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    Hello, I was just wondering if a student in full time education, can sit extra GCSE/'s as a private/external candidate at an AQA approved exam center my question is would this be allowed? Would I need any approval from my current school or do I just contact the exam center?

    P.S, the extra GCSE's are not resits and are different courses all in all, and they don't include any coursework (Eg, law)
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    I'd assume so, it's not really much of the school's business what you do outside their time.
    I'm currently a private candidate, and they never asked anything about other education.
    You're probably cutting it close to apply for exams this year as they're in two months.
    They are also extremely costly.
    Call/email AQA and ask them where your nearest exam center is, and then call that center and ask to arrange a meeting.
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    I know that the deadline for applying for A Level exams has passed. I was looking into it yesterday... and found out I'd missed the deadline by one day! I now have to pay an extra £35 on top of the already £70 PER EXAM.

    I believe you can just sit the exams as a private candidate, many A Level students study 2 in college and do another in their spare time.
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    I'm planning on sitting the 2014 tests not this year ones, i was just making sure before I teach myself the entire syllabus. Thank you for your feedback and reassurance.
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    (Original post by Harunali123)
    Hello, I was just wondering if a student in full time education, can sit extra GCSE/'s as a private/external candidate at an AQA approved exam center my question is would this be allowed? Would I need any approval from my current school or do I just contact the exam center?

    P.S, the extra GCSE's are not resits and are different courses all in all, and they don't include any coursework (Eg, law)
    Yes, you can enter as a private candidate at another centre, there are no rules that forbid it. However, watch out for exam clashes - you can't be in 2 places at one time and it's unlikely your school and private centre will manage the problem for you.
 
 
 
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