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Parent’s Guide to English language exams

The British Council works with thousands of schools, language centres and higher education institutions worldwide to successfully deliver English language exams. We aim to go beyond the day of the exam and support candidates, parents, and teachers with every step on the way to getting the best result. 

Parents often ask our teachers and examinations staff, how can I help my child prepare for their English exam? 

Download our brand new guide for parents and find:

  • answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive about English language exams
  • more information about how children and teenagers will benefit from taking English language exams 
  • advice, tips and online materials to help your child prepare and do their best


Would you like to receive our newsletter to find out about our latest activities? Please fill in the form with your email address, and if you wish, please also tell us more about the age of your child and the exams that he or she will take. We will use the information you are providing to give you information, tips and news that are right for your child.

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