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    I finished my A levels last school year (2010), and am currently on a gap year. I want to retake one module, and want to get the A level in self-taught further maths. I figured that I'd just enter myself for the exams as usual, so spoke to my exams officer about it. He said that my school now charge a £35 'administration fee' for entering 'external candidates' into exams. This means that instead of it costing £90 for the Futher Maths qualification (6 x £15), It'd now cost £300! :eek: .

    So what I'm wondering is: can I somehow submit myself - fill out the paperwork etc. - for exams? Obviously I'd need to sit it at a registered centre, and pay the standard fee, but is this possible?
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    (Original post by Kneechuh)
    So what I'm wondering is: can I somehow submit myself - fill out the paperwork etc. - for exams? Obviously I'd need to sit it at a registered centre, and pay the standard fee, but is this possible?
    No, entries have to be done electonically by the exams officer at your centre.

    You may find it cheaper at another local school or college that doesn't charge such high fees, it doesn't have to be at your original school (you are sure that's £35 per paper and not just a one-off admin fee?)
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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    No, entries have to be done electonically by the exams officer at your centre.

    You may find it cheaper at another local school or college that doesn't charge such high fees, it doesn't have to be at your original school (you are sure that's £35 per paper and not just a one-off admin fee?)
    Thanks for the informative response. I'm not sure whether it's a one off or not. It doesn't seem to have any logic behind it - just a money-making scheme for my school as it was only introduced this year.

    I'll find out whether it's a one-off but it's good to know I've got the possibility of going to a different school - thanks.
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    If you speak to a real person on the phone then they'd probably make it a one-off, if it wasn't already (but I'd be surprised).
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    It's probably just a one off £35 fee, Most private centres wouldnt charge that much for a modules.
 
 
 
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