Government Update for Exams (COVID-19)
The Government have updated their guidnace on how GCSE, AS, and A level grades will be determined, the full details on this can be found in the consultation decisions document.
Ofqual have decided that private candidates should be assessed in a similar way to other students, by a recognised exam centre using a range of evidence. This evidence could include taking the exam board provided assessment materials in a suitable form. Centres will be asked to assess candidates based on what they have studied, and allowed to conduct assessment remotely.
Centres will be supported by guidance to determine the evidence on which grades for private candidates will be based, taking into account their different circumstances. The head of centre will need to complete the appropriate declaration to the exam board and the candidate should be aware of the assessment approach the centre will use.
Although Ofqual cannot require particular centres to accept students, we will make sure that exam boards provide sufficient guidance on an assessment approach and support materials, as described above, to those centres that wish to carry out this role.
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.
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: January Exam Series (iGCSE only)||Entry opens: Sunday 6th September 2020||Entry deadline: Friday 16th October 2020|
|Examination series: Summer Exam Series||Entry opens: Wednesday 11th November 2020||Entry deadline: Wednesday 31st March 2021|
|Examination series: On demand entries||Entry opens:||Entry deadline: Six weeks’ notice|
|Examination type: A Levels||Fee: £100 per A Level exam|
|Examination type: GCSEs/i-GCSEs||Fee: £70 per exam|
|Examination type: Functional Skills||Fee: £70 per exam|
|Examination type: AAT||Fee: £100 per exam|
|Examination type: Other||Fee: Enquiries dependant on specification|
(e.g. 4 A Level exams will cost 4 x £100 = £400)
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.
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