For students who are interested in taking exams early or looking to retake the exams, you can register with us as a Private Candidate.
Students who require examination entry to subjects or levels which are not currently supported by their school or college, or students who are not at school are able to sit their examinations with us as a private candidate. We are an approved centre to register candidates for Edexcel GCSE and A Level Examinations. We can also offer Functional Skills Qualifications for learners.
It is essential to ensure that private candidates fully understand the specification requirements and the format of the examinations that they are expecting to take. If in doubt candidates can discuss this with the Exams Officer at Ark before registering.
To sit for an examination as a private candidate, it is not required to follow a course at our centre. If academic support is required candidate can enrol in a suitable Ark Programme.
Learner can study BTEC Level 3 qualifications in Health and Social Care at our centre. The qulifications offer the opportunities from introducing the sector to progressing to higher education and ultimately to employment in the health and social care sector. BTEC Level 3 qualification can be equivalent from 1 A Level to 3 A Levels.Read more
For those who didn't do well in their GCSE Maths and English, functional skills is a great alternatives. It is also a compulsory qualification for apprenticeships candidates who are looking to get in to employment post GCSE. We offer Functional Skills Entry Level 1-3 and Level 1 and 2.Read more
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"Hi Sam, Thank you for helping me pass my Media examination. I passed Unit 2 which means I got a Merit around last year time. I done a resit and I got a Merit in my Year 13 Exam. Thank you for the support, and for teaching me well. I feel like I am in a much stronger position, so I just wanted to say thank you and I am grateful to have you as my tutor. Jasminder"