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Private Exam Candidates: International GCSE (IGCSE) Exams

Farnborough College of Technology is pleased to offer private candidates a venue where they can sit a number of International GCSEs (IGCSEs).

Exams take place in January and May/June of each year.

Whether you’re a home-schooled student looking for an exam centre, or simply want to re-take just an exam – we can offer you places on the exams below as a private candidate.

International GCSE Exams available to Private Candidates

International GCSE in Biology: 4BI1 – See specification

International GCSE in Business (Only available in May/June): 4BS1 – See specification

International GCSE in Chemistry: 4CH1 – See specification

International GCSE in English Language (A): 4EA1 – See specification

International GCSE in English Language (B): 4EB1 – See specification

International GCSE in English Literature: 4ET1 – See specification

International GCSE in Geography (Only available in May/June): 4GE1 – See specification

International GCSE in History (Only available in May/June): 4HI1 – See specification

International GCSE in Human Biology: 4HB1 – See specification

International GCSE in Mathematics (A): 4MA1 – See specification

International GCSE in Mathematics (B): 4MB1 – See specification

International GCSE in Physics: 4PH1 – See specification

International GCSE in Science (Double Award): 4SD0 – See specification

Booking an Exam as a Private Candidate

To book your place as a private candidate, please follow the link below to our Online Store. You can then select the subject(s) you wish to sit exams for. You will then be invited to an enrolment event where we will give you information about sitting an exam, check your identity, and arrange any additional payments due to Access Arrangements.

The deadline for May/June 2020 exams has now passed.

January exams – booking is open now! Click the link above to book.

After booking, we will then contact you with information about enrolling with the College as a private candidate. Following your enrolment, you will receive a letter with the date and time of your exam(s), where to go on arrival and any other information needed when sitting an exam.

Any questions? please email discover@farn-ct.ac.uk.


Each subject: £150 for all papers
Access Arrangements Assessment: £50
Additional Arrangements: £POA

Access Arrangements and Exam Concessions for Candidates with Special Needs

If you wish to apply for exam concessions, there is a charge of £50 to cover the costs of an assessment to be held here at the College. An assessment should be completed within two weeks of the enrolment session to guarantee that the examination body can accommodate your needs. The examination body cannot guarantee special access arrangements after this time. Following the outcome of the assessment, there may be additional costs depending on the needs of the candidate.

Please pay for the ‘Access Arrangement Assessment’ item from the Online Store and bear in mind that assessments are subject to the availability of college staff to carry this work out before the deadline.

Important information:

By booking and entering an exam with us, you agree to the terms below:

It is my responsibility to:

Investigate the examining body’s website and materials to make sure I understand the type of exam I am entering, and what options there may be within the exam papers

Make sure I have chosen the correct exam for my needs

Ensure all information given to the College is accurate and proof of ID is available

I understand that:

I will not receive any form of tuition from the College in relation to sitting an exam

Farnborough College of Technology will not provide any advice on which papers, or exam questions, should be chosen

By booking and sitting an exam I will not become a student of Farnborough College of Technology

I will adhere to all of Farnborough College of Technology’s visitor policy, including wearing an ID badge provided by the College

Refunds are not available (this does not affect your statutory rights)

The College will be closed for the Easter Break. You can still apply for a course via the website.