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    Hi,

    I am hoping to enter for my GCSE exam in June next year, I am sitting it under the AQA syllabus.

    I spend all day monday ringing round local secondary school which were on the AQA list but they all said they were not taking private candidates next year, I also tried the academy that my daughters attend and they said that they are not taking private candidates due to child protection reasons they don't want adults walking round the school, I fully understand that but as a parent and a teaching assistant my self I kind of felt they were over reacting a bit.

    Does anyone know and schools or colleges in the bradford area that will be taking private candidates for exams in June 2011.

    Sorry for waffling on lol any help would be really appriciated
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    (Original post by Linzi r)
    Hi,

    I am hoping to enter for my GCSE exam in June next year, I am sitting it under the AQA syllabus.

    I spend all day monday ringing round local secondary school which were on the AQA list but they all said they were not taking private candidates next year, I also tried the academy that my daughters attend and they said that they are not taking private candidates due to child protection reasons they don't want adults walking round the school, I fully understand that but as a parent and a teaching assistant my self I kind of felt they were over reacting a bit.

    Does anyone know and schools or colleges in the bradford area that will be taking private candidates for exams in June 2011.

    Sorry for waffling on lol any help would be really appriciated
    That is awful.

    North Yorkshire AQA centres that accept private candidates:

    Filey School, Muston Road, Filey, N Yorkshire, YO14 0HG 01723-512354
    Harrogate High School, Ainsty Road, Harrogate, N Yorkshire, HG1 4AP 01423-548800
    Harrogate Tutorial College, 2 the Oval, Harrogate, N Yorkshire, HG2 9BA 01423-501041
    Rossett School, Green Lane, Harrogate, N Yorkshire, HG2 9JP 01423-564444
    Malton School, Middlecave Road, Malton, N Yorkshire, YO17 7NH 01653-692828
    Norton College, Langton Road, Norton, Malton, N Yorkshire, YO17 9PT 01653-693296
    Northallerton College, Grammar School Lane, Northallerton, N Yorkshire, DL6 1DD 01609-773340/767656
    Graham School, Woodlands Drive, Scarborough, N Yorkshire, YO12 6QW 01723-366451/380974
    Scarborough College, Filey Road, Scarborough, N Yorkshire, YO11 3BA 01723-360620
    St Augustine's School, Sandybed Lane, Scarborough, N Yorkshire, YO12 5LH 01723-363280
    Selby College, Abbots Road, Selby, N Yorkshire, YO8 8AT 01757-211000
    Selby High School, Leeds Road, Selby, N Yorkshire, YO8 4HT 01757-703327
    Giggleswick School, Giggleswick, Settle, N Yorkshire, BD24 0DE 01729-893000/893137
    Aireville School, Gargrave Road, Skipton, N Yorkshire, BD23 1UQ 01756-792965/792407
    Eskdale School, Stainsacre Lane, Whitby, N Yorkshire, YO22 4HS 01947-602856
    Fyling Hall School, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, N Yorkshire, YO22 4QD 01947-880353
    Ampleforth College, York, YO62 4ER 01439-766000/766475
    Manor C E School, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PQ 01904-798722
    York Pupil Support Centre, Danesgate, Fulford Cross, York, YO10 4PB 01904-642611

    Just realised these might be the schools you have already phoned!
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    Hi Mr M,

    Thanks for your reply, I am in west Yorkshire so think these schools would be difficult for me to get to but I appriciate the info and will check out these school if I don't manage to find anything locally
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    (Original post by Linzi r)
    Hi Mr M,

    Thanks for your reply, I am in west Yorkshire so think these schools would be difficult for me to get to but I appriciate the info and will check out these school if I don't manage to find anything locally
    is Harrogate too far?
    http://www.htcuk.org/

    try places like Bradford college
    http://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/
    they won't have silly excuses about child protection
    be prepared to switch examiners if necessary, it's the same maths more or less but you would need to practice using relevant past papers as they do differ slightly in style.
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    Try contacting private colleges, they most of the time always let people to do them. May be slightly more expensive though, maybe 100 or so.
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    Dude you should come to Pontefract New College if they let you. You can join my group of friends lol be funny having the only adult in college around
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    (Original post by Linzi r)
    Hi Mr M,

    Thanks for your reply, I am in west Yorkshire so think these schools would be difficult for me to get to but I appriciate the info and will check out these school if I don't manage to find anything locally
    Ah, I clearly don't know Yorkshire well enough.

