Oxford Open Learning will write to all students who we believe are sitting exams in the summer series in the preceding December. We will give you detailed instructions and supply all the coursework forms if you require them.
The deadlines for booking exams are;
GCSE/IGCSE, 21st February
A levels , 21st March
After these dates you may still be able to book an exam but your choice of centre will be very limited and you will have to pay expensive late entry fees.
If we do not know when you are sitting your exam, or you do not follow our instructions, then we cannot help you and things can go badly wrong. Please always keep us informed of your intentions.
The Edexcel IGCSE and AQA GCSE courses that we offer, and most of our A Levels, do not have Board examined coursework.
The Introduction to your course will make it clear whether your course has Board-examined Coursework or not. Please be aware that your Tutor-marked Assignments are not Coursework.
If an exam does not include any coursework then the procedure is very simple, as follows;
Contact possible centres in January and when you have found one, fill in the exam centre’s own entry form, pay the fee and get a confirmation of entry. There is nothing else to do except get the exam dates and starting times from the exam officer and remember to turn up at the correct time for any orals and your written exams. No other exam board forms are required, although Oxford Open Learning will need Form 3, see below, to find your exam centre and make any enquiries on your behalf.
Board-examined Coursework is not the same as Tutor-marked Assignments.
For students sitting exams in the summer series, we automatically write to you in December with full instructions and the required forms.
Below are the stages of the procedure you must follow to register for your exam:
There are no longer any winter A levels and therefore no winter exams will have coursework for our students. The procedures for winter exams, either a November resit (for AQA Maths only) or January sittings for Edexcel IGCSEs, are exactly the same as for the summer series. However, students wishing to sit at any time other than the summer series will be responsible for meeting the deadlines themselves. These are the 4th October for November Maths and the 21st October for January sittings. Oxford Open Learning will assist, but if you choose to sit at any time other than summer we do not guarantee automatically to send out information and forms.
This is an internal OOL/OHS form which we send out in February to students who are sitting summer exams. You do not need it to book your exams, but we need it to establish where you are going to sit your exam papers and to get your results afterwards.