Exam FAQ's

Exams FAQ’s

What's a UCI number?

The UCI number is the Unique Candidates Identity. We can provide you with a UCI number when you submit your examination application form to us.

Where are the examinations held?

Examinations are held at one of our three sites: Sparkhill, Stechford or Small Heath (Conference Hall). You will be notified of the time, day, date and venue of the examination when the Statement of Entry is emailed to you 3 weeks before your exam.

What happens if I miss an examination?

If a candidate fails to take one or more of the papers an x grade will be recorded on the Statement of Results.

What about re-sits?

Candidates can re-sit GCSE  and A level examinations at our centre. Please consult the examination timetable page for dates.

What should I bring to the examination?

Candidates must bring along proof of their identity (eg Passport, driving licence) to every examination.  Only materials stated on the examination paper will be allowed in the examination hall. Mobile phones, USBs, and any technological device capable of storing information must be handed in along with bags and handbags before entering the examination hall.

What are the times for the exams?

We always advise candidates to arrive at the examination centre 45 minutes before the examination is due to start. So for morning examinations please arrive for 8.15am – for an exam start time of 9am and for afternoon examinations please arrive at 12.45pm for an exam start time of 1.30pm.

What if I arrive late?

Once the examination has begun we are unable to allow any candidate to enter the examination hall.

What if I fall ill during the examination?

In cases of illness during the exam, the Examinations’ Officer will notify the examination board. It is entirely at the examination board’s discretion whether any action be taken which will influence the candidate’s grade.

What happens if I am unhappy with my grade?

Candidates can request their examination papers be remarked. The fee is exam boards remarking fee +  a one off £25 admin fee

Can you supply predicted grades?

As a private examination candidate you will not be required to submit predicated grades to UCAS,. On the UCAS form , enter your status as a Private Candidate.

What happens if I have taken modules in a previous examination series?

It is important that you use the same UCI number that was used on your previous examinations. This can be found on your Statement of Entry and your Statement of Results.

Exam Timetables

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