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Exams Offered

Which exams can I register for as a private (external/independent) candidate? 

Campbell Harris is a registered examination centre with all examination boards (except CIE) and offers a full range of examination services for most GCSE, IGCSE (Edexcel or AQA) and GCE (AS/ A -Level) qualifications. You can register for exams with AQA, Edexcel, OCR, or WJEC boards. We offer facilities for private candidates to sit exams in the November (GCSE Maths/English re-sit over 16 years old and IGCSE) and May/June exam sessions. You can register with us to take an exam for the first time or for resits. In addition to GCSE/IGCSE/A Level exams, we offer AEA.


Current information re IGCSE sessions here

We are also now a centre for Oxford Admissions Tests and can offer CAT, ELAT, GAT, MAT, HAT, MLAT, PAT and Philosophy test.

Can I be entered for the coursework option, if I am a private candidate? 

We can sometimes accommodate private candidates wanting to submit coursework. There are strict rules, however, about the authentication/verification of coursework, so candidates usually need to be registered as an internal student and complete the coursework under our supervision.

Can private candidates take practical examinations/assessments at your exam centre? 

A-Level science candidates will have to complete at least 12 practical assessments.  The assessments do not contribute any marks to the final examination but a Pass will be endorsed on the certificate.  It is possible to sit the examinations without doing the assessments (but note that 15% of the marks in the written papers will be based on these practicals).  Moreover, the vast majority of university courses require students to have done (and passed) the practical endorsement. Please see here

Can private candidates take oral exams in Modern Languages at your exam centre?  

We offer oral exams at IGCSE level with the Edexcel/Pearson board in French, German and Spanish. We can usually offer these languages at GCSE level (with either the Edexcel or AQA boards), as well as Russian and Italian, but please enquire before booking ( We offer oral exams at AS/A level with Edexcel in French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.  We may be able to offer AS/A level oral exams with the AQA board but please enquire before booking (

Do you offer advice and support to external candidates?  

We offer one-to-one tuition in a range of subjects, as well as full time and part time studies. This is subject to tutor availability.

Distance learning organisations such as Open Oxford Learning (, The National Extension College (  and  Wolsey Hall ( offer a wide range of GCSE, IGCSE, and GCE (AS/A level) courses for home study. 

Private candidates need to ensure that they fully understand the specification requirements and format of the examinations. Details can be found on the boards’ websites.

“I am writing to say how pleased I am with the way things are run at the exam hall. Everything is effortlessly seamless and very well organised. This makes the exam itself less daunting. I am a strong believer of giving credit where credit is due. A big thank you to your silent heroes, the dedicated staff (who always remember faces), for their efficiency, professionalism and excellent service. Thank you ever so much!”


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