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 2023, you would need to start looking for an Examination Centre in January 2023. 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. At these examination centres you’re guaranteed a place for your A Level and GCSE exams. 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 – in partnership with OLC

Email: enquiries@tutorsandexams.uk
Tel: 02476 221008.
These centres currently offer discounts of up to 10% to OLC students and are able to mark coursework for selected subjects and provide practical assessments for science subjects.

Tutors and Exams have 5 exam centres around the UK and 1 in South Africa:

Coventry Exam Centre

45 Blondvil Street, Coventry, CV3 5EQ

Bolton Exam Centre

St. Andrews House,St. Andrews Court, Bolton, BL1 1LD

Wimbledon Exam Centre

Methodist Centre, Griffiths Road, Wimbledon, SW19 1SP

Doncaster Exam Centre

1 Don House, Sidings Court, Doncaster, DN4 5NL

St Neots (Cambs) Exam Centre

Suites 1&2, Terek House, Sandpiper Court, Eaton Socon, St Neots, PE19 8EP

Intuition Centres

212 Finney Lane, Heald Green Cheshire (close to Manchester Airport)

473 Kingsway, Manchester, M191NR

Email: examsofficer@intuitioncentres.com

Tel: 0161 637 4220

AEC Tuition

Phone: 0208 548 1312

221A High Street, Eastham, London.

The Exam House

Phone: 01494 911116
Email: Exams@theexamhouse.co.uk

128 Chesham High St.

Can offer private examinations for all courses. Will be able to cater for science practicals shortly.

K.T Tuition

Phone: 01900 68487
Mobile: 07873 972012 (Keri)
Email: office@kttuition.co.uk

134 Harrington Road
CA14 3UL

Can offer private examinations for all courses. Courses that hold practicals can be catered for at an offsite location nearby.

Pembrokeshire College

Telephone: 01437 753 490
Email: online@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

Private Exam Centre

This company has several examination centres around London and has the ability to offer science practicals from 2020.

Stratford – E15 – AQA, Edexcel and OCR
Eastham – E6 – AQA, Edexcel and OCR
Ilford – IG1 – Edexcel – Functional Skills and City & Guilds
Whitechappel – E1 – AQA, Edexcel and OCR (Limited spaces)

Tel: 0800 772 3464

Email: ch@bestgrade.co.uk

Greene’s Tutorial College – Oxford

Tel: 01865 248308
Greene’s Tutorial College currently offer 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


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.

North London College

Tottenham, London

Tel:+44 20 8808 8008

London Brookes College 


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.

Cherry Hill Tuition – Hounslow, Middlesex

Tel: 020 8577 0088

3a Tutors Ltd – Bath / Bristol

Tel: 0117 956 4637

Campbell Harris Private College – London

Tel: 020 7937 0032

Rastrick Tutorial College External Examination Centre

Tel: 01484 40 0344

Duff Miller – London

Tel: 0207 225 0577

The Tutorial Foundation – Kent

020 8460 0181  (Option 3)

Excel Tutors


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.



Tel: +44 (0)131 220 3634

12 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EE


North East College

Newtown Link Road, Greenhills,Drogheda
County Louth, Ireland
Post Code: A92CD3D
Tel:+353 83 145 8387

Awarding Body Information for Private Candidates

Students on courses following an AQA syllabus, including:

  • Accounting
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Physics
  • Sociology
  • Chemistry

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
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • IGCSE Courses

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


Students on courses following an OCR syllabus, including:

  • Ancient History
  • Classical Civilisation

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