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Taking you #BeyondTheTest

Inspired by true stories, watch how these IELTS test takers went #BeyondTheTest.


Meet Jane

Your journey to success will not always be easy but you will always have someone to go the extra mile with you, every step of the way.


Meet Charles

Watch out for a nurse’s story of following his heart while chasing his dreams.



Meet the Bautistas

Coming soon, a mother’s dreams for what’s most important to her – family.

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Carlo Magno, UK (Immigrant)

‘I used to be afraid of what the future can bring. But at the same time, I was also excited to take on the challenges in achieving my dreams of working abroad. Taking IELTS was definitely life-changing as it brought me to my dream destination. I am now enjoying sceneries I only used to see in photos before.’

Aileen Jennifer Felipe, UK (Registered Nurse)

‘My first attempt in taking the IELTS was unsuccessful that I almost gave up on my dream. With perseverance and with the help of the British Council through IELTS, I was able to land my dream job in the United Kingdom. I am now working as a Hemodialysis Nurse and still aiming for other goals in life.’

Yla Paras, UK (Graduate of London School of Economics)

‘IELTS was one of the things that paved the way for my pursuit of my long time aspiration of obtaining a graduate degree that combines my interests in law, institutional economics and policy.’

Jorica Pamintuan, UK (Graduate of Oxford University)

‘Taking IELTS has allowed me to pursue my dream to study in the UK through the IELTS Prize. I am grateful to have been chosen for the prize and truly honoured for the faith that the British Council has in my abilities and aspirations.’

Junel Correa, Canada (Immigrant)

‘The whole journey was a realisation of a lifelong dream. Successfully achieving my IELTS score with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 9 and higher was my gateway to an ITA (Invitation to Apply – for permanent residency). Now I am just waiting for my Canadian Immigration Visa to be approved within three months.’

Jennie Equiz, Canada (Student)

‘IELTS is the reason I was able to continue my application to study college in Canada. Here in my new home, I found new friends in campus and have made new and wonderful experiences. I am looking forward to a rewarding career after I graduate.’

Aizalyn Andres, Canada (Immigrant)

‘In many ways, I think my decision to take IELTS with the British Council is the reason why I’m here in Canada, living my dream. I was able to maximise my IELTS preparation, not only for the test, but also for the new life I have embarked on.’

Athena Mahree Maala, UK (Registered Nurse)

‘There was a time when I was sure I had given up on my career as a nurse. Going through the IELTS test not only made me more confident with my English skills but also allowed me to achieve my dream of working in the UK.’

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