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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 Tony

Challenges will always be part of the journey to reaching for your dreams, but nothing can stop that from coming true especially if the dream is for your family. You just need to take that first step.


Meet our heroes

Here's to our heroes who have paused their journey in reaching for their dreams so that others may continue dreaming. Thank you..

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Charles Castañeda, UK (Immigrant)

‘The IELTS helped me bridge the gap between my professional skill set and better opportunities in the UK. With the help of the British Council, I surpassed the minimum requirements for both my work visa and professional registration.’

Desiree Rose Ramoso, UK (Immigrant)

‘Taking IELTS opened a whole new world for me. I currently live in London with my husband and couldn't be more excited to see my daughter who will be joining us here soon. This dream started when I made the first step of choosing to take the test with the British Council.’

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.’

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.’

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.’

Joseph Talampas, USA (MIT graduate)

‘IELTS was a key to my study-abroad journey. One of the best things about studying abroad is being part of a diverse group of people from all over the world. Being able to communicate well in English has allowed me to know more about their culture and vice-versa.’

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.’

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.’

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