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    I'm currently teaching in Europe but considering returning to the UK in the future, for which I'll probably need a PGCE and therefore a C in Maths (I currently only have a D). Thus I'm looking into re-taking the exam & just wondered if anyone has done this before & what the logistics of it are (particularly from abroad). I don't need a teacher or evening class (my boyfriend is a scientist so he's going to help me with the revision) but I do not an exam centre in order to sit the papers.

    From what I could work out online, you have to convince a UK school to take you on as an external candidate. Is this generally fairly straightforward or have you found it hard to convince a school to allow you to sit the paper with them? Are there any other routes for adult candidates?

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    (Original post by *Supernova*)
    I'm currently teaching in Europe but considering returning to the UK in the future, for which I'll probably need a PGCE and therefore a C in Maths (I currently only have a D). Thus I'm looking into re-taking the exam & just wondered if anyone has done this before & what the logistics of it are (particularly from abroad). I don't need a teacher or evening class (my boyfriend is a scientist so he's going to help me with the revision) but I do not an exam centre in order to sit the papers.

    From what I could work out online, you have to convince a UK school to take you on as an external candidate. Is this generally fairly straightforward or have you found it hard to convince a school to allow you to sit the paper with them? Are there any other routes for adult candidates?

    Thanks!
    The following centres may accept private candidates for AQA GCSE Maths. The last opportunity to sit the GCSE you are familiar with is this summer. After that, you will need to study for the more difficult reformed 9-1 qualification.

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/student-suppor...ool-or-college
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    The following centres may accept private candidates for AQA GCSE Maths. The last opportunity to sit the GCSE you are familiar with is this summer. After that, you will need to study for the more difficult reformed 9-1 qualification.

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/student-suppor...ool-or-college
    Oh my gosh thank you, I didn't realise the curriculum was changing. Last chance saloon! Do AQA GCSEs still include compulsory coursework?
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    (Original post by *Supernova*)
    Oh my gosh thank you, I didn't realise the curriculum was changing. Last chance saloon! Do AQA GCSEs still include compulsory coursework?
    Coursework was abolished some years ago. The specification that is about to end is already a bit different from the one you studied previously.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    Coursework was abolished some years ago. The specification that is about to end is already a bit different from the one you studied previously.
    OK great, thank you for the info. I feel old, ha!
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    (Original post by *Supernova*)
    OK great, thank you for the info. I feel old, ha!
    You're not old. I predate the invention of the GCSE!
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    You're not old. I predate the invention of the GCSE!
 
 
 
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