Private Candidates are welcomed by the Academy and are asked to read this section of the website fully before completing the Private Candidate Booking Form. Please click here for the private candidate booking form.
Please note that we are only able to accept entries for examinations during the Summer examination period.. We are also only able to accept Private Candidates for qualifications not requiring coursework, practical or speaking elements. If we do not have any of our own students sitting an examination at the same time as a private candidate, the candidate will be liable to cover the cost of hiring an invigilator at a rate of £15 per hour.
|£150 per qualification – deadline 14th January
£75 per qualification – deadline 14th January
|GCSE*||£75 per qualification – deadline 14th January|
*certain qualifications – such s GCSE Combined Science – may be charged more.
You must ensure that all information on the booking form is complete and correct, as it will represent your instructions to us for your examination entries. Please also ensure you enter all cash-in codes for GCEs, and appropriate tiers (Foundation or Higher) as required for GCSEs to enable us to make your entries.
It is essential that UCI and ULN numbers are provided by candidates, as examination boards will no longer accept entries for candidates without these. If you are unsure of your UCI and ULN numbers please contact your previous school’s Exams Officer.
To satisfy JCQ regulations it is important that we meet you before you sit examinations at the Academy. At this appointment we will require your completed form, a form of photographic ID for the candidate and your payment. This appointment is also an opportunity for you to see the venue where you will sit your examinations and to ask any questions you may have.
To book an appointment with a member of the Academy’s Examinations Team please contact us.
If you have received access arrangements for examinations in the past, and wish to continue with these whilst sitting examinations at the Academy, we will require you to contact your previous school’s Exams Officer to arrange for the relevant evidence to be sent to the Academy’s Examinations Office. Only on receipt of this information will we be able to process an application for the relevant access arrangement.
Please note that we are only able to accommodate private candidates requiring extra time. We do not have the capacity to accommodate private candidates requiring small rooms, readers or scribes.
Morning examinations start at 8.40 and afternoon examinations start at 13.45 prompt. Candidates must arrive at the Academy at least 15 minutes prior to the examination start time and report to reception.
Private Candidates are welcome to collect their results from the Academy on the same day as our own candidates. Should you want to have your results posted to you we can do this if you provide a stamped addressed envelope.
If you have any queries or would like to discuss things please contact the Academy’s Examinations Office.
Teachers’ subject knowledge is a major strength of the provision and enables teachers to deepen students’ understanding through highly insightful and effective questioning.Ofsted (2018)
Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour, and pupils respond well as a result. They are proud of their school and the work that they do.Ofsted (2018)
Provision in the sixth form is outstanding…students have study programmes very well suited to their needs, resulting in excellent progress.Ofsted (2018)
Pupils’ behaviour is good. Strong relationships with staff help pupils to feel secure and promote their personal development well.Ofsted (2018)
The curriculum enables pupils to pursue their interests and prepares them well for their next steps.Ofsted (2018)
There is a very effective safeguarding culture in the school. The college system provides good pastoral care and helps to build effective links with parents and carers.Ofsted (2018)
Senior leaders and governors are ambitious for the school and its pupilsOfsted (2018)