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    I've recently contacted a local college of mine to enquire about taking AS Mathematics exams as a private candidate. They've said that because I've missed the deadline, it will cost £300 an exam. Surely that can't be right; the price is ludicrous.

    Any help with what I can do, other than take my A-Level intensively next year?
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    Sounds about right - the deadline for May/June submissions was February, after that it costs a lot to get you a place in the exam. You should have applied sooner.
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    (Original post by FluffyLion)
    Sounds about right - the deadline for May/June submissions was February, after that it costs a lot to get you a place in the exam. You should have applied sooner.
    Ah, okay. I'll have to find an alternative or take the A-Level intensively next year. How would I explain to a university that I wasn't able to take my exams this year? (I'm already taking four AS-levels, but this would have been helpful to my application).
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    (Original post by The Muffin Man_)
    Ah, okay. I'll have to find an alternative or take the A-Level intensively next year. How would I explain to a university that I wasn't able to take my exams this year? (I'm already taking four AS-levels, but this would have been helpful to my application).
    Put it in your personal statement, or get your tutors to write it in your reference, that you were planning on taking another AS but were too slow to enter it, and so couldn't. Just take it next year, because otherwise you'll seem like a whingebag.
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    You can still learn the AS material this year to make it less intensive for next year. Take the AS exams in January and the A2 exams in June and make sure you find out the deadlines for private candidates. Other than that your only option is to pay the £300 to take the exam this year. I suppose you'll have to be honest with the university and tell them you missed the deadline for this year's exams. couldn't afford the price to enrol late and explain your plans for the following year.
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    Regardless of the fact that you've missed the deadline and the entry fee has increased, £300 is a ridiculous price for an exam that will cost a small fraction of that. You should look around for somewhere else to take exams.
 
 
 

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