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    Im based in London but willing to travel so distance is not a problem. I heard that there are centres who do sittings for £25 an exam although the cheapest I have found is £100. I plan on sitting Maths + Economics + accounting or Business studies...So 3 altogether.

    Any recommendations?
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    (Original post by Arjunchowdhury)
    Im based in London but willing to travel so distance is not a problem. I heard that there are centres who do sittings for £25 an exam although the cheapest I have found is £100. I plan on sitting Maths + Economics + accounting or Business studies...So 3 altogether.

    Any recommendations?
    Go on exam board websites, as they have lists of possible centres

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    Any exam centre (any secondary school or college) can accept private candidates if they want. If they accept them for one of AQA, Edexcel or OCR then they will almost certainly accept them for the others (though they may only accept them for the specifications their own students learn). The majority of centres won't host private candidates because it creates a lot of work and some private candidates can be an absolute pain in the neck and take up hours of time. Changes to what has to be offered to private candidates in the way of access arrangements may also mean that some centres who previously accepted private candidates now won't as they can't copy with the AA rules -this is particularly likely to apply to centres that did it cheaply out of goodwill.

    The exam board fee for an A level is £75-90 but the centre will add on charges for their administration, expertise and invigilation. Anything under £200 is probably a good deal.

    The exam board advice is here:

    http://qualifications.pearson.com/en...s.html/student

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/student-suppor...ool-or-college

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/ocr-for/learne...te-candidates/
 
 
 
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