Many candidates are worried about what will happen to them if exams are cancelled again for Summer 2021.
In June 2020, we successfully awarded Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs) to 90% of the candidates who applied at our centre.
This year, we're making sure that that number is even higher (if exams are to be cancelled).
Please contact us to find out about our Mock Exam Service for private candidates if you are concerned about your current portfolio of evidence.
Find out more about the exams we offer, the application procedures, and who to contact.
We are happy to accept private candidates for AQA and Edexcel exams. Coursework components are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Access Arrangements remove barriers to learning to ensure equal opportunities for all students. We are able to accommodate some requests for Access Arrangements.
Here you can find a list of our internal deadlines. As we are a small exam centre, we highly recommend applying well in advance to secure your place for your examinations .
Application forms and other important documents such as the Candidates Handbook and JCQ's guide to Access Arrangements.
We have been an approved exam centre since June 2019 and offer both AQA and Pearson Edexcel examinations for GCSE and A level. We're delighted to be able to provide an additional service to support the homeschooling community and those students who find themselves in need of a small and calm space to sit their examinations.
For GCSE and A Level exams taken in May and June, JCQ set a contingency date for which all candidates must make themselves available. In the event of a local or national emergency that causes severe disruption, examination(s) would be rescheduled for the contingency day. This year the contingency day is 29 June 2021 (to be confirmed).
Should you require an estimate of fees, any additional information, or would like to make an application, our Exams Officer can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 01727 223204.
As we are a small exam centre, places are limited so we strongly advise making your provisional application for entry well in advance of the due date. For June 2021, this due date is 8 February 2021. Applications received after this date may be subject to late fees and may not be guaranteed a place.
Complete the preliminary exam entry form and return the form in person along with any supporting documents.
We will process your preliminary entry and send you an invoice. Full payment must be made before we will make the official entry with exam boards and (if applicable) apply for access arrangements.
When we have made the official entry, we will send you a Statement of Entry and a Candidate Handbook which details exam procedures for our centre (also available to download on this page). The onus is on candidates and/or parents to check the Statement of Entry and advise the Exams Officer of any amendments within 7 days of receipt.
We are able accommodate some candidates who require controlled assessments or coursework. We will review this on a case-by-case basis and advise discussion with a member of the Exams Office staff.
We can now accept A level candidates for Biology, Chemistry and Physics examinations. Students complete their required practical(s) with BioGrad and sit the written papers at our centre. Check out the BioGrad website for booking information.
Here you can find preliminary entry forms for private candidates as well as the candidate handbook
JCQ defines Access Arrangements as: "pre-examination adjustments for candidates based on evidence of need and normal way of working... They allow candidates with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment".
In order to submit your application to JCQ for Approval, we require the following documents :
* Should your child not have an existing assessment or Form 8, we can refer you to our SENCO for an independent assessment.