Exam Entry Codes

 

EXAM ENTRY CODES/ INFORMATION 2016

When entering for examinations it is very important that you as Private Candidates know exactly which exams you want to be entered for and that you are able to give the correct information to the Examinations Officer at the centre where you hope to sit. If you seem confused or needy when you contact them the exam officer may refuse to help you. They are very busy people.

Exam codes go under a variety of names; syllabus code, specification code, entry code, course code, they all refer to the same thing.

Oxford Open Learning/Oxford Home Schooling provides these details for you in the INTRODUCTION to each of the courses that you are studying. This information is also in the December exam mail shot which we send to all potential exam candidates. Everyone should therefore, be aware of the entry codes and be able to provide them on request. BEWARE; exams officers can become beasts if you cannot provide the correct information.

For easy reference, below is a summary of all the subjects that we offer and their entry codes. However, if you use this table, please ensure that you choose the correct exam board (AQA or Edexcel) and the correct level (GCSE/IGCSE/A LEVEL). We do not accept responsibility for any wrong entries; it is your responsibility to get this right.

The correct information for your individual course(s) will be in the front (Introduction) to your course pack.

AQA GCSE

AQA GCSEs can be quite complicated as many have an overall code which encompasses both a long and a short version of the course. All OOL/OHS courses are the full/long version and we have chosen the options with no coursework.

Mathematics, new specification, 8300 Higher or Foundation tier, 3 papers, grades 9 to 1

English Literature, new specification, 8702, 2 papers, grades 9 to 1

Law 4162, no tier, no coursework, units/papers 01 and 02. Summer sitting only.

Psychology (4180) Full course 4182, no tier, no coursework, units/papers 01 and 02. Summer sitting only.

Religious Studies (4055) Full course 4057 specification B, no tier, no coursework, units/papers 1 and 6. Summer sitting only.

Sociology (4190) Full course 4192, no tier, no coursework, units/papers 1 and 2. Summer only.

EDEXCEL IGCSE

Edexcel IGCSEs have been chosen because they have the same value as ordinary GCSEs, but they are simple to administer because they are exam only. There is no coursework with any of our IG exams.

Edexcel, like AQA are updating their IGCSE’s, but the first of these does not come into effect until 2018.

Please note that French and Spanish orals are now compulsory and an essential part of the exam. Therefore it may now be more difficult to find centres who are willing to offer these exams.

Biology, 4BI0, papers 1B and 2B, no tier, no cwk/no practical. January and summer.

Business Studies, 4BS0, paper 01, no tier, no coursework. Summer only.

Chemistry, 4CH0, papers 1C and 2C, no tier, no cwk/no practical. January and summer.

Economics, 4EC0, paper 01, no tier, no coursework. January and summer.

English Language, 4EA0, specification A, papers 01 and 02, no tier, no cwk. January and summer sittings.

English Literature, 4ET0, papers 01 and 02, no tier, no coursework. January and summer.

French, 4FR0, papers 01 (listening) 02 (reading and writing) and 03 (oral) no tier or cwk. Summer sitting only.

Spanish, 4SP0, papers 01 (listening) 02 (reading and writing) and 03 (oral) no tier or cwk. Summer only.

Geography, 4GE0, paper 01, no tier, no coursework. Summer sitting only.

History, 4HI0, paper 01, no tier, no coursework. Summer only.

Human Biology, 4HB0, papers 01 and 02, no tier, no coursework/no practical. January and summer.

Mathematics, 4MA0, specification A, students must choose to enter either Foundation, papers 1F and 2F or Higher tiers, papers 3H and 4H. January and summer sittings.

Physics, 4PH0, papers 1P and 2P, no tier, no coursework/no practical. January and summer.

Science (double award), 4SC0, no tier, papers 1B, 1C and 1P, no cwk/no practical. January and summer sittings.

AQA  A levels, Legacy, Modular Specification

A level exams are only available in summer, they do not have Foundation or Higher tiers. The entry codes below are for the legacy modular style A levels, which ar being phased out and some are only available as resits in 2017. New linear specifications are also available for first examination in 2017, they are detailed in the next section.

All A level entries require unit codes. For modular A levels, the individual units can be entered or retaken separately, either at different times and/or if necessary at different centres. You will find your entry and unit codes in the Introduction to your course.

If any of your subjects has coursework (modular, English Language, English Literature or History A2) you must ensure that even though the exam centre is not in any way responsible for supervising your coursework, they must still enter you for the coursework unit. With these exams it is still possible to enter for written papers at one centre and coursework at another, but unless the administration is done correctly it can result in problems with getting a final grade. Please take advice and ensure that you have followed the correct coursework procedure from OOL/OHS.

Please discuss “certification” with your exam officer as there are a number of options;

You can enter and be given a grade for the AS level alone. If you want this you should use just the AS code shown below and this will  give you an individual AS level grade.

If you are entering for the A2 (which you can only do if you have already taken the AS level or if you enter all the AS/A2 level units at once) you should use the A2 code and ask the exam officer to ensure that this will then combine all your unit results with any previous AS result to give a final grade. If you are sitting somewhere new, they will need previous exam centre details and your UCI (a 13 digit number found on previous exam certificates) to do this.

