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Cranford Community College has welcomed over one thousand students wishing to sit exams with us as private candidates. Among our external candidates, we cater for A Level students who have taken a gap year to improve their A Level Grades, students from distant learning colleges who need a local centre to complete their retakes, students who are educated at home looking to complete GCSE and A Level examinations and Local Community Language schools looking for an official examinations centre for their students to complete their speaking and written exams.

We have also assisted local schools by organising speaking exams in several mother tongue languages such as; Panjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Arabic and Cantonese Chinese.

We can offer all GCE/GCSE exam modules for Edexcel, AQA, OCR, CIE and WJEC examination boards. We can accommodate students with special requirements. We can also offer a full range of IGCSE qualifications, which are proving increasingly popular for students needing a GCSE level qualification, without the requirement of coursework.

Examinations & Certifications

If you are thinking of applying for examinations in the coming academic year, please email the Exams Officer in charge of external entries by clicking here

The exams officer can update you on current fees and respond to any queries.

Be assured that age is no barrier. Our external candidates have ranged from 10 years old to over 65.




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