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    Hello all.
    I am new to TSR but could really do with your help. Apologies if this post is a little long winded.
    I am considering self teaching three alevls over the next two years, as well as continuing my job.(I’m 19)
    I wish to study AQA Law and AQA Business and EDEXCEL Exonomics but am concerned about the exams.
    The new specifications mean that I would be taking a total of 10 exams in the summer of 2020. As a private candidate I have needed to source exam centres for this. I live in a rural part of England and so need to go to two separate colleges to take these exams.
    My concern is that if the exams clash, or are on the same day and are not at the same college I imagine I would I have to opt to fail one my courses. This is not something that I wish to do.
    Does anyone know what you would do in this case? Or can anyone recommend where to find the information? Would anyone recommend just taking the economics exam a year later?
    Thanks 😀
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    Would they be able to make provisions for both exams to be written at one location?
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    (Original post by Grizzelex)
    Would they be able to make provisions for both exams to be written at one location?
    I did consider this, but both locations are very prestigious private schools. They weren’t all that happy to find out that I’d be doing exams at both given that they are rival competitors (both being all girls grammar schools). And both abruptly said no. Unfortunately given where I live there’s no where else that I could sit them
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    (Original post by Bert48’)
    I did consider this, but both locations are very prestigious private schools. They weren’t all that happy to find out that I’d be doing exams at both given that they are rival competitors (both being all girls grammar schools). And both abruptly said no. Unfortunately given where I live there’s no where else that I could sit them
    If your two chosen centres won't accommodate any clash and you have no other centres a bit further away that you could use then there nothing you can do about it except take a subject in a different exam session or rethink your subject choices.
    You could look at the timetable for exams this year and see if it has been an issue, although it's not guaranteed if it was ok this year then there is a good chance it will be ok next year.
    The draft timetables for summer 2019 will be published well in advance so you will know for sure.
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    They are not competitors in this, apart from getting your money as your results have no effect on them. They won't care if you fail the lot but they will care if you mess them around and private candidates who enter at more than one centre cause problems, partly because of the issues round clashes. Have you actually asked either of them if they'll accept you for all the exams? It is by far the simplest solution to a potential clash. It is possible to transfer individual exams after entry but it is far more trouble than just entering you for the exam in the first place.

    On the other hand, I doubt your subjects will clash - try checking this year's timetable. The same subjects tend to clash every year (Chemistry & RS, Geography & Electronics) so you may be stressing about nothing.
 
 
 
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