Sitting Exams at Barts College
Bartholomews is an official centre for all main examination boards and entries are handled by the Examinations Officer. Public examinations are conducted in the College.
In some subjects examination boards still differ in terms of examination style and format. At Bartholomews, considerable emphasis is placed on selecting boards and syllabuses best suited to each candidate, since care in this respect can greatly improve examination prospects.
Full allowances are requested from the examination boards in cases where students are disadvantaged, for example from dyslexia. We can recommend a local educational psychologist for assessment which may help gain special arrangements in examinations.
Whilst we reserve the right to refuse entry on certain grounds, such as failure to complete homework or monthly tests and for disruptive behaviour, conscientious students will never be refused entry on the grounds that they are unlikely to pass solely through lack of ability.
External Exam Candidates (from 2020)
As a general rule we do not accept ‘external’ candidates for exams at Barts. This is primarily because we have limited exam room space and must therefore give priority to our own ‘internal’ students.
In some limited circumstances, however, it may be possible for us to accommodate one or two external candidates. This may only be in the case, however, when there are no complications such as orals, practical endorsements, extra time requirements, etc.
In order to sit examinations at Bartholomews as an ‘internal’ candidate, students must register for a minimum of 10 hours of individual tuition, at £80 per hour, in each subject for which they wish to sit exams. For internal candidates, exam entry fees are currently £200 per A level, £120 per AS and £90 per GCSE.
Those students registering for less than 10 hours’ tuition in their exam subjects will be considered as ‘external’ candidates for whom there is a 50% surcharge in exam entry fees, making £300 per A level, £180 per AS level and £135 per GCSE.
Any special cases may be brought to the attention of the Bursar.