External Exam Candidates

Our examination-based services have enabled students from across the UK and overseas to achieve GCSEs, IGCSEs (the International GCSE) and A-Levels. We have been a registered examination centre (68803) with the WJEC, Edexcel and AQA since 2015. Our aim is to help students of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances to achieve recognised qualifications in the subject/s of their choice. Our services cover examination entry for private candidates, one-to-one tuition and intensive courses.

Private Candidate Examination Entry (External Candidates)

Private candidates who study at home, can enter, attend and sit their examinations with us at our private examination centre in Swansea. Private candidates are not required to study through us or visit the centre prior to their exams (although we can provide optional tuition support if required).

Although we can accept external candidate applications up to a week before the first exam you wish to sit, subject to additional fees, early application is encouraged to avoid disappointment. 

We accept candiates wishing to sit exams that have a

  • Non Exam Assessment (NEA) component
  • Oral assessment component
  • Practical assessment component

Applying for Exams

If you do not have all the information available to you at this stage, please complete the form anyway. If you cannot answer a required question, just write "Don’t know" and we will contact you for further information. 

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The Exam series guide provides all the information you need for each of the exam series.  Read more...

It's important you read the guide for External candidates, please read this before applying, includes FAQ's  


Key Dates - 2019/20

Exam Entry Deadlines
Normal entry deadlineLate entry fees fromVery Late entry fees fromExtremely late entry fees from
November 2019 
Maths and English GCSEs only
4th Oct 20195th October 20191st November 2019One week before the first exam
January 2020
21st October 201922nd October 201912th December 2019One week before the first exam
January 2020
Edexcel iGCSEs
21st October 201922nd October 201922nd November 2019One week before the first exam
Summer 2020
GCSEs and A levels
12th February 202013th February 202017th April 2020One week before the first exam
Summer 2020
19th March 202020th March 202017th April 2020One week before the first exam


Results Day

Exam series

Results Day

November 2019 GCSEs

16th January 2020

January 2020 iGCSEs

5th March 2020

Summer 2020 A Levels

13th August 2020

Summer 2020 GCSEs and iGCSEs

20th August 2020

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