Exam centres for private candidates

Entering your child for their exams

At IGCSE Level all of our courses lead to the Cambridge (CIE) exams except for Psychology (Edexcel). See IGCSE Exam Information

At A level our courses lead to the Cambridge exams except for the Sciences (Edexcel). See A level Exam Information

If your child is to take IGCSE or A level exams, you will need to apply directly to an exam centre for them to sit as an external (or private) candidate. We cannot do so on your behalf – but we can help you through the process. See below.

All of our IGCSE and A level courses include a number of past exam papers in the final module. These include the most recent paper which can be taken as a mock exam and submitted to your Tutor for assessment and feedback for a modest additional fee.

For students with additional needs, our Learning Support exam arrangements consultation service will help guide you through the options available to you.

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Finding an exam centre as a private candidate does not have to be stressful

Finding an exam centre

In the UK the 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. But 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 the worldwide spread of our students we are not a Cambridge exam centre.

Exam centres offering discounts to Wolsey Hall Oxford students

Tutor and Exams Exam Centre

Tutors and Exams provides examination and assessment facilities in Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St.Neots & Wimbledon for home educated and private candidates. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and CAIE. We have a dedicated Science laboratory in Birmingham delivering A level Science practicals all year round alongside another laboratory in London offering Science practicals outside of term time. We cater for 95% of all A level/ GCSE/ iGCSE subjects and can assist in organising Access Arrangements.

Greene's Tutorial College Exam Centre

Greene’s is Oxford’s oldest tutorial college. Our exam centre is located in the heart of Oxford and is an approved centre for GCSE and A level exams for JCQ (Edexcel, AQA, OCR, WJEC) and CAIE. We have welcomed private candidates for over 20 years and also provide coursework marking, Science practical endorsement courses and centre-assessed grades. We have a wealth of experience in supporting even the most complex of access arrangements and pride ourselves on our individual approach. Wolsey Hall students receive 10% off all examination and tuition fees.

Macclesfield Tutorial College Homeschooling exam centre

Macclesfield Tutorial College is an approved centre for private and home educated candidates studying Functional Skills, GCSE and A levels with AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC and CAIE boards. We can accommodate a wide variety of subjects, have facilities for most non-exam assessments (including A level and GCSE Science practicals and language oral assessments), and can offer coursework supervision/marking, and centre assessed grades. We have a wealth of experience in supporting all forms of Access Arrangements, including EHC plans with complex arrangements such as in-home exam sittings.

3A Tutors exam centre

3A Tutors Ltd is an independent examination centre based in Bristol. We support private candidates, including home educated students, from across South-West England and South Wales with their GCSE, IGCSE and A level examinations. We are registered with all the main awarding bodies including, Cambridge (CAIE), Edexcel, AQA, OCR and WJEC. We offer a wide range of Modern Foreign Languages and the A level Science practical endorsements, which are held in state-of-the-art laboratories. Access Arrangements can be organised including the provision of a formal assessment.

The Exam House Exam Centre

The Exam House is a GCSE & A level Exam Centre. We provide quality private and outside candidates exam sitting opportunities across the boards including AQQ, Edexcel, OCR and Cambridge International. We provide the flexibility for even the most complex access arrangements and regularly work with EHC and SENDCO plans. The Exam House works closely with distance learning providers and educational psychologists, including Wolsey Hall Oxford. We also deliver centre assessed grades, coursework marking and lab practical endorsements.

How we can help

Before your child is enrolled, our Admissions team will send you lists of exam centres in your country which have been verified by our Exams Officers.

We strongly advise contacting a centre early on. Your child’s Student Progress Manager (SPM) will be pleased to advise. For further information see Guidance for External Candidates.

If you or your child are taking a UK A level in BiologyChemistry or Physics then a separate Practical Endorsement will be required. For more information see A level Science Practicals Information (UK only).

We can advise on exam centres for private candidates
Exam results for private candidates

Reports and certification

There are no end of course exams for our Primary (Key Stage 2) or Secondary (Key Stage 3) courses. But for Secondary courses we provide an internal end of course assessment and report in EnglishMaths and Science. This will show whether your child is ready to move on to studying at IGCSE Level.

If your child is sitting for IGCSE or A level exams they will receive their results from the exam centre where they sat the exam. Later they will receive the formal results certificate directly from the examination centre also.

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.
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