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I'm studying A Level English Language with the Oxford Open Learning college and I'm having trouble finding an AQA exam centre that will accept me as a private candidate because my course includes coursework.

Does anyone know anywhere that will take me? I live in West Yorkshire but would be willing to travel.

Please help!!

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(Original post by Nerol)
I'm studying A Level English Language with the Oxford Open Learning college and I'm having trouble finding an AQA exam centre that will accept me as a private candidate because my course includes coursework.

Does anyone know anywhere that will take me? I live in West Yorkshire but would be willing to travel.

Please help!!

Loren.
Here is a list of AQA exam centres for private candidates. http://store.aqa.org.uk/admin/librar...ND-CENTRES.PDF
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(Original post by Nerol)
I'm studying A Level English Language with the Oxford Open Learning college and I'm having trouble finding an AQA exam centre that will accept me as a private candidate because my course includes coursework.

Does anyone know anywhere that will take me? I live in West Yorkshire but would be willing to travel.

Please help!!

Loren.
Where in West Yorkshire? Leeds? Bradford?
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I live in Wakefield...

And I've seen the AQA list and phoned and emailed 15 schools and colleges and they've all said the same thing: they don't take private candidates doing coursework!!

I have had one 'maybe', though, just waiting to hear back from them...

I wish OOL would have told me how hard it would be to find an exam centre!!
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Hi, I'm having trouble finding an exam centre -with OOL and a course with course work.
How did you get on? I'm really starting to worry now because I'm losing time and I found this thread by panicking via Google.
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I live in Wakefield...

And I've seen the AQA list and phoned and emailed 15 schools and colleges and they've all said the same thing: they don't take private candidates doing coursework!!

I have had one 'maybe', though, just waiting to hear back from them...

I wish OOL would have told me how hard it would be to find an exam centre!!
For a centre, AQA A level coursework is dead easy, that's not true for other exam boards or GCSE so many centres will just say no. When you ring, you need to explain that you are with a distance learning centre who will authenticate the work and that AQA marks private candidates' coursework so all they need to do is make the entry and post the work. In the worst case, you could always do the submit the coursework at one centre - where ever you can find - and do the exam somewhere more local; you don't have to do it all in the same place.

OOL also have a UK map with centres who have accepted candidates before - have you tried looking at that?
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I know a place in Birmingham but I think that might be a bit too far out -.-
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I only know of London places
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WAKEFIELD Kettlethorpe High School Maths & Computing College, Kettlethorpe Hall Drive, Wakefield, W Yorks WF2 7EL 01924-303510

WAKEFIELD Silcoates School, Silcoates Lane, Wrenthorpe, Wakefield, W Yorkshire, WF2 0PD 01924-291614

WAKEFIELD Woodkirk High Specialist Science School, Rein Road, Tingley, Wakefield, W Yorkshire, WF3 1JQ 0113-3368150

Try those..
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where in Birmingham
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I know a place in Birmingham but I think that might be a bit too far out -.-
Can you tell me the location please
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There's a place in Birmingham called Prymus Education that will accept private candidates, but they're quite expensive.

If you're in the West Midlands area and need a place to take exams you might like to try Worcester Sixth Form College; this is where I'm sitting mine (as an external candidate) and it's much cheaper than the other place.
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There's a place in Birmingham called Prymus Education that will accept private candidates, but they're quite expensive.

If you're in the West Midlands area and need a place to take exams you might like to try Worcester Sixth Form College; this is where I'm sitting mine (as an external candidate) and it's much cheaper than the other place.
how many exams are you doing m8?
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how many exams are you doing m8?
6 in total - they're my AS exams.

What exams do you want to take? They won't allow you to sit subjects like Biology due to the practical element.
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6 in total - they're my AS exams.

What exams do you want to take? They won't allow you to sit subjects like Biology due to the practical element.
doing 4 exams. I'm on a gap year looking to boost my a results
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doing 4 exams. I'm on a gap year looking to boost my a results
Ah okay. Well, if you're in the area then they might be worth ringing up. Bear in mind that most colleges up the price to sit exams after the 21st of February.
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I've found a place, its at Wolverhampton though. its called aldersley high and they charge £25 per exam. They don't offer coursework though just exams.
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Hi
I know this post is old but could you please state which place in Birmingham?
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Help!!! Looking for centers in Leeds or preferably Bradford for AS/A2 retakes. please help...anyone?
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Help!!! Looking for centers in Leeds or preferably Bradford for AS/A2 retakes. please help...anyone?
Hi check your PM ASAP
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