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Free at Point of Delivery Access Arrangements

Tutors & Exams is the leading independent private candidate exam centre across the UK. We have unrivalled access to qualifications for all candidates working outside of mainstream education. We have a dedicated team that solely works with candidates with Special Educational Needs and Access Arrangements as well as a...

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We have AAT Approved Centres!

Tutors & Exams are proud to announce that all five (soon to be six) of our centres are now approved for AAT Examinations! We are currently working hard behind the scenes to work towards the delivery of exams, including staff training and new equipment and the dates and fees...

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New Centre Location!

We know that you've been enjoying our 'six' teasers across our social media channels these past few weeks and it's time to put you out of your misery with the announcement of our 6th UK centre in Taunton! Following opening St Neots, we are extremely excited to be expanding further...

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GCSEs 2022 – Teachers need to know changes by Autumn

As always at Tutors and Exams, we aim to keep you up to speed with what is going on with exams and after 2020 CAG’s and 2021 TAG’s attention is already turning to Summer 2022. In this article Ofqual chair Ian Bauckham has told Tes, teachers ‘need to know’...

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How we locate Private Candidate Examination Centres

Many of you may have wondered how we decide where to locate our private candidate examination centres. Hopefully this article will shed some light on the process we adopt, what factors we consider and our future plans. Since opening our first examination centre in Coventry in 2014, Tutors & Exams...

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The Education Hotel – Schools & Studying with Covid-19

We hope you all enjoyed the Bank Holiday. You all enjoyed the last one so let’s hear from The Education Hotel again but this time on SCHOOLS! The start of a new week (technically with the Bank Holiday) so we thought now would be a good time to share another...

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Private Candidate Grading Timeline

Private Candidate Grading Timeline

Today, 12th March 2021, Tutors & Exams have released their Private Candidate Grading Timeline. This comes ahead of the Department for Education (DfE), Ofqual and Awarding Organisation announcements due for early next week. As you are no doubt aware, the DfE and Ofqual released the outcomes of their consultation on...

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Advance Notice – Suspension of Entries

Given the unprecedented demand of applications for Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) and the lack of clarity at this late stage from stakeholders (DfE, Ofqual and Awarding Organisations) regarding the process for grading private candidates, we are suspending entry applications from 23:59, Thursday 1st April 2021. This will allow us...

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Cambridge Assessment – Summer 2021

Cambridge Assessment International Education have released information, 25th February 2021, on Summer 2021 grading. The main details include information surrounding the evidence required for schools.   “To assess this grade, schools should identify a portfolio of three substantial pieces of work from each student in every syllabus.”   We are working closely with CAIE to establish what “substantial” means and how we can...

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Grading for Summer 2021 Exams

Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Grading for Summer 2021  Following the latest announcement from Ofqual earlier today, we have summarised the grading for Summer 2021 plans. Please note this does not apply to Cambridge Assessment International Education at this time.   Partner Candidates  All candidates who are learning through one of our partners or approved tutors featured on our website, your learning provider has been contacted, advised of the requirements...

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