How to sit GCSE's as an adult, onine?

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I left school without my GCSE's and would like to know how to obtain them online, or if there's a course to follow, basically the process involved for obtaining 5 GCSE's and how long it would take, and possibly cost. Thank you!
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Do you know which GCSEs you want to take?
Is there a reason behind wanting 5 GCSEs - what's your longer term plan?
Have you looked into whether you could do Maths and/or English for free at your local college? (If yoiu haven't got them then you should be able to attend classes for free)
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Do you know which GCSEs you want to take?
Is there a reason behind wanting 5 GCSEs - what's your longer term plan?
Have you looked into whether you could do Maths and/or English for free at your local college? (If yoiu haven't got them then you should be able to attend classes for free)
Yes, Maths, English and any others really. They're required for jobs I'm interested in, as well as 2 A levels - I am unsure if a higher education course counts for two of those, or would the job which required 2 A levels also require a higher education course? I am rather confused.
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You can [ay for a distance learning course or just teach yourself. either way you will have to find an exam centre (=any secondary school or college, plus some private places that specialise in this) willing to accept you as a private candidate. You pay them and they organise everything to do with the exams. In a normal year most subjects are only available in May./June (main entry deadline at the exam board is 21 February) but English Language and Maths are also available in November (entry deadline beginning of October) for over 16s.

It's simplest to pick subjects with no requirement for non-examination assessment (coursework) or to have undertaken practicals or fieldwork. These include: Religious Studies, Psychology, Business Studies, History, Statistics, Sociology, Law, English Literature.... For modern languages you'd have to find a centre that could conduct the speaking assessment. You can get round the requirement for the exam centre to say you've undertaken some practicals for GCSEs in Sciences if you pick IGCSE Sciences instead.
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You can [ay for a distance learning course or just teach yourself. either way you will have to find an exam centre (=any secondary school or college, plus some private places that specialise in this) willing to accept you as a private candidate. You pay them and they organise everything to do with the exams. In a normal year most subjects are only available in May./June (main entry deadline at the exam board is 21 February) but English Language and Maths are also available in November (entry deadline beginning of October) for over 16s.

It's simplest to pick subjects with no requirement for non-examination assessment (coursework) or to have undertaken practicals or fieldwork. These include: Religious Studies, Psychology, Business Studies, History, Statistics, Sociology, Law, English Literature.... For modern languages you'd have to find a centre that could conduct the speaking assessment. You can get round the requirement for the exam centre to say you've undertaken some practicals for GCSEs in Sciences if you pick IGCSE Sciences instead.
Ah I see, any idea of the costs involved?
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Are you looking to sit these exams as a private candidate. Are you planning on self teaching yourself these subjects. Or are you planning on going to an online distance learner to help you teach you these subjects?
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Ah I see, any idea of the costs involved?
Very variable. The exam board charges around £40 for a GCSE exam entry but the exam entre will add on a charge for their admin, invigilation, seat in the exam hall etc. £100 or less per GCSE (including the exam board fee) is a bargain, you can easily pay £250 so be prepared to shop around - schools and colleges are likely to be cheaper than private exam centres that do this for profit but ones that take private candidates are fairly few and far between.
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