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    I'm hoping to sit a GCSE maths exam next year. I've found a list of AQA exam centres ( http://store.aqa.org.uk/admin/librar...ND-CENTRES.PDF ), but I'm not sure exactly what information I should have to hand when phoning them up.

    I have my Unique Candidate Number and I want to study the higher tier, but what other info do I need? Somebody told me that I needed to know what 'syllabus' I wanted to do, but I don't know what that means or how to find out!

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Just ring up the centre and ask to speak to the examinations person. They should be able to help you out
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    (Original post by jeffercake)
    Just ring up the centre and ask to speak to the examinations person. They should be able to help you out
    Hi, thanks for the response.

    I've heard that exam centres don't tend to accept many private candidates so I want to get myself prepared so they think I'm reliable.
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    (Original post by MongooseLicker)
    Hi, thanks for the response.

    I've heard that exam centres don't tend to accept many private candidates so I want to get myself prepared so they think I'm reliable.
    I doubt they care how reliable you are once you've paid.

    Just ring up and enquire, they wont bite.

    When I did my GCSEs there was a wonderful woman there, who oversaw all the examinations. Couldnt have asked for more help, she was fab. Hope you get the same!
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    (Original post by MongooseLicker)
    I'm hoping to sit a GCSE maths exam next year. I've found a list of AQA exam centres ( http://store.aqa.org.uk/admin/librar...ND-CENTRES.PDF ), but I'm not sure exactly what information I should have to hand when phoning them up.

    I have my Unique Candidate Number and I want to study the higher tier, but what other info do I need? Somebody told me that I needed to know what 'syllabus' I wanted to do, but I don't know what that means or how to find out!

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Syllabus - Linear or Modular
    I assume you want to do the whole thing in one go and therefore want a centre that does linear maths exams. Some centres only do modular maths exams where more papers are sat and they are spread through 2 years of GCSE study. You will enter for 2 linear papers on different dates, a non-calculator exam and a calculator exam.
 
 
 
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