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Welcome to the Bradford College Private Examination Centre

Here you will find out everything you need to know about sitting your exams at Bradford College as a Private Candidate - from making your application through to sitting your exams.

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Private Exam Centre is now CLOSED for this academic year. We can only accept GCSE Equivalency Testing exam enquiries for the rest of this academic year. Information on what we can offer next academic year (2018-19) should be available from mid-August.*

What does our private examination centre provide?

We are an approved centre for the AQA, Edexcel, OCR, and WJEC examination boards. We accommodate most of the standard subjects, and also work in partnership with CloudLearn to offer online learners the opportunity to take their exams here.

Bradford College can now offer GCSE Equivalency Testing in English, Maths and Science throughout the academic year with Equivalency Testing.

Which subjects can I study?

Please search our subjects to confirm exactly which courses/units Bradford College can offer you:

In addition to catering for our own part-time and full-time candidates we accept private candidates who wish to enter for some GCSE/IGCSE, GCE AS and GCE A2 examinations.

Please note we accept candidates for exams only. Coursework/controlled assessment/practical assessments are carried forward only (known as cashing-in).

If you did coursework/controlled assessments last academic year and if it was with same awarding body that Bradford College use, you can ‘Carry Forward’ your results. Please indicate this on your Entry form, confirming the coursework unit code.

Important notices

Any advice given by staff of Bradford College by any means is given without prejudice. It is the responsibility of the candidate and/or their parents or Guardians to ensure entries are correct and that correct procedures are followed for the completion of the course and its examinations.

Re-sits for GCSE Maths and GCSE English

If you are a Bradford College student and you would like to re-sit your GCSE Maths or English exam, please contact your college tutor or Head of Department for details.

To enable you to re-sit your GCSE English exam, please ensure you have completed your speaking and listening component in English.

Re-sits for GCSE Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Additional Science)

If you are a Bradford College student and you would like to re-sit your GCSE Science exams, please contact your college tutor or Head of Department for details.

January 2018 re-sits for the GCSE Sciences will be under the old specification only for all external candidates. Your coursework must be carried forward to achieve the full grade. If you would like more information, please contact us using the details below.

Contact us

If you can't find the information you're looking for on our website about private exams, email [email protected]. Our FE Registry team will be happy to help you.