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    Hi there, i dunno if someone can help me. I'm a university graduate studying for my ACCA (accountancy) however im looking to retake my a levels, however I have all the old course material for maths and accountancy. Do I need to register and pay 300 odd pounds with someone like ICS, or can I just enter for the exams as ...an external candidate and just have to pay the exam fees. Any help would be appreciated.
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    any assistance would be great feel free to reply or send me private message
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    You're a graduate and you want to retake a-levels?
    First of all you have the check the specifications, it's probabily changed since you last done the exams. Pick an exam board and look through their spec for maths and accounting, see which one you like and ring up a local school/college and register for the exams.
    The deadline for January entry has passed and it'll cost you alot more if you do it now, can you wait until June to take the exams?

    Edit: private candiates pay for the exam fee's and any administration cost and each school is different.
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    Alot of people say that mate, I'd like some A graded A levels to boost my CV as I got some very poor grades at college. It's a personal thing too, not just business :-). The specifications for A level maths are the same and everything in Accounting is the same, if not I've already covered it in my ACCA.

    If I may, back to the main question, do I have to sign up to something like ICS etc to do the A levels, or can I take the course on my own accord with materials I will gather, and then just take the exams in June.
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    Can anybody else help with my question
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    I think you can. I did mine with ICS but all they did was give me a tutor (who helped only a little) and really **** course materials-- I ended up getting my own textbooks, etc. Plus ICS are expensive. However, the only materials I did need from ICS was the coursework topics/info.

    SO my answer: I'm QUITE sure you can take the exams without signing up with a company like ICS just as long you can get your own materials/know what you're doing for c/w, etc. (I wish I knew this). Hope this helps.
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    (Original post by popdrops)
    I think you can. I did mine with ICS but all they did was give me a tutor (who helped only a little) and really **** course materials-- I ended up getting my own textbooks, etc. Plus ICS are expensive. However, the only materials I did need from ICS was the coursework topics/info.

    SO my answer: I'm QUITE sure you can take the exams without signing up with a company like ICS just as long you can get your own materials/know what you're doing for c/w, etc. (I wish I knew this). Hope this helps.
    End of the day the results come straight through from the exam board dont they
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    (Original post by SmithoSUFC)
    End of the day the results come straight through from the exam board dont they
    You don't need to sign up with ICS or any other distance learning outfit you just need to find a school or college willing to accept you as a private candidate for the exams. You need to contact exams officers and ask. Don't know if there's any coursework for accounting but if there is that could be a problem.
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    For maths and accounting is purely a case of taking the exams. My local college accepts private candidates, so basically it's just a case of speaking to them and then paying for the exams. Is that correct, and then the results come to me via post.
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    (Original post by SmithoSUFC)
    For maths and accounting is purely a case of taking the exams. My local college accepts private candidates, so basically it's just a case of speaking to them and then paying for the exams. Is that correct, and then the results come to me via post.
    Correct.
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    Good man thanks for your help
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    erm hi im new here im not sure if im posting in the right place, but wud anyone know of any examination centres that take on private candidates in lancashire or anywer in the north west??
 
 
 
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