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Autumn Exam Series

Following the consequences of Covid-19 and the Summer 2020 exams being cancelled, awarding bodies are providing candidates the opportunity to sit in an Autumn series to resit at the centre they were originally entered with.

For further information on these exams, please see this below:

We cannot accept any private exam entries for candidates who were not entered with us for the Summer 2020 exam series.

We previously published and wrote to all private exam candidates entered for the summer 2020 series with information on requesting a refund on fees paid.

I was entered as a private exam candidate in the Summer 2020 series but did not request a refund, what do I need to do now?

We will automatically re-enter you for the Autumn exam series, and will communicate statements of entry.

I was entered as a private exam candidate and I do not feel ready to sit my exams in Autumn, can I defer my entries to the Summer 2021 exam series?

Yes, given the specification you were entered for is being offered by the awarding body. You will need to put this request in writing to us at

I was due to sit a specification that is being offered in January 2021 by the awarding body, can I defer and sit my exams then?

Yes, as above if, please request this in writing to us at

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.

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:

Series deadlines – we do not accept late entries

Examination series Entry opens Entry deadline
Examination series: Autumn A Level Entry opens: 13th August 2020 Entry deadline: 28th August 2020
Examination series: Autumn GCSE Entry opens: 20th August 2020 Entry deadline: 11th September 2020
Examination series: On demand entries Entry opens: Entry deadline: Six weeks’ notice

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

We will confirm if your exam(s) are subject to entry fees for the Autumn resit series.

Exam service enquiry


Please enter in the format of DD/MM/YYYY


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.


e.g. iGCSE Biology.


e.g. 4BI0 – i-GCSE Biology. If you are unsure of a Functional Skills/On-Demand qualification code please type a description.


e.g 4BI0 01 & 4BI0 02 – i-GCSE Biology Unit 1 & 2. If you are unsure of a Functional Skills/On-Demand unit code(s) please type a description.


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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