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Pack your scripts by following the instructions in Part 5 of the Cambridge Handbook
We send you bar-coded labels for the return of all your scripts. There are different methods for despatching scripts depending on your location, the syllabus and the bar-coded labels we send you. If you have not received enough administrative materials, e.g. grey script packets or bar-coded labels, see the 'help' section of our website.
We produce three types of labels for Centres in England.
We send you yellow labels to return scripts for regulated Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses and Cambridge Pre-U syllabuses, including Cambridge Pre-U externally examined coursework components.
You will receive one label for every 60 candidates for each component. If you have more than 60 candidate scripts, pack the first 60 candidate scripts in one packet with the first label and the second 60 candidate scripts in another packet with the second label. Split the attendance register so it matches the scripts in each packet.
You should use the Yellow Label Service to return these scripts to us. The Yellow Label Service is a traceable collection service which is operated by the Department for Education. For instructions on how to use this service visit www.education.gov.uk/yellowlabel. Please use the despatch log to keep a record of ALL your despatches. Make sure the log is completed before Parcelforce collects your scripts. Hand the grey script envelope to the Parcelforce driver.
We send you Cambridge labels to return scripts for non-regulated Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses, Cambridge O Level and Cambridge International AS & A Level syllabuses. The Cambridge Label Service operates in the same way as the Yellow Label Service. Please refer to the instructions above.
For a small number of components you will receive a white label. You must return these scripts using a secure method that provides a tracking facility as soon as each exam is finished. If this is not possible you must despatch all the scripts you have at least once a week.
If your yellow or Cambridge bar-coded labels do not arrive in time or are lost or damaged, you can generate emergency labels through CIE Direct. Download our guide for step-by-step instructions.
Emergency bar-coded labels guide (UK)
You will receive a white label to return your scripts. You must return these scripts, using a method that provides a tracking facility, as soon as each exam is finished. If this is not possible you must despatch all the scripts you have at least once a week. Please complete our script return form each time you send us a consignment of scripts. This allows us to collect tracking information about your consignments and make sure they are returned to us without delay.