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Is it possible to take GCSE exams on your own?
If yes, I'd like to know what I have to do and where I have to go to do the exams.

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You find an exam centre (=any secondary school or college, plus some private places) willing to accept you as a private candidate. You tell them exactly what you want to take (e.g. AQA GCSE Physics, Higher Tier) and pay them and they arrange it.
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(Original post by Benedetta Angela)
Is it possible to take GCSE exams on your own?
If yes, I'd like to know what I have to do and where I have to go to do the exams.

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Yes, just find an exam centre- however you will have to pay.
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Yes, just find an exam centre- however you will have to pay.
Thanks for your reply!
Do you know how much it is?
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Do you know how much it is?
The exam board charges the centre around £40 per GCSE, but the centre will add on a charge for their expertise, admin, invigilation etc. For a 100% exam GCSE with no special requirements (e.g. no speaking exam, no access arrangements such as extra time or a room on your own) expect to pay £100-200 per GCSE.
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(Original post by Benedetta Angela)
Thanks for your reply!
Do you know how much it is?
Around £100 per exam paper. So for example maths has 3 papers so it would be around £300/£400 for that qualification alone.
That’s what I found they cost when I researched most exam centres.
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Around £100 per exam paper. So for example maths has 3 papers so it would be around £300/£400 for that qualification alone.
That’s what I found they cost when I researched most exam centres.
Does anywhere still charge per paper? They used to when GCSEs and A levels were modular but you now can't enter per paper so it makes no sense to charge per paper - the exam boards charge pretty much the same whether a qualification has 1 paper or 3.
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(Original post by Benedetta Angela)
Is it possible to take GCSE exams on your own?
If yes, I'd like to know what I have to do and where I have to go to do the exams.

Thanks!
As others have said, yes. Exam boards provide info about this:

https://www.aqa.org.uk/student-and-p...ate-candidates


https://www.ocr.org.uk/students/private-candidates/


https://www.eduqas.co.uk/home/studen...te-candidates/


https://qualifications.pearson.com/e...andidates.html
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The exam board charges the centre around £40 per GCSE, but the centre will add on a charge for their expertise, admin, invigilation etc. For a 100% exam GCSE with no special requirements (e.g. no speaking exam, no access arrangements such as extra time or a room on your own) expect to pay £100-200 per GCSE.
Alright, thank you very much!
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Around £100 per exam paper. So for example maths has 3 papers so it would be around £300/£400 for that qualification alone.
That’s what I found they cost when I researched most exam centres.
Alright, thanks!
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Many thanks for the links!
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Many thanks for the links!
No problem, hope they are useful!
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