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Private Exam Entry Service

General information

Unfortunately we do not accept entries with the Awarding Body CIE.

We cannot accept candidates for controlled assessment, coursework units, oral and practical units. However, if you have previously taken any of the above, and the specification(s) allows you to carry these marks forward, we will accept entries on any remaining unit(s).

If you are looking at a specification that does include any of the above units you may wish to contact the relevant awarding body to seek an alternative specification.

Functional Skills English

We can only enter for on-demand Functional Skills English exams if you have completed the speaking and listening component previously, and can provide us with evidence of this.

Access Arrangements

Evidence of an assessment is required in order to request JCQ approval for exam access arrangements.

Previous evidence of an assessment at another centre cannot be accepted, unless the previous centre has an established working relationship’ with Nottingham College. Please note Nottingham College do not currently have an established working relationship with any other centre.

If you would like to request an assessment, please request this in your initial enquiry. A member of our Learning Support Team will then contact you to discuss this further. A fee of £250.00 will be charged and must be paid in advance of the assessment. 

For more information and guidance please see:

Summer 2023 contingency days

The contingency day is in the event of national or significant local disruption to exams in the United Kingdom, being part of the awarding bodies’ standard contingency planning for exams. For the GCSE, GCE AS and A‑Level summer 2023 exams, the awarding bodies have therefore introduced contingency sessions. These are Thursday 8 June 2023, Thursday 15 June and Wednesday 28 June 2023

Consider these dates when making plans for the summer. You are encouraged to remain available until Wednesday 28 June 2023 should examinations need to be rescheduled.

Series deadlines – we do not accept late entries

Examination series Entry opens Entry deadline
Examination series: November 2022
GCSE Maths and English results only
Entry opens: 1st September 2022 Entry deadline: 23rd September 2022
Examination series: Summer 2023
GCSE, iGCSE & A level
Entry opens: 28th November 2022 Entry deadline: 31st January 2023
Examination series: On demand entries 
Online AAT & functional skills
Entry opens: On demand Entry deadline: Six weeks’ notice 


Examination type Fee
Examination type: A Levels Fee: £120 per A Level exam
Examination type: GCSEs/​i‑GCSEs Fee: £80 per exam
Examination type: Functional Skills Fee: Maths (£100 per exam)
English (£80 per exam, reading/​writing units availably only)
Examination type: AAT Fee: £100 per exam
Examination type: Other Fee: Enquiries dependant on specification 

(e.g. If one A Level Subject as 3 units, all exams it will cost £360 in total, 3 x £120)

Please note all fees are non-refundable. These include the following fees – Awarding body registration fee(s); Invigilation fees; rooming costs and all administration and certification costs.

To make an enquiry please complete form below, once submitted we will endeavour to respond within 5 working days.

Exam service enquiry

(Multiple exams can be included on one form)

Name information

This email address will be used for all correspondence.

Address information

e.g AQA; OCR or Pearson

e.g. November; January; Summer for GCSE; i-GCSE or A Level. Please specify preferred month of exam for Functional Skills/On-Demand exams.

If you are completing this enquiry form for Summer 2023 GCSE, IGCSE & A Level exams, the deadline date was 31st January and we cannot accept late entries.

e.g. iGCSE Biology.

The information submitted through this form will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

If you require further information on what the Awarding Bodies offer, please see links to the below awarding bodies’ private candidate web pages:

AQA Private Candidates Information

OCR Private Candidates Information

Pearson Private Candidates Information