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EXAM centres explained

Our Step-By-Step Guide to enrolling for exams

1. Locate the nearest exam centre that offers the International GCSE or AS/A Levels, with practical/oral exams if needed.

You can also try contacting local schools or colleges to find out if they are registered with Pearson-Edexcel (Year 11/13) or Cambridge International (Year 12) and allow private candidates to enrol.

2. Contact your chosen exam centre and check that they offer the subject at the level you require. (You’ll find contact details through step 1).

Different centres may have different prices, timetables and rules about exams. But any centre will offer advice on special needs or arrangements – including extra time, a reader, rest breaks or a separate room – though they may ask for a GP letter or other supporting document. If you do want to make any special arrangements, it’s best that you start as early as possible.

3. When you’re ready to register, there are a few key details you’ll need to have ready:

  • Your child’s full name, address, postcode and date of birth

  • A telephone number

  • Details of the subjects for which you want to register your child for (see codes below)

  • A Unique Candidate Identifier (UCI) number (if your child has previously taken exams)

  • Your bank details

The centre will then give you all the information you need to make sure that you and your child are comfortable with exam arrangements, along with details on how and when you’ll get their results.



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