How do I book my A-Level exams and practical assessments?

Because people study with us throughout the UK and internationally, all students are responsible for locating a convenient examination centre to take their A-Level examinations and any practical assessments. Although this does involve some research and organisation, it is well worth the freedom and flexibility, as students can choose when and where to take exams and practical assessments.

Guidance for booking your A-Level examinations and assessments:

1. Make a note of the awarding body and syllabus number of your A-Level, details of which will be included in your course pack or online course materials. If you are unsure of this information, please query it with your course tutor.

2. Visit the relevant awarding body's website (normally AQA, OCR or Edexcel) to obtain a list of approved examination centres for your chosen A-Level. Download any guidance for studying as a Private Candidate.

Links to the main A-Level awarding bodies' websites are below:

3. Explore the website to identify which approved examination centres would be most convenient for your exams, and contact your preferred examination centres to enquire about booking a place on your examinations as a private candidate. We do have a list of recommended centres which you may wish to consider sitting your exams at;

English Maths Science Tuition Centre Ltd
40 Showell Green Lane
Sparkhill                                                               Tel: 0121 771 1298                 
Birmingham                                                          Email:  
B11 4 JP                                                               Web:

3A Tutors Ltd

1A High Street

Staple Hill                                                            Tel: 0117 910 9931

Bristol                                                                  Email:

BS16 5HA                                                           Web:

London Brookes College

40/42 The Burroughs

Hendon                                                               Tel: 0208 202 2007                                                 

London                                                                Email:

NW4 4AP                                                            Web:

Rastrick Independent School

Ogden Lane

Rastrick                                                             Tel: 01484 400344

Brighouse                                                          Email: 

HD6 3HF                                                           Web:

Greene's Tutorial College

97A St Aldate's Street                                       Tel : 01865 248308

Oxford                                                                Email:

OX1 1BT                                                            Web:

Exel Tutors

167 (2nd floor)

Commercial Road                                            Tel: 0207 011 411

London                                                            Email:

E1 2DA                                                             Web:

Macclesfield Tutorial College

20 Cumberland Street

Macclesfield                                                  Tel:  01625 501 440

Cheshire                                                        Email:

SK10 1DD                                                      Web:


 Please note that Open Study College cannot be held responsible for any information provided by each examination centre or any contract entrered into between you and the centre.

4. Once you have made your bookings at an examination centre, note the exam dates and organise an effective study schedule to prepare for them.

Our best piece of advice to you is to be proactive and plan well ahead of examination dates, which are usually in May and June. Familiarise yourself with the A-level specification on the relevant awarding body's website and make sure you understand all assessments that are required. The earlier you can organise your examinations and any relevant assessments, the more prepared you will be for success.