A-Levels - Private Candidate/Resit HelpWatch
I have a question regarding the grades of private candidates who have been predicted a grade with a centre/school.
Will private candidates be distinguished from internal students? I've asked Ofqual this question and they said that the presence of private candidates will be known but AQA said that there is no difference between a private candidate a normal student candidate and I'm really worried about this because the centre I'm entered with is quite underperforming?
Also if we are distinguished will they consider the individual prior attainment of a private candidate and which evidence will they factor in? (I've sat this A-Level last year and I'm resitting it, my result last year was quite poor). Will they consider GCSEs or just last years grade as I'm concerned this also may hinder the result I receive this year?
As far as I'm aware, it depends on the exam board. They all are slightly different. Check on their website. If you can't find it, email them - they respond very quick.
I'm not sure if the operator at AQA was 100% certain though.