Exam FAQs

You will need to complete our Booking form to sit exams with us. Click here to go to the application page: www.tutorsandexams.uk/apply
It is a regulatory requirement that we can identify candidates that sit their exams with us. Your photo will be used on your timetable to allow the centre staff to identify you. Your ID will be kept on file and will be required on the days you sit exams.
Please click on acceptable forms of ID to see what is accepted.
If you do not have photo ID, contact us and we will send you more information on how to proceed with your application.
The dates to avoid late fees, and other key dates, are listed within our fees list: Tutors & Exams – Deadlines
Every student has one 13-character code that’s unique to them. It’s used to collect results for each student across time and different exam boards, schools or colleges. All students need a UCI. If you have sat exams recently at another venue, they will have your UCI, or it will appear on your entry and results information from them. You will need your UCI if you are resitting a qualification. We can issue new UCI’s for new learners.
You must provide your full name. The name provided will show on the final certificate.
All the information requested is required to process your application. The information required is either a compulsory requirement by the exam board, or a legal requirement for payment.
Exam stationery containing all necessary equipment to sit your exam, including stationery, a geometry set and Casio Scientific Calculator in an exam approved transparent pencil case if required are available to purchase in advance or on the day of your exam. The cost of these items can be found Here on our Fees List and must be paid for prior to your exam commencing.
Centre visits provide candidates with the opportunity to meet centre staff and view exam rooms prior to their first exam. Your entering centre will schedule your visit and send details of the date and time. Centre visits normally take place 2 – 3 months prior to the exam series. Our centre locations page here provide photos of and information about each centre, as well as details of our locations, should you be unable to attend a centre visit.
Yes! Tutors & Exams provides learners, typically those outside of mainstream education, with access to assessment opportunities regardless of age or background at our UK Exam Centres.
Entry codes are available via your Distance Learning provider, Tutor, Teacher or via the exam board websites. To aid you, we have provided the links below that will take you directly to them:
AQA: https://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/entries/make-entries
OCR: https://www.ocr.org.uk/administration/entry-codes
Edexcel: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-for-you/exam-officers-administrators/entries-information-manual.html
WJEC: https://www.wjec.co.uk/home/administration/entries
Cambridge Assessment: https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/exam-administration/cambridge-exams-officers-guide/phase-2-entries/final-entries/
Please check these codes carefully as they may contain option codes (such as tiers or route) that we will require to complete your entry. We are not responsible for the information they have provided, and you must ensure that you have checked it and satisfied it is correct.
Please check with your chosen exam centre that they offer the subject and have a tutor available. When you receive confirmation, you can submit an Booking form via the Tutors & Exams website.
The tutor will use this form to authenticate the candidate’s A-level supporting information and prepare for the speaking test. The form is also submitted to the examiner with the recordings, and they will not mark the test without one, therefore it’s crucial to complete the form as instructed.
IGCSE exams are held twice a year, in May/June and October/November. A-Levels, on the other hand, are conducted once a year, specifically in June. It’s important to note that the exact exam dates can vary depending on the awarding body, so students should check with their specific examination board for the precise schedule.
Our UK Exam Centre Locations. Our Private Candidate Exam Centres in the UK
→ Belfast Exam Centre
→ Bolton Exam Centre
→ Coventry Exam Centre
→ Doncaster Exam Centre
→ High Wycombe Exam Centre
→ Romford Exam Centre
→ St Neots Exam Centre
→ Taunton Exam Centre
→ Wimbledon Exam Centre
→ GCSE Exam Centres
Science Labs (Exams are not undertaken at these labs – CPAC only)
→ Bolton School Science Lab
→ Harrow Science Lab
→ King Henry VIII Coventry
→ South Bank UTC Science Lab


Pearson (Edexcel)
For IGCSE exams, it’s recommended to book at least 6 months in advance, and for A-Level exams, it’s advisable to book at least 8 months ahead to avoid late fees.
You can complete the new science A-levels without doing any practical work, but this means your certificate won’t include the ‘Practical Endorsement.
Most universities will require this endorsement if you plan to pursue a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subject at the university.
Oxford College of Education has partnered with UK centers to offer preferential pricing for our students. Please contact us for more information.
All science A-Levels offer an optional practical lab-skills pathway, typically required by most universities for students pursuing STEM subjects.
You’ll usually take these practical assessments at the same exam center where you’ve registered for your written exams. However, please note that not all exam centers may offer this pathway, so it’s essential to check availability in your local area.
If you encounter difficulty finding a practical center in your area, feel free to reach out to us, as we have partnered with UK centers to provide this service.
You can find the exam code in the subject specification document and also in the ‘Exam Information’ section in the Student Login Portal. If you require further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Yes! One of the main benefits of studying with Oxford College of educationn is you can take your study material anywhere in the world and access it at any time.
IGCSE and A-Level exams can be arranged via the British Council in many overseas countries.
GCSE /IGCSE exam results are typically released 8-10 weeks after the exam date, and A-Level exam results follow the same timeline.
Yes, both GCSE and A-Level qualifications are widely recognized and respected internationally. They are considered standard qualifications in the United Kingdom and are accepted by many educational institutions and employers around the world. These qualifications are commonly used for university admissions and can open doors to various career opportunities.