Welcome to the Swansea College Exam Centre
We accept private or external candidates at our exam centre. Whether you are home educated, taking resits, a distant learner or a mature learner our Exams Officer will be able to enter you for exams.
Our examination-based services have enabled students from across the UK and overseas to achieve GCSEs, IGCSEs and A levels.
You can sit exams with the following exam boards; WJEC, AQA, Edexcel Pearson and Cambridge.
Our aim is to help students of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances to achieve recognised qualifications in the subject/s of their choice.
Autumn exams – entries deadline
Cambridge International – 21st September 2022
WJEC, Pearson and AQA – 29th September 2022
We have developed 3 guides; the Guide for External candidates, the Exams Series Guide and the Ready Checklist Guide. It is important you read these guides before applying. You will be asked to agree to the Terms and Conditions mentioned in the Guide for External candidates when applying.
Many subjects require some form of non-exam assessment (NEA), e.g. a project, coursework, an extended piece of research or a presentation. We are able to help you with this, by arranging an assessment with one of our tutors. The exact details will depend on the subject requirements.
If you would like to book an exam that has an NEA, we advise you apply as early as possible. See our Non Exam Assessment (NEAs), Coursework & Speaking test page for more information.
If you would like to take a qualification, we recommend you check the subject
specification, study according to the specification:
Cambridge International A levels
It’s important you check the date of the exam, to make sure you are available and that the exams don’t clash.
When you are ready to apply, read our exams guide and complete the online application form on our website.
Your application will be considered once we receive your photo ID, a picture of a passport or driver’s license will suffice, if you don’t have either we can accept a birth certificate with a current up to date passport size photo.
Email your ID documents to: email@example.com
If you are resitting, we require your previous statement of results.
Once we are in receipt of your application and ID we will carefully check through your application, if we have any questions, the Exams Officer will email to confirm, an invoice for the exam fees will be emailed, once the invoice is paid, only then you will be entered for the exams listed on the application.
Once the Exam boards entries open, we will enter you for the exam and then send you your entry confirmation report and the Exams Newsletter
Your exam timetable will be sent 3-4 weeks before your exams.
If the candidate is 18 and above, we would only discuss the application with the candidate, unless written approval has been provided.
By submitting this form you have agreed to:
1. The Terms and Conditions set in the Guide for External Candidates.
2. The Data Consent for sharing your information to the relevant Exam boards and Exam staff at Swansea College and our Speciail Assesor and SENCo. The information would be details in your application and all relevant information you have and will send supporting your application.
3. If you wish to withdraw your application, you need to request this by email.
Emailing the College;
1. Make sure the candidate name is in the subject in every email
2. Parent/Guardians emails should always contain their full name in the email, no initials
3. Do not email us to let us know you have submitted an application or made payment unless you are asked to.
3. You need to allow 7 working days for all applications to be processing
We have a zero-tolerance policy.
We have a duty of care for all our employees, including employees who are working from home or in the office.
We believe that all correspondents and complainants have the right to be heard, understood and respected. We also believe that our staff have the same rights.
If we receive any violence, aggression or raised voice over the telephone, in person and or in emails, we have the right to remove your entries from the exam board with no refund.
Choosing my exams
After the exams