Information for Private Candidates
APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2017 ARE NOW CLOSED.
APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2018 WILL OPEN IN SEPT 2017
APPLICATIONS FOR AAT EXAMS ARE OPEN ALL YEAR
We do not accept private candidates for November exams.
We accept Private Candidates for most written exams offered by these exam boards:AQA AS, A2, New spec AS/A Levels and GCSE
Edexcel AS, A2, New spec AS/A Levels and GCSE, IGCSE
WJEC AS, A2, New spec AS/A Levels and GCSE
OCR AS, A2, New spec AS/A Levels and GCSE AAT - please check which assessments are available
We no longer accept Private Candidates for CIE exams
COURSEWORK - Unfortunately, at this time, Alton College is unable to accept Private Candidates for any coursework or controlled assessment units. We may be able to accept candidates for the speaking (oral) unit of the following MFL subjects; French, Spanish and German at AS and A2 level only. Again, please contact the Exams Officer to discuss.
NEW SPEC GCSEs - If you are sitting your GCSEs for the first time we can only accept you on Linear specifications that do not have a coursework or controlled assessment component. If you are re-sitting your GCSEs most coursework/controlled assessment marks can be carried forward.
NEW SPEC AS/A-LEVELS SCIENCE & MFL SUBJECTS - We can accept students to sit these exams providing they are happy to not receive a grade for the Practical or Spoken Endorsement. We can not administer the practical element and it not transferable for first time sitting of the exams. Re-sits are available and we can carry forward your practical/spoken endorsement mark from your first sitting.
AAT Assessments - Please contact our AAT co-ordinator to see what assessments are availabel and upcoming assessment dates.
AC Concession prices are for students currently enrolled on a full time course at Alton College who wish to take exam in subjects outside their study programme.
GCSE/IGCSE (Total Cost - all papers)
Per Unit/Exam for AS/A2 modular/unitised specification (Outgoing specifiations)
£82.00 (62.00 AC Concession)
New specification Linear AS (Total Cost - all papers)
£164.00 (124.00 AC Concession)
New Specification Linear A2 (Total Cost - all papers)
£250.00 (185.00 AC Concession)
£65.00 (Introductory price)
Prices include the exam entry fees, all adminstration costs, invigilation fees (except where special access arrangements are required) and the sending of your certificate/s by recorded delivery.
Please follow the instructions on the next page to make an application.
ENTRIES FOR SUMMER 2018 WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER
The College is required to check the identity of all candidates sitting exams. To do this we will require all private candidates to visit the College before their exam date/s to meet with the Exams Officers and provide proof of ID and address. This will be at a mutually agreed date.
For students who are located abroad or a long distance from our Centre please contact the Exams Officer for further information.
HOW TO APPLY
Check which papers you want to sit. (or for AAT students which are available) Full specifications for all qualifications are available on the websites of the exam boards:
- Download, print and complete the application form below The College must have the original signed copy before entries can be made.
- UK QUALIFICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY UNDERGOING REFORM AND IT IS THEREFORE VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR A NEW LINEAR QUALIFICATION (FOR WHICH THERE IS ONE OVERALL CHARGE) OR YOU WISH TO SIT INDIVIDUAL UNITS FROM OLD SPECIFICATION MODULAR/UNITISED QUALIFICATIONS WHICH ARE CHARGED INDIVIDUALLY.
- You will need to provide us with the entry codes for each paper you want to sit together with the overall certifcation/aggregate code for the AS or A2 qualification OR just the overall entry code for new spec GCSE/AS/A2 exams. Alton College will not be able to advise you on this matter and you should refer to you teacher/tutor or seek guidance from the examination boards. If you are re-sitting a subject you may find the relevant codes on your original results slip or certificates.
- Once you have the codes you will need to purchase your entries on the Alton College online store.
(www.altoncollege.ac.uk) – then select Online Store
The entry form is in Entry fees and Exams/Private Candidates or follow this link
- If you have not purchased from our store before you will either need to set up an account before you start or you will be asked to set up an account at the checkout stage.
- You will need to add a private candidate entry to your basket/trolley for each paper you wish to sit from the older specification AS/A2s or select the all inclusive product for new specification GCSE, AS and A Levels. For each purchase you will be asked to enter your entry code. If you do purchase indiviudal units you must also note the certification/aggregate code on your application form.
- You can pay using UK debit and Credit Cards (and the majority of those from overseas banks) or by Paypal. Alternatively you can pay in person at the Student Hub in College using cash or cheque (with a bank card). We cannot take payment over the telephone at this time.
- You will receive a purchase confirmation email from the online store. This is your receipt and should be kept safely. Please make a note of your order number. This will start ACOLS******.
- Complete the Application Form. This form must be completed by the candidate, signed and returned by post to the address given. Remember to add your order number from the online store to confirm your payment.
- To complete this form you will need to provide
your name – This must be the name you are officially known by and not your preferred name.
date of birth
e.mail and telephone numbers
UCI number (unique candidate identifier) – this should be available from any centre where you have previously taken an assessment or been enrolled. If you have never been issued a UCI, the college may be able to generate one for you. If you are entering AAT exams please enter your AAT registration number
ULN number (unique learner number) Again, this should be available from any previous centre you have attended.
- We will require candidates to visit College once before your exam/s to confirm your identity.
- All communication regarding your exams will be by email from the Exams Officer. It is your responsibility to provide a valid email address and to check that email from the College are not directed to your spam folder.
CURRENT ALTON COLLEGE STUDENTS
If you are currently enrolled on a full time course of study at Alton College but wish to take additional exams for which you are studying privately (ie they are not included in your current study programme) you can do so by entering as a private candidate. You will need to purchase your entries via the online store (remember to select AC Concession) and complete the application form as per the instructions above. Timetable details and Results for exams sat as a private candidate will appear on your College Insight page as normal.
Access arrangements such as extra time, separate invigilation, readers and scribes, use of a word processor can be provided by the College but ONLY in accordance with the regulations set out by JCQ. Evidence as required by JCQ, must be provided by the candidate. No assessments can be carried out by the College for Private Candidates.
Arrangements are available to students who:
- match the definition of disability as outlined under section 6 of the Equality Act 2010. “physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on someone’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities.
- have special educational needs as defined in the Education Act 1996 and which calls for special educational provision to be made for him/her.
- have a temporary injury at the time of assessment
Candidates requiring access arrangement will need to provide evidence in the form of an appropriate medical or psychiatric report
a report outlining the outcomes of relevant assessment of learning ability (in the form of a JCQ Form 8) which must be completed by suitably qualified individual approved by the College.
Results for summer exams are published in August. The College will e.mail you a statement of results on the day of publication.
Certificates are issued in November each year and will be sent by recorded delivery. Other exams results will be notified to you as they become available.
Post results services.
Post results services for Private Candidates (such as clerical checks, remarks of exam papers and copies of your exam scripts) are available directly from the individual exam boards immediately after results are published.
The College is not able to process Post Results Services for Private Candidates. Each exam board post information for private candidates on their website.
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