Exams centre for home educated children, young people & private candidates


We have been asked to share the following information with our forum users.

Our exams centre has been running successfully for two academic years in South London. More than 70% of the young people entered for various exams achieving A* - C grades in A Level, GCSE and IGCSE subjects this year.

We do not offer tuition; but if home schooled pupils live proximity within the Mitcham, Surrey area; I can recommend two professional tutors who have offered support and assistance to our private candidates in preparation for their exams (tuition fees for £15.00 per hour).

Please find the attached letter regarding our exams centre facility. Please do not hesitate to inform parents who home educate their children by using your forum or adding our website link to 'Home Education Forums’.

If you require further assistance; please contact me on 020 8256 5858.

Kindest regards

Anita Clarke
Exams Manager
Express Invigilators and Exams Specialists


I have been in touch with Merchiston School in edinburgh and they were very helpful. They have info on themselves as an exam centre on their website. We are doing 2 gcse's with them and 2 A levels
London Brookes 6th form college in Hendon are excellent and they have parking.

They're not cheap, about £130 per GCSE/iGCSE, but they offer any subject and any board. I think you can even do exams which require practicals and orals.

We used them for my daughters IGCSE, and it was run extremely professionally and smoothly. My DD said it was very quiet, that everybody was very respectful, and it felt just like when she was doing past papers at home.


Just a personal comment but I'd be very wary of a place that called home education home schooling.



Exam entry for independent candidates

This info may be useful for young people planning on taking exams as independent candidates.

Please find attached a leaflet which summarizes some of our examination entry services. These services are available to school, college and home-based students of all ages and needs within the UK and overseas.

We provide examination entry for very many home-educated and home-schooled students within the UK: Students simply enter and attend for the examination/s of their choice at our National Examination Centre in Bristol on the relevant dates (candidates do not need to study with us). We also work with a number of schools in the provision of examinations for some of their students (e.g. provision of examinations for students with long-term illness etc).

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on any of our examination or tuition based services. More information is also available at www.3at.org.uk.

Please forward or circulate this email to any interested parties.

Best wishes,

Vicki Hinton
Exams Department
3A Tutors
Tel: 0117 9019931
Email: enquiries@3at.org.uk


A levels online

More online A level opportunities with Pembrokeshire College.

Just listed in our directory here.


pembrokeshire college

I have been asked to update info from Pembrokeshire College:

I work for Pembrokeshire College and have recently attended a home education conference. It brought to my attention the difficulties faced in obtaining qualifications if not attending school. Hence I would like to bring to your attention our Online A Levels we offer. More information can be found via our website at http://online.pembrokeshire.ac.uk

It enables learners to enrol online at any age with no formal entry requirements, just recommendations that they have acheived GCSE or equivalent in their chosen subject. We accept private candidates for exams here at Pembrokeshire College and offer the science practical workshops as part of the online a level.
Please contact me if you require any further information or could advise on how best to reach people we think this service could benefit.

Kind Regards,

Our email address is online@pembrokeshire.ac.uk and details are as follows;

Learn Online offers a learning environment with tutor support. Course material is provided and a variety of subjects are available. Learners can work at their own pace and enrol at any time, at any age with no formal entry requirements. Pembrokeshire College accepts private candidates for all exams and also offers science practical workshops as part of the online a level.