Accounting AS level, 1121, units ACCN1 and ACCN2, no coursework (available until 2018)

Accounting A2, 2121, units ACCN3 and ACCN4, no coursework (available until 2018)

Business Studies AS level, 1131, units BUSS1 and BUSS2, no coursework (resit only in 2017)

Business Studies A2, 2131, units BUSS3 and BUSS4 (requires a Pre-Release research study) (resit only in 2017)

Economics AS level, 1141, units ECON1 and ECON2, no coursework (resit only in 2017)

Economics A2, 2141, units ECON3 and ECON4, no coursework ( resit only in 2017)

English Language AS level, 1701, units ENGA1 and coursework unit ENGA2 (resit only in 2017)

English Language A2, 2701, units ENGA3 and coursework unit ENGA4 (resit only in 2017)

English Literature AS level, 1741, units LTA1 A and coursework unit LITA2 (resit only in 2107)

English Literature A2, 2741, units LITA3 and coursework unit LITA4 (resit only in 2017)

French AS, 1651, units FREN1 and oral unit FRE2 T/V (last exams 2017, resit only in 2018)

French A2, 2651, units FREN3 and oral FRE4 T/V (last exams 2017, resit only 2018)

Spanish AS, 1696, units SPAN1 and oral unit SPA2 T/V (last exams 2017, resit only 2018)

Spanish A2, 2696, units SPAN3 and oral SPA4 T/V (last exams 2017, resit only 2018)

History AS, 1041, units HIS1L (Britain 1906-1951) and HIS2Q (USA and Vietnam) (resit only in 2017)

History A2, 2041, units HIS3 N (International Relations) and coursework HIS4 X ( resit only in 2017)

Law AS, 1161, units LAW 01 and LAW 02 (available until 2108)

Law A2, 2161, units LAW 03 and 04 (available until 2018)

The entry for A level Maths is horribly complicated for exam officers as there are so many combinations. Pure Maths, Maths and Mechanics and Maths and Statistics all come under the heading “Mathematics 6360” and are distinguished by their unit and subject entry codes. The units we have chosen are listed below, there is no coursework. The subject code for Pure Maths is 5366/6366 but Maths and Mechanics and Maths and Statistics are both 5361/6361.

Pure Maths AS, 5366, specification B, units MPC1, MPC2 and MFP1 (available until 2018)

Pure Maths A2, 6366, spec B, units MPC3, MPC4 and MFP2 (available until 2108)

Maths and Mechanics AS, 5361, units MPC1, MPC2 and MM1B (available until 2018)

Maths and Mechanics A2, 6361, units MPC3, MPC4 and MM2B (available until 2018)

Maths and Statistics AS, 5361, units MPC1, MPC2 and MS1B (available until 2018)

Maths and Statistics A2, 6361, units MPC3, MPC4 and MS2B (available until 2018)

Psychology AS, 1186, specification B, units PSYB1 and PSYB2 (resit inly in 2017)

Psychology A2, 2186, spec B, units PSYB3 and PSYB4 (resit only in 2017)

Sociology AS, 1191, units SCLY1 and SCLY2 (resit only in 2017)

Sociology A2, 2191, units SCLY3 and SCLY4 (resit only in 2017)

AQA A Levels; new linear specification; from 2017

The new A levels will be examined in a different way from the current ones. To obtain a full A level the Government will require students to sit both the AS and A level exams together at the end of the course. It will still be possible to sit just the AS part of these exams but the AS will be a stand alone qualification and unlike at present, it cannot be upgraded to a full A level by just sitting the A2 in a following year and adding the results together.

As stated above, you can only get a full A level by sitting both AS and A2 exams together at the same time, even if you have already taken the AS previously.

The following subjects can be examined in 2017, they are all with the AQA Exam Board;

Business, AS 7131, papers 1 and 2

Business, A2, 7132, papers 1, 2 and 3

Economics, AS 7135, papers 1 and 2

Economics, A2, 7136, papers 1, 2 and 3

English Language, AS 7701, papers 1 and 2

English Language A2 7702, papers 1, 2 and C, the NEA

English Literature (spec A), AS 7711, papers 1 and 2

English Literature (spec A), A2 7712, papers 1, 2 and C, the NEA

History, AS 7041GQ, papers 1G and 2Q

History, A2 7042GQ, papers 1G, 2Q and NEA

Psychology, AS 7181, papers 1 and 2

Psychology, A2 7182, papers 1, 2 and 3

Sociology, AS 7191, papers 1 and 2

Sociology, A2 7192, papers 1, 2 and 3

COURSEWORK/NEA; The following subjects have a coursework/NEA element; English Language, English Literature and History. There may be some confusion at exam centres about how the NEA part of these exams will be conducted, as AQA are dragging their feet over providing them with information. Our recommended centres (the blue markers on the map) should all be aware of the arrangements for 2017, but if anyone is having trouble with any exam officer, please contact Jenny Booth directly; jenny@ool.co.uk or tel; 01865 798022.

We will also be offering one Edexcel A level subject.

The exam requirements are the same as for AQA subjects;

Biology, AS 8BI0, papers 1 and 2

Biology, full A level, 9BI0 papers 1, 2 and 3, no practical endorsement

 

 

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