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I'm doing 3 A-Levels at my college; I started OCR's Computer Science course at another; however, my new college does CS under a different exam board.

I've no problems content-wise, it's sitting the exam / having the course-work marked etc.

I've looked up some centers in London, the lowest quote I've seen so far is £200 to sit the A-level exam, and have the course-work moderated (ExcelTutors).
Is this really the best price?

I reallyyyyy need to sort this out ASAP, as I need to declare a center on my UCAS application; because I'm not taking Computer Science at my current college.
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(Original post by Tobiq)
I'm doing 3 A-Levels at my college; I started OCR's Computer Science course at another; however, my new college does CS under a different exam board.

I've no problems content-wise, it's sitting the exam / having the course-work marked etc.

I've looked up some centers in London, the lowest quote I've seen so far is £200 to sit the A-level exam, and have the course-work moderated (ExcelTutors).
Is this really the best price?

I reallyyyyy need to sort this out ASAP, as I need to declare a center on my UCAS application; because I'm not taking Computer Science at my current college.
No this is not the best price. I had found a place. Inbox me your email and I will send you their details. However it'll be up to you to ask if they allow student to sit a computer science exam with multiple boards.
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(Original post by Tobiq)
I'm doing 3 A-Levels at my college; I started OCR's Computer Science course at another; however, my new college does CS under a different exam board.

I've no problems content-wise, it's sitting the exam / having the course-work marked etc.

I've looked up some centers in London, the lowest quote I've seen so far is £200 to sit the A-level exam, and have the course-work moderated (ExcelTutors).
Is this really the best price?

I reallyyyyy need to sort this out ASAP, as I need to declare a center on my UCAS application; because I'm not taking Computer Science at my current college.
Around £50 for an exam seems common, you may find cheaper exam prices by shopping around. It's hard to find anywhere that will deal with coursework and that seems like an ok price to also get coursework marked.

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I can't find anywhere elsseeee
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I'm not sure why you don't just stick with the board at your new college, it would be much the cheapest and easiest option but if you are trying to find somewhere for the whole A level including having the non-examined assessment marked then £200 seems a pretty reasonable price - barely any centres accept private candidates for any form of coursework so you're lucky to find anywhere.
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Because the board is different... I'd need to start the whole thing from scratch.

And, it turns out the the center that stated £200 didn't do course-work.
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Because the board is different... I'd need to start the whole thing from scratch.
And, it turns out the the center that stated £200 didn't do course-work.
Both specifications have to comply with Ofqual's requirements and so there isn't a massive difference in content, you'd 'just' have to learn a few different things and the different way they set their questions - probably less trouble than trying to find somewhere for the NEA. Centres will be quite reasonably unwilling to sign to say they know it is your work and so will not accept your work even if they teach that spec. (I'm fairly sure that AQA Computer Science is not open to private candidates for this very reason).
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Before joining the college I'd already inquired about joining the CS Course...
They said the content / work done was not the same, the languages they learnt were also different - who df use VB?
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Do you think it's worth trying to push to join the course?
It's January next week I think it's too late. And, having to learn Visual Basic.. omg.
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Do you think it's worth trying to push to join the course?
It's January next week I think it's too late. And, having to learn Visual Basic.. omg.
It would be hard work to swap at this stage (particularly if you haven't even started the project yet) and ultimately down to your current college. If they are doing AQA then there is a choice of 5 languages you can do the qualification in - can't remember but I think they include C++, Python and Java as well as Vb.net - but you'd still have to use a language they were comfortable marking so that might not help.
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It would be hard work to swap at this stage (particularly if you haven't even started the project yet) and ultimately down to your current college. If they are doing AQA then there is a choice of 5 languages you can do the qualification in - can't remember but I think they include C++, Python and Java as well as Vb.net - but you'd still have to use a language they were comfortable marking so that might not help.
I think I could - I'm a very proficient programmer, and know C++, python, C#, JS etc. just not VB.

And the school has exclusively taught VB, which is why I think they said I couldn't transition.

If the content's similar, I reckon I could whip-up something in Python.
Because I've worked as a Developer, I wouldn't take more than a week to complete the code.
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