You must understand the process of sitting exams as a private candidate. Ashton Sixth Form College only accept applications for written examinations 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. 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 (GCSEs only) 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  1EN0 (GCSE) Linear 9-1 GCSE Qualification. (Must have previously completed course and be carrying forward Speaking and Listening grade)
Mathematics Pearson 1MA1F(Foundation) / 1MA1H (Higher) Linear 9-1 GCSE Qualification.

 

Summer Examinations

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

7127 (A-Level)

 

Linear specification.  First examination Summer 2019.

 

Biology*

AQA

 

Pearson

7402

 

9BI0 (B)

Linear - must have completed and carry forward the Practical Endorsement grade, or enter for the practical endorsement through BioGrad (see information below).

 

Linear - must have completed and carry forward the Practical Endorsement grade or enter for the practical endorsement through BioGrad (see information below)..

Business 

Pearson

 

AQA

9BS0 (A-level)

 

7132 (A-level)

Linear specifications
Chemistry*

OCR

 

AQA

H432

 

7405

Linear - must have completed and carry forward the Practical Endorsement grade or enter for the practical endorsement through BioGrad (see information below).

 

Linear - must have completed and carry forward the Practical Endorsement grade or enter for the practical endorsement through BioGrad (see information below)..

Economics

Pearson

 

AQA

9ECO (A Level)

 

7136 (A level)

 

Linear specifications

English Language*

Pearson

 

AQA

1EN0 (GCSE)

 

8700

9-1 Graded qualification.  Must use (carry forward) the Speaking and Listening grade from previous certification.

 

9-1 Graded qualification.  Must use (carry forward) the Speaking and Listening grade from previous certification.

English Language*

Eduqas (WJEC)

 

AQA

A700QS (A level)

 

7702 (A level)

 

Linear - must have completed and carry forward the NEA.

 

Linear - must have completed and carry forward the NEA.

 

English Language & Literature*

Pearson

 

AQA

9EL0 (A level)

 

7707 (A level)

Linear - must have completed and carry forward the NEA.

 

Linear - must have completed and carry forward the NEA.

English Literature*

Pearson

 

AQA

9ET0 (A level)

 

7712 (A level) 

Linear - must have completed and carry forward the NEA.

 

Linear - must have completed and carry forward the NEA.

Geography*

AQA

 

Pearson

7037 (A-level)

 

9GE0 (A level)

Linear - must have completed and carry forward the NEA.

 

Linear - must have completed and carry forward the NEA.

Government & Politics* / Politics*

AQA

 

Pearson

7152 (A level)

 

9PL0 (A level)

Linear

 

 

Linear 

History*

Pearson

 

AQA

9HI0 (A level)

 

7042 (A level)

Linear - must have completed and carry forward the NEA.

 

Linear - must have completed and carry forward the NEA.

Law

AQA

 

OCR

7162 (A level)

 

H415 (A level)

Linear specifications
Mathematics

Pearson

 

AQA

1MA1 F / 1MA1 H (GCSE)

 

8300 F / 8300 H (GCSE)

9-1 Grading. Must indicate if sitting foundation (f) or higher (h) tier examinations.

 

9-1 Grading.  Must indicate if sitting foundation (f) or higher (h) tier examinations.

Mathematics

Pearson

 

AQA

9MA0 (A level)

 

7357

Linear specifications
Mathematics Further

AQA

 

Pearson

7367 (A level)

 

9FM0 (A level)

Linear specifications
Physics*

OCR

 

Pearson

H556 (A level)

 

9PH0 (A level)

Linear - must have completed and carry forward the Practical Endorsement grade, or enter for the practical endorsement through BioGrad (see information below).

 

Linear - must have completed and carry forward the Practical Endorsement grade, or enter for the practical endorsement through BioGrad (see information below).

Psychology

AQA

 

OCR

 

7182 (A Level)

 

H567 (A level)

 

 

Linear specifications

 

Religious Studies

WJEC

 

AQA

A120 (A level)

 

7062 (A level)

 

Linear specifications

 

Sociology

AQA

 

OCR

7192 (A-level)

 

H580 (A level)

 

Linear specifications

 

*     Must have certificated NEA previously.  NEA/Practical Endorsement grade must be carried forward.
BioGrad    

https://www.biograd.co.uk/a-level-assessed-practical-courses-biograd.php

ASFC run a consortium arrangement with BioGrad.  Candidates are able to take their practical endorsements with Biograd, who in turn, will confirm grading for the practical endorsements.

Applications to Biograd must be made independently by the candidate.  Any queries regarding the BIOGRAD facilities should be directed to Biograd using the contact information on their website.

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 the college need to run diagnostic testing or process access arrangements  (i.e., where an application for access arrangements has expired), there is a charge of £40.00 per hour. This fee includes any additional administration incurred whilst applying for access arrangements.

Fees:

We accept payment by debit/credit card. All payments must be made in full at the time of application. Unfortunately, once an application is made and accepted, fees will NOT be refunded. Please see our terms and conditions for more information. Fees are outlined below.

Late Applications 

The college does not accept late applications.  Fees for the 2018/19 academic year are outlined below:

Level Price (per subject unless otherwise stated)  Notes
GCSE £130.00  All speaking and listening endorsements must have been completed and carried forward.
A level (linear) £250.00 All NEA/Practical endorsements must be carried forward.
AS/A-level (legacy)  £80.00 per exam unit All coursework must be carried forward.

Email: externalcandidates@asfc.ac.uk

Telephone: 0161 330 2330 ext. 275


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