

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Take professional exams

You can take exams at the British Council Cyprus from the following bodies:

- ACCA     - UCEM     - CFA     - ICAEW

- STA       - CIPS      - Open University

- University of London    

- BMAT and STEP admissions tests

Find out more
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Need to resit your UK University Exam?

No need to travel to the UK for your University re-sits examination. You can take your re-sit exam at the premises of the British Council in Nicosia!

Find out more

7. Study in the UK Services

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Do you want to take a Bachelor's or a Master's degree or study English in the UK?

Counselling guidance

The counselling session takes around 40 minutes to one hour. Our trained counsellor can offer advice on:

  • How to get prepared for entry to a UK institution
  • What do you need to enter a UK institution
  • How to choose the most suitable institution and course for your studies
  • Accreditation of the courses
  • Studying and living in the UK

We offer personal advice and answers to your queries regarding studying in the UK. Personal advice can only be offered through appointment.

Contact us to find more about both undergraduate and postgraduate placement services.


Easily accessible and fast translation services for University entrance documents

Translations and Certifications

If you are planning to study in the UK, you may need to have Greek documents translated into English for submission to UK educational institutions and authorities.

Our official and fully recognised translation and certification service covers a wide range of documents, including:

  • Certificates of Studies
  • Transcripts of grades and degrees issued by UK and Greek universities
  • English language certificates
  • Certificates issued by the Greek / Cyprus authorities and other official documents required for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK.
Learn more

8. Study UK Alumni Awards

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About the awards

The Alumni Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education. Award winners and finalists are leaders in their fields who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions and countries.


Could you be an award winner in 2019-20? Get ready to share your success with the world…

Why to enter?

Raise your international profile, build your professional networks and business connections, and win a trip to the UK: just some of the benefits of winning a prestigious Alumni Award.

How to enter/nominate?

Check the eligibility criteria, shortlisting process, top tips and follow simple steps to enter/nominate online.

Learn more

9. International Graduate Outcomes study 2019

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The report is based on a survey of over 16,000 international graduates from 58 UK universities and 189 countries around the world.


International Graduate Outcomes results

Universities UK International have released their International Graduate Outcomes study exploring the career outcomes of international graduates who studied in the UK. Results include:

  • 82 per cent of graduates said their UK degree was worth the investment
  • 83 per cent of respondents say their UK degree helped them get their job
  • 90 per cent of current international students are satisfied with their learning and support experience at UK university.
Read report

10. Searching for Cyprus Chevening alumni

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Are you an alumnus of the UK Government’s prestigious Chevening scholarship programme?

If so, we want to hear from you! The British High Commission in Cyprus in collaboration with British Council, wants to re-connect with the circa 300 Cypriots who studied in the UK under the Chevening scholarship programme from 1984 – 2007.

Please send your updated contact details to or register here: in order to get involved in a new series of Chevening-focused alumni activities in Cyprus.

Get involved

11. Understand exam results with Cambridge Assessment English useful resources

Kid showing to his mother and father his progress report

Find out more about:

• Downloading results
• explaining exam results
• comparing your class’s results with Cambridge Assessment English group performance reports
• verifying results
• accessing grade statistics by territory or country.


Range of resources available to help you better understand your students’ performance.

Resources have been created specifically to help teachers understand results and present how they’re reported to students and parents in a clear and easy to understand way.

Explore resources

12. TeachingEnglish - Practical Resources

Royal Palace premises

The Royal Family

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at mixed level explores the theme of the British Royal Family. Students will build their knowledge of the Royal Family and develop their speaking skills.

Download the lesson plan and worksheets
Kid artwork showing a cat, a young girl with her mother. Its titled "My Family"

My family

This lesson provides teachers and primary children with an opportunity to see different kinds of families that might better reflect their own experiences. In this lesson primary children do a series of simple and supported vocabulary and reading activities which lead to them writing about their own families. At the end of the lesson they draw pictures of their families and they make a classroom display of their texts and pictures.

Download the lesson plan and worksheets

13. ABRSM: Latest news and Resources

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Downloadable resources

From lesson ideas and activities to exam resources for your instrument, we give you all the tools you need to build a successful and rewarding career as a music teacher.

Learn more
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ABRSM new Bowed Strings syllabus

View the Bowed Strings syllabus 2020–2023, from Initial Grade to Grade 8 and supporting materials.

[Photo © courtesy of ABRSM]

View syllabus
A little girl playing the piano

Sight reading for young pianists

Sight reading and aural tests are often a dreaded part of music exams, but they don’t need to be feared. Piano Star Theory establishes dynamics and articulation so that young pianists can become familiar with the concepts.

[An article written by Karen Marshall, and originally published on ABRSM’s blog]

Read article
Young boy and girl playing the piano

Pitch - the mystery of lines and spaces and where to put the stems!

ABRSM’s new Piano Star Theory book helps bridge the gap between student and teacher by providing solutions to common theory challenges.

[An article written by Karen Marshall, and originally published on ABRSM’s blog]

Read article

14. Bursaries for UK creatives to attend European events

British Council ART artwork


The British Council has been working in Europe, since 1937. Our arts programme across Europe aims to strengthen relationships during the UK’s exit from the EU and to enable vital long-term partnerships between arts organisations and professionals from all four parts of the UK, and the EU.

Applicants can apply for bursaries to attend either one, two or three of the following events – depending on eligibility.


Open call: Three opportunities to attend arts events in Europe

The British Council's Arts team, with our partners at Unlimited, for UK D/deaf and disabled artists, is offering a number of bursaries to UK artists, producers and creative practitioners to attend in major conferences and a festival in Europe. Opportunities include:

  • IETM Rejika (24–27 October 2019) - An international performing arts networking event in Croatia
  • No Limits Festival Berlin (7–16 November 2019) - An international theatre festival in Germany
  • IETM spring 2020 (dates and location to be confirmed) - An international performing arts networking event in a city in Europe
Find out more

15. Voices Magazine

Photo of Christina Lamb

What does it take to be a foreign correspondent?

Author and Chief Foreign Correspondent for the Sunday Times Christina Lamb gives her tips to aspiring journalists.

[Photo © courtesy of Christina Lamb]

Read the blog post
Purple 2 chairs and a table at a beach

Six collaborative games for competitive English language classrooms

Do you want your English language learners to work toward a common goal in the classroom? Teacher David Petrie, who won the TeachingEnglish blog award, tells us his tried-and-tested methods.

[Photo © bertvthul used under licence and adapted from the original.]

Read the blog post

Contact us:

+357 22585000

British Council Website

Nicosia Office

British Council (Cyprus)
1-3 Aristotelous street
1011, Nicosia
PO Box 21175, CY-1503
Nicosia, Cyprus

T: +357 22585000

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Nicosia Office

7, Şht. Üsteğmen Ünal Genç Sokak
Marmara Bölgesi
(Behind Istanbul perde)

T: +90 392 2274938

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