Examination Centres

Examination Centres are the place that you attend to sit your examinations for GCSEs or A Levels. These are often local schools or community colleges that accept Private Candidates to sit examinations.

Once enrolled on A Levels or Fast Track A Level courses as a distance learner, you will need to find a suitable Examination Centre where you can sit your upcoming exams. We advise students to do this in the January of the year they are looking to sit the examinations.

So for example, if you were looking to sit your exams in May/June 2020, you would need to start looking for an Examination Centre in January 2020. The key to getting the best deal when it comes to purchasing your examinations is to shop around and start early. The closer you get to the examination period, the more expensive the exams will get.

If you are a student who recently left school or doing resits, it’s always worth contacting your old school and seeing if they can fit you in as a Private Candidate for free or a reduced price.

To help our students find centres close to them, we have compiled a list of known centres around the UK where previous students have done exams and received a discount on their fees. We have also put in links to the Awarding Bodies and the further information they provide on Examination Centres for Private Candidates.

Oxford Learning College want the experience of studying and sitting your GCSE or A Level examinations to be as smooth and stress free as possible, so if you’re still confused or need help, please contact our friendly team on 01865 595263 or contact@oxfordcollege.ac 

 

Recommended Examination Centres

Tutors and Exams Centre – Coventry

Email: enquiries@tutorsandexams.uk
Tel:02476 221008.
This centre currently offers discounts of up to 10% to OLC students and is able to mark coursework for selected subjects.

 

Excel Tutors

Email:info@exceltutors.org.uk

Tel: 0207 0011 411

Address: 167 Commercial Road, London E1 2DA

This centre currently offers discounts of 10% to OLC students. The centre is available for all examination boards, but not coursework or practical examinations.

 

Greene’s Tutorial College – Oxford

examsofficer@greenes.org.uk
Tel: 01865 248308
Greene’s Tutorial College currently off a 10% discount to distance learning students and offer both exam placements and practical tuition. Those who are on a Fast Track A-level in Chemistry cannot take both the AS and A2 practicals during the same year.

 

Londons Tutorial College

admissions@londontutorialcollege.com

Tel: +44 (0)20 8390 8810

London’s Tutorial college can cater for both the Exam and Coursework element for most A level subjects. Please contact them for more information.

 

London Brookes College 

exams@londonbrookescollege.co.uk

Tel:020 8202 2007

London Brookes College can cater for Practicals, Exams and course work for certain subjects. Please contact the college to see if they can cater for your specific course.

 

City College Norwich

Tel: 01603773482

 

Cherry Hill Tuition – Hounslow, Middlesex

info@cherryhilltuition.com
Tel: 020 8577 0088

 

3a Tutors Ltd – Bath / Bristol

enquiries@3at.org.uk
Tel: 0117 956 4637

 

Campbell Harris Private College – London

principal@campbellharris.co.uk
Tel: 020 7937 0032

 

Rastrick Tutorial College External Examination Centre

info@rastrick-independent.co.uk
Tel: 01484 40 0344

 

Duff Miller – London

registrar@duffmiller.com
Tel: 0207 225 0577

 

The Tutorial Foundation – Kent

www.tutorialfoundation.co.uk
020 8460 0181  (Option 3)

 

Awarding Body Information for Private Candidates

Students on courses following an AQA syllabus, including:

  • Accounting
  • Environmental Studies
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Sociology

Can search for your local Private  Candidate centre via this link:  http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/entries/private-candidates/finding-a-school-or-college

Students on courses following an Edexcel syllabus, including:

  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Government & Politics
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • IGCSE Courses

Can use the following link to find a centre near you:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-topics/understanding-our-qualifications/where-can-i-take-edexcel-exams.html

Students on courses following an OCR syllabus, including:

  • Ancient History
  • Classical Civilisation

Can use the following link to find a centre near you:

https://www.ocr.org.uk/students/private-candidates/