Where can I sit my exams?
You can usually sit your GCSE and International GCSE exams at your local exam centre which will most likely be schools or colleges that are already presenting their own students for the exam.
You can find your local exam centres using these search tools:
These tools won’t cover every centre, so we recommend getting in touch with local schools and colleges to check if they accept private candidates.
Not every centre will accept private candidates, however, if you have a special relationship with a school, such as it being your old school or your child’s school, they might accept you even if their policy is against private candidates.
You should be aware that most centres will charge an admin fee when you book the exam to cover their additional costs.
You’ll pay directly to the exam centre and the exact cost of this will vary depending on which centre you chose. These costs can vary drastically between centres and could be anywhere from £15 to £150 per subject so it might be worth your while comparing a few in your local area.
How much will it cost to sit my exams?
Your exam fees are also an additional cost that’s paid directly to the exam centre.
The exact cost of the exam is set by the exam centres themselves, so this can vary a lot in price, but you can expect to pay upwards of £100 per exam for GCSEs and International GCSEs.
We’d highly recommend that you contact multiple exam centres in your area about their pricing, so you can get the best deal.