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We offer private candidates the opportunity to resit their GCSE Maths and/or English Language exams at our centre, conveniently located on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre.  There is no requirement to attend lessons or lectures, you just have to come to our centre at the given time and date of your booked exams.   

We use AQA as the awarding body for Foundation GCSE courses, this will give you the opportunity to achieve a grade 1-5 (grade 4 and 5 are considered good passes).  We can also recommend revision guides, workbooks and websites that can help you to revise topics and prepare you for your exams.

GCSE English Language

To gain the GCSE English Language qualification you will need to complete the following exams and assessment:

  •   Paper 1 - Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing (Written Exam, 1 hour 45 minutes)

  • ​  Paper 2 - Writers' Viewpoints and Perspectives (Written Exam, 1 hour 45 minutes)​

  • ​  Spoken Language Assessment*​

*The spoken language assessment is a speech or presentation that will need to be delivered to and assessed by our English Tutor 

GCSE Maths

To gain the GCSE Maths qualification you will need to complete the following exams:

  •   Paper 1 - Non-Calculator Foundation Tier (Written Exam, 1 hour 30 minutes)

  • ​  Paper 2 - Calculator Foundation Tier (Written Exam, 1 hour 30 minutes)​

  • ​  Paper 3 - Calculator Foundation Tier (Written Exam, 1 hour 30 minutes)

You need to complete all three elements of each qualification to be able to achieve a grade and certification.  Higher Tier papers can be sat but must be specified when applying to ensure correct examination papers are provided. 


The exams will be sat at our centre and the dates for these exams are:


English Language 8700

Thursday 23rd May 2024                             Paper 1 – Explorations in creative reading and writing – 1 hour 45 minutes

Thursday 6th June 2024                              Paper 2 – Writer’s viewpoints and perspectives - 1 hour 45 minutes

Non-exam Assessment:                               Spoken Language – to be completed before Friday 3rd May 2024 – date and time to be agreed with English Tutor.


Mathematics 8300 (Foundation & Higher)

Thursday 16th May 2024                             Paper 1 – Non Calculator – 1 hour 30 minutes

Monday 3rd June 2024                                Paper 2 – Calculator – 1 hour 30 minutes

Monday 10th June 2024                              Paper 3 – Calculator – 1 hour 30 minutes


All exams normally start at 9.00am.


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GCSE Maths & English
Private Candidate Exam Resits

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