    You want these centres!

    Bradford Grammar School, Keighley Road, Bradford, W Yorkshire, BD9 4JP 01274-553703
    Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College, Reevy Road West, Bradford, W Yorkshire, BD6 3PX 01274-676285
    Challenge College, North Avenue, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 7ND 01274-362062
    Coral College Primary and Secondary School for Girls, 189 Manningham Lane, Bradford, BD8 7HP 01274 370758
    Ma Institute, 160 Lumb Lane, Bradford, BD8 7RZ 01274 395454
    Olive Secondary School, Byron Street, Bradford, BD3 0AD 01274 725005
    Rastrick Independent School, Ogden Lane, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 3HF 01484 400344
    Madni Muslim Girls' High School, 40-42 Scarborough St, Savile Tonn, Dewsbury, W Yorkshire, WF12 9AY 01924-520720
    St Catherine's Catholic High School Voluntary Aided, Holdsworth Road, Holmfield, Halifax, HX2 9TH 01422-245411
    The Grammar School, Hipperholme, Bramley Lane, Hipperholme, Halifax, W Yorkshire, HX3 8JE 01422-202256
    Glen House Montessori School, Glen House, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge, W Yorkshire, HX7 5SQ 01422-884682
    The Calder High School, Brier Hey Lane, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, W Yorkshire, HX7 5QN 01422-883213
    St Mary's Catholic Comprehensive School, Bradford Road, Menston, Ilkley, W Yorkshire, LS29 6AE 01943-883000
    Guiseley School, Fieldhead Road, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 8DT 01943-872315
    Ackworth School, Pontefract Road, Ackworth, Pontefract, W Yorkshire, WF7 7LT 01977-611401
    The King's School Specialising in Mathematics & Computing, Mill Hill Lane, Pontefract, W Yorkshire, WF8 4JF 01977-601701
    Silcoates School, Silcoates Lane, Wrenthorpe, Wakefield, W Yorkshire, WF2 0PD 01924-291614
    Woodkirk High Specialist Science School, Rein Road, Tingley, Wakefield, W Yorkshire, WF3 1JQ 0113-3368150
    Wetherby High School, Hallfield Lane, Wetherby, W Yorkshire, LS22 6JS 01937-522500

    All these centres confirmed they would accept private candidates earlier this month.
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    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for your replies.

    I have tried quite a number of schools and colleges in my area now, just got 2 others to try that have been suggested by the school that I work at but going to have to wait until after christmas now

    If all else fails I am going to try some schools near my sister and go to stop with her for a week lol
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    I know it might sound daft but if the schools are saying that they can't do it for child protection, did you mention that you're a TA at a local school? is it worth offering that you do a CRB clearance for that school first (and paying for it)? Even offer that you'll do some voluntary work for them if you don't work full time...
    Better still if any of the schools is the catchment school for the one you work at / the head knows your head etc, see if your head can talk to them? After all if you were taking a group of kids from your school to visit that school they'd have to let you in...
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    (Original post by Linzi r)
    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for your replies.

    I have tried quite a number of schools and colleges in my area now, just got 2 others to try that have been suggested by the school that I work at but going to have to wait until after christmas now

    If all else fails I am going to try some schools near my sister and go to stop with her for a week lol
    What was wrong with the second list I provided? I got them from AQA for you!
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    Well I have finally found a school willing to take me for my exam, what a relief that is have been worrying all over xmas and spend every moment of my spare time ringing round all the local schools since the new year.

    Mr M that aqa list is useless none of those schools are taking private candidates! but thanks for the help anyway
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    i am also applying as an external candidate in west yorkshire can you let me know where you were accepted?
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    Hi Christina,

    I was accepted by Carlton Bolling College in Bradford. Here is there web address you can find all the contact details on there www.carltonbolling.co.uk and the exam officer that I spoke to was very helpful

    Linzi
 
 
 
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