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Private Candidate Examination Entry

3A Tutors Ltd is a well established private tutorial college and independent examination centre based in Bristol. We specialise in the provision of private candidate examination entry and a range of optional tuition services for home-study and mature students from across the UK and overseas who wish to achieve recognised qualifications in one or more subjects. Examinations (and optional tuition) are available in all subjects and at all levels including GCSE, IGCSE (the International GCSE), A-Level and Functional Skills. 

We are a registered examination centre (50538) with the AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR & WJEC awarding bodies. 

Private candidates simply chose the examination/s of their choice, enter and attend to sit their examinations at our national examination centre in Bristol on the relevant dates. We can even provide information relating to the examination options available, all aspects of the entry procedure, travel and accommodation arrangements in Bristol during the candidate’s examination period (access to the centre via road or train is straightforward).

Our services have enabled thousands of school age home-educated students and more mature individuals to achieve recognised qualifications over the past few years. So far in 2013 over 700 candidates have sat in excess of 1,900 written, oral and practical examinations with us. Candidates’ ages ranged from 7 to 82 years.

We also offer mock examinations for a range of purposes, for example preparing candidates for their first exams, as to assist the candidate’s revision or to provide a predicted grade for university entrance purposes (subject to the university’s approval).  For more information on our mock services, please visit the Mock Exams page.

Private candidates with special educational needs

We also provide examinations for private candidates with special educational needs including dyslexia, dyspraxia and other learning difficulties or disorders. Where approved we can provide Access Arrangements for candidates e.g. additional examination time (typically + 25%), the use of a scribe or reader or a computer etc and/or access to a private examination room. Note: the granting of Access Arrangements and/or other special arrangements is subject to formal approval by JCQ and the Head of Centre. We also support candidates with long-term illnesses.

School and College-based candidates

School and college based candidates who require examination entry to subjects or levels not currently supported by the school or college, or students who have been excluded from school can sit examinations with us as private candidates. Our role is simply to assist all candidates to achieve recognised qualifications.


A range of optional tuition services are available to external candidates including online and face-to-face one-to-one tuition, cramming classes and mock examinations to ensure that candidates are fully prepared for their examinations.

All tuition-based services are also available to school or college-based students requiring tuition and support in one or more subjects in preparation for their school or college-based examinations (e.g. appointing a Maths tutor to conduct regular or occasional one-to-one home tuition – usually about 1 hour per week arranged at a mutually convenient time in the evening or at the weekend).  

College Address
3A Tutors Ltd
1A High Street
Staple Hill
BS16 5HA