We work with many students who are learning GCSE and A level courses independently and sitting their exams as private candidates. It can be hard to find the right exam centre to sit exams and gain qualifications as a private candidate. At Tutor In, we are always looking for solutions for our students and we’ve recently partnered with Tutors and Exams to help private candidates sit the exams they have been studying hard for.

Exams for private candidates

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of exams in the UK. Teacher assessed grades will be used in 2021 for GCSE and A level qualifications. We are waiting for confirmation from Ofqual of exactly how this process will work. This has made things particularly stressful for private candidates. Tutors and Exams are working hard to ensure that their private candidates are considered fairly for assessed grades and they provide a great option for private candidates working with our tutors. Our students will also benefit from the partner rate when registering with Tutors and Exams.

You can find out more about Tutors and Exams in the information they’ve provided below. You can also contact us directly to discuss tuition and qualification options for private exam candidates.

Information from Tutors and Exams for private candidates

Tutors and Exams

Tutors and Exams provides examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home educated candidates. The company was established six years ago by husband and wife, Jenny & Chris Spraggett, both of whom have a wealth of experience working in the examination/education sector. In those intervening six years Tutors and Exams has evolved into a much valued and respected examination venue. 
Tutors and Exams currently have four examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Wimbledon and Doncaster. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and we are now opening our fifth centre, located in St.Neots Cambridgeshire in readiness for Summer 2021 exam series. 

In addition to our examination centres we also have a dedicated Science laboratory based in Birmingham with the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals all year round (consecutive four day course for each subject, or intensive two day course over weekend).  We also have access to another Science laboratory located in a London school available to offer Science practicals outside of term time. 

In 2019/20 Tutors and Exams delivered examination assessment to over 2,400 learners. We cater for 95% of all GCSE/GCE and IGCSE subjects alongside Functional Skills and have a dedicated SEN specialist who can assist in organising access arrangements if required. 

We work in partnership with many large, respected distance learning providers, and we very much value the relationship we have with them to deliver high quality assessment to their candidates. We also accommodate private training organisations delivering qualifications to sizeable cohorts geographically spread throughout the UK. 
We provide examination facilities for a growing number of universities to facilitate their distance learning programmes.  The University of London, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Napier University, Loughborough University and Edinburgh Business School are already valued clients. Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing is also available too. 


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