You must understand the process of sitting exams as a private candidate. Ashton Sixth Form College only accept applications for written examinations in subjects studied at the college with the same examination board.   i.e. No coursework units, ICT Practical exams or science practical/coursework units. It is your responsibility to obtain and carefully read the specification for your subject, as not all subjects are available to private candidates. Specifications can be acquired from the awarding body.  A specification will provide you with information relevant to the qualification you are studying.  You can find out more by visiting the awarding body website.

Private Candidate applications will be accepted twice per year, November GCSE examination series and May/June examination series.  

Applications will be accepted for the following subjects:

November Examinations

Subject Awarding Body Specification & Level Linear / Legacy Specification
English Language* Pearson (Edexcel) 1EN0 (GCSE) New Linear 9-1 GCSE Qualification. (Must have previously completed course and be carrying forward Speaking and Listening grade)
English Language* OCR J351 New Linear 9-1 GCSE Qualification. (Must have previously completed course and be carrying forward Speaking and Listening grade)
Mathematics AQA 8300F (Foundation) / 8300H (Higher) New Linear 9-1 GCSE Qualification.
Mathematics Pearson  1MA1F(Foundation) / 1MA1H (Higher) New Linear 9-1 GCSE Qualification.
Mathematics OCR J560F (Foundation) / J560H (Higher) New Linear 9-1 GCSE Qualification.

 

Summer Examinations

 

Subject Awarding Body Specification & Level Linear/Legacy Specification
Accounting AQA

1121(AS) 

2121 (A-Level)

Legacy - last opportunity to take AS
Business Studies

Edexcel

AQA

AQA

9BS0 (A-level)

7131

7132 (A-level)

Linear

Linear

Linear

Economics Edexcel

 

9ECO (A-Level)

 

Linear

English Language* Edexcel 1EN0 (GCSE) New 9-1 Qualification.  Must have completed course in 2017 and must use (carry forward) the Speaking and Listening grade.
English Language*

Eduqas (WJEC)

 

AQA

A700QS (A level)

 

7702 (A-level)

 

Linear - must use (carry forward) the mark awarded for Component 4 - coursework.

Linear - must use (carry forward) the mark awarded for Component 4 - coursework.

 

English Language & Literature* Edexcel

9EL0 (A level)

 

 

Linear - must use (carry forward) the mark awarded for Component 4 (coursework)

 

English Literature*

Edexcel

 

 

AQA

9ET0 (A level)

 

 

7712 (A level)

 

Linear - must use (carry forward) the mark awarded for Component 4 (coursework)

 

Linear - must use (carry forward) the mark awarded for Component 4 (coursework)

Geography AQA

1031 (AS)

2031 (A-level)

Legacy - last opportunity to take AS
Government & Politics Edexcel

8GP01 (AS)

9GP01 (A-level)

Legacy
History* Edexcel

9HI0 (A-level)

Linear - must use (carry forward) the mark awarded for Component 4 (coursework)
Law AQA

1161 (AS)

2161 (A-level)

Legacy
Mathematics Edexcel

1MA1F / 1MA1H (GCSE)

Linear. New 9-1 Grading.
Mathematics OCR J560F/J560H (GCSE) Linear. New 9-1 Grading.
Mathematics

AQA

 

 

Edexcel

 

 

5361 (AS)

6361 (A-level)

 

 

8371 (AS)

8373 (AS PURE)

9371 (A-level)

Legacy - last opportunity to take AS

 

 

 

Legacy - last opportunity to take AS

 

Mathematics Further AQA

5371 (AS)

6371 (A-level)

Legacy - last opportunity to take AS
Psychology AQA

 

7182 (A-Level)

 

Linear

Religious Studies WJEC

3341 (A-Level)

Legacy  - last opportunity to take A-level
Sociology AQA

7192 (A-level)

Linear
*     Must have certificated previously.  Coursework grade must be carried forward.

Identification:

Before applying, please ensure that you hold two forms of ID. We require one form of photographic ID (e.g. driving license, passport) and one other form of ID (e.g. birth certificate, bank statement etc.). Identification must be emailed to the college within 48 hours of submitting your application.

Access Arrangements: 

Please contact us to discuss any access arrangement requirements prior to application. If we approve your request for access arrangements will be give you a passcode which you will need to confirm on your application form.  Without this, you will not receive any arrangements.

Fees:

We accept payment by debit/credit card. All payments must be made in full at the time of application. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a full refund of fees, however we may be able to offer a 50% refund if you choose to cancel your contract before the JCQ final entry date. Please see our terms and conditions for more information. Fees are outlined below.

Late Applications 

The college no longer accepts late applications.  Fees for the 2017/18 academic year are outlined below:

Level Boards Price Notes
A-Level AQA, Edexcel, OCR or WJEC £75 per unit*

Written exams only (see non-standard fees for MFL subjects)

*(please note new Linear qualifications involve more than one exam. Fees charged are per unit (exam) i.e., 2 x £75 = £150 for a full AS qualification).

GCSE AQA, Edexcel or OCR £125 per subject

AQA - Mathematics only

Edexcel - GCSE Maths/English (English Speaking and Listening component mark must be carried forward)

OCR - GCSE Mathematics only