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Private Candidate Exam Centre

Private Exam Candidates can go a long way with a little application.

iGCSE, GCSE, A-Level and Functional Skills Private Candidate Examination Centre

For Private Exam Candidates

Welcome to Private Exams North East, a division of Enter CIC. We are an approved Private Candidate Exam Centre. We are registering Private Exam candidates for Autumn 2021, January 2022 and Summer 2022.

Leading services

Private Exams North East is a leading, UK, independent private exam centre for UK and international private exam candidates (home educated, distance learning and adult learners) in the north east of England. We are centrally located in Durham for easy access.

Approved

We are also an approved learning provider with its own internal teaching team, Private Exams North East can support Private Exam candidates on all or part of their educational journey. We are approved by Edexcel, AQA, CAIE, OCR, WJEC and more…

Experienced

We are an approved learning provider and Examination Centre, operating UK-wide and internationally, under JCQ and Ofqual regulations. We have some of the most experienced staff in the country. Some working in a national capacity across all levels of education.

Your success matters to us

As a one-stop shop private exam candidates can study with our internal teaching team and sit your exams with us, or you can simply use us as your private exam centre.

UNIQUE

We’re unique in having an internal, qualified team for private candidates, so we teach, assess and examine you. We treat you as an individual.

SPECIALIST

Our specialist internal creative team offers private exam candidates an array of creative subjects: GCSE Art, GCSE Drama, GCSE Dance, BTECs Levels 1 – 3.

EXPERIENCE

Private Exams North East’s depth of knowledge and breadth of national and international experience creates personalised programmes of learning. This supports private candidates’ creative and GCSE, A level, IGCSE or other academic ambitions.

INNOVATIVE

With Private Exams North East, private exam candidates can access many academic subjects previously unavailable to them due to course work requirements, or NEA assessments.

A Commitment to Private Exam Candidates

Our Private Exam Centre has continued to operate to support private candidates (from across the United Kingdom) throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. We agreed to work to support private candidates who had Distance Learning Providers (DLPs) to ensure their studies were not in vain. In addition, we created robust evidence creation and collation opportunities for private candidates in line with the ever-changing adapted assessment frameworks.. 

COVID-19

When other private exam centres closed and stopped supporting private exam candidates, our team continued to help hundreds of private candidates through the difficult periods of Spring, Summer and Winter lockdowns and beyond.

INNOVATION

Ever the innovators in the sector, we developed our own, unique systems so that hundreds of private exam candidates could acquire centre assessed grades directly with our private exam centre.

WHAT WE DID

We ran online and face to face exams,  providing unique support sessions for private candidates and parents. To our knowledge no other private exam centre offered this. Our live, professionally invigilated and secure online exams ran alongside in-person examinations. This enabled private exam candidates to demonstrate knowledge and skills to achieve their qualification as expected.

JCQ

Private Exams North East was the first private exam centre to provide individual and personalised examination booths. No other provider in the country offered this service. JCQ welcomed our efforts and JCQ inspectors commented that this was best practice in the sector.

TEACHING TEAM

Private Exam Candidates can learn with our own, professional, qualified teaching team. Experts in working creatively with learners to help you develop and achieve your very best work. Private candidates learn with our own, professional, qualified teaching team. Academic and creative experts work to help you develop and achieve your very best.

LEARNING CENTRE

Private candidates have access to our dedicated learning space just off the A1 (J60). So, we’re easy to get to no matter where you’re coming from. Online lessons available, too. Private candidates have access to our dedicated learning space just off the A1 (J60). So, we’re easy to get to no matter where you’re coming from. Online lessons available, too.

PRIVATE EXAM CENTRE

As a registered, approved Private Candidate Exam Centre and learning provider, we’re a one-stop-shop for private candidates. From early steps to final qualification. As a registered and approved Private Candidate Exam Centre and learning provider, we’re a one-stop-shop for private candidates’ ambitions from early steps to final qualification.

Joint Qualifications Council

Private Exam Candidate Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what your predecessors say:

I’d recommend Enter CIC / Private Exams North East to anyone, they’re professional and dedicated to each & every student. I’m very appreciative for all the help they gave me.

N.H.

A Level, Summer 2021

I have a very happy girl here today thank you for everything.

A.B.

GCSE, Summer 2021

Thank you . I really appreciate all of the support you’ve provided over the last year. I’m very happy this morning.

L.W.

GCSE, Summer 2021

Enter CIC were very warm and welcoming…very good at explaining what you need as evidence towards your qualification. I highly recommend using this exam centre.

L.S.

GCSE, Summer 2021

Really appreciate you accommodating us at the last minute when our original centre couldn’t. So impressed with the professionalism and help we’ve had from your centre. Thank you!

C.K.

GCSE, Summer 2021

I couldn’t be more grateful to Enter CIC. I’ve had a long journey – wanting to apply to a university course I didn’t have the grade for. I contacted Enter CIC. They supported me along my journey, and I couldn’t fault them in any way.

N.H.

A Level, Summer 2021

I’m really pleased with my grade. All that effort paid off. Thanks again for your help.

S.W.

GCSE, Summer 2021

Excellent results! Thank you for all your input into the process”

M.F.

GCSE, Summer 2021

Mock Examinations

Doing a lot more for Private Exam Candidates

Opportunity

In addition to the final examinations, we also run mock exams throughout the year. This is an opportunity to work directly with experienced professionals and an approved exam centre to build up your viable evidence of study. In addition to the final examinations for the private exam candidate, we run mock exams throughout the year.

Safety

As well as being great for your learning portfolio, it is an excellent opportunity for private exam candidates to relieve some of the anxiety associated with taking and sitting exams. Call us to enquire about our personalised mock exam service. As well as being great for your learning portfolio, it is an opportunity for private candidates to relieve some of the ‘exam anxiety’.

Qualified

Our experienced and qualified invigilators, exam staff and assessors provide feedback on performance during the mock exam to help get the most out of the exam experience. Our invigilators, exam staff and assessors will provide feedback on performance during the mock exam and hints, tricks and techniques for getting the most out of the exam experience.

Visit us

Once registered, you can even come to see our private exam centre to help familiarise yourself with the private exam environment and meet the invigilators and our friendly team. To benefit from this, please contact us to book a mutually beneficial time.


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