Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hello.

    I want to do my Maths and English GCSEs next summer. I have missed the deadline to do it for free at my local college. Could I just pay an exam centre to let me sit the exams or would I have to pay to do it through something like distant learning?

    The price would be £570 and I would rather not have to pay that if I could help it.

    Thanks.
    • TSR Support Team
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Clearing and Applications Advisor
    You can just pay an exam centre, yes - you don't need to go through distance learning companies to do it yourself. Your local college might agree to take you as a private candidate with you paying the exam costs.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    the exam costs are about £35 but could be higher if you go private. Theres enough on the internet that you dont really need to get the extra courses. Best to try and do it this year as its the last chance for the old system once it becomes 1-9 grades it will be a lot harder.
    • Political Ambassador
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Political Ambassador
    Welcome Squad
    (Original post by hrryhll)
    Hello.

    I want to do my Maths and English GCSEs next summer. I have missed the deadline to do it for free at my local college. Could I just pay an exam centre to let me sit the exams or would I have to pay to do it through something like distant learning?

    The price would be £570 and I would rather not have to pay that if I could help it.

    Thanks.
    You can go to an exam centre and check their prices to sit your exams then you can either learn the content yourself or you can pay more but get help from distance learning companies.
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    I've recently done my iGCSE maths and English from home. It's not that difficult. I did my exams through a private centre in London for about £300 for both. You can get it cheaper through a college but they often won't book you very far in advance as they will normally wait and see how many spaces they have left as their own students come first. I also did a distance learning course at a cost of around £600. Quite frankly I wish I didn't bother with this. There are complete guides for everything maths related on YouTube which explain things a lot clearer. English is a little different as it's not really a factual subject and the only way to learn is to practice.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
The home of Results and Clearing

2,715

people online now

1,567,000

students helped last year

University open days

  1. Sheffield Hallam University
    City Campus Undergraduate
    Tue, 21 Aug '18
  2. Bournemouth University
    Clearing Open Day Undergraduate
    Wed, 22 Aug '18
  3. University of Buckingham
    Postgraduate Open Evening Postgraduate
    Thu, 23 Aug '18
Poll
A-level students - how do you feel about your results?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.