Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered online Cambridge International School.
One family share their experiences of finding an exam centre.
In the UK, Cambridge (CIE) and Edexcel exam boards have centres throughout the country. A number of exam centres (shown below) offer discounts to Wolsey Hall Oxford students.
Outside the UK, the British Council is often the exam centre of choice. However, in many countries there are schools which also offer exam facilities to private or non-school candidates.
Please note, although Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), due to our online school status, we are not a Cambridge exam centre.
We strongly advise you to make enquiries with exam centres to be sure you can make the necessary arrangements before enrolling with Wolsey Hall.
Wolsey Hall Oxford students take their external examinations as private candidates. We can support you to find a Cambridge or Pearson Edexcel examination centre located within a distance suitable for you, so that you can plan ahead for the exam period.
Our Admissions Officers can give further information to help you find a suitable exam centre. Once enrolled, families will have access to our Exam Information Canvas course as well as our two dedicated Exams Officers to answer any questions that they may have regarding external examinations.
We strongly advise contacting exam centres as early as possible to make enquiries as to availability of qualifications. For further information see Guidance for External Candidates.
If you or your child are taking a UK A level in Biology, Chemistry or Physics then a separate Practical Endorsement will be required. For more information see A level Science Practicals Information (UK only).
The Cambridge Exam Board offers candidates the opportunity to receive their exam results online. A username and password must be obtained through the Exam Centre. If you wish to make further enquiries about this service, please ask the Exams Officer at the exam centre. Edexcel offer a service to candidates called ResultsPlus Direct, which enables students to receive their results online and gives a detailed breakdown for each paper.
Exam centres will receive certificates from the exam boards after the post results period. You will have to contact your exam centre to arrange collection or postage of your certificates. Exam centres may charge you for a postal service.
Special consideration is a post-exam adjustment made to a candidate’s mark, by Exam Boards, to make allowances for any adverse circumstances, for example illness, bereavement or temporary injury. It can only go some way towards assisting a candidate affected by a potentially wide range of difficulties, emotional or physical, which may influence their performance in exams.
Decisions on whether to award special consideration depend on various factors, which may vary from candidate to candidate and from one assessment to another. These factors may include the severity of the circumstances, the date of the assessment and the nature of the assessment. Only minor adjustments can be made to the mark awarded because to do more than this would jeopardise the assessment standard. All exams measure a candidate’s knowledge and skills. Special consideration application must be made within seven days of the last exam in the syllabus affected.
Please note: medical evidence will be required to support your application.
If you are unsure whether you may qualify for special consideration, our Exams Officers at Wolsey Hall can help you.
When a candidate has missed a timetabled exam for acceptable reasons and can produce medical evidence that they were unfit to take the paper, an adjustment can be made to the final grade.
Homeschooling with Wolsey Hall has not just enabled my children to develop various academic skills; but it has also facilitated a more holistic learning experience. The engaging course materials and resources have sparked their interests and widened their knowledge. Flexibility with Online Homeschooling has meant they are able to volunteer in community projects. Constructive feedback on assignments has facilitated their learning experience positively.
Veronica Williams – Homeschooling Parent
If you’re thinking of enrolling your child at Wolsey Hall Oxford and you’d like to know more about what we do or how to enrol, please get in touch. We’re ready to enrol new students throughout the academic year.