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15/11/18
Congratulations to all students that have just completed their October / November exams! We are pleased to announce that the various results publication dates have been confirmed as follows and all students will receive their results via email by 10.00 am (at the latest) on the applicable date: -

CIE A-Level Results: Thursday 10th January 2019
CIE IGCSE & O-Level Results: Thursday 17th January 2019
AQA, Edexcel, OCR & WJEC GCSE Results: Thursday 17th January 2019

Results will be supplied in the form of a Statement of Results, which will be attached to the email. Whilst this is not a formal certificate, it is the standard format for all results in the UK and will be accepted as such by colleges, universities and employers. Students that are unhappy or concerned with their results can contact us on the applicable day, either via phone or email; staff will be on hand from 8.30 to 4.30 to advise on all the post-results services options that are available.

We will be running a dedicated mock examination service between Monday 10th and Friday 14th December 2018. Mock exams will be available every day at our centre at 9.00 AM and 1.30 PM and exams completed during this week will be available at the reduced rate of £40 per paper – with professional marking and feedback (including an overall grade) provided back to students within seven days. All mock examinations are completed under exam conditions and are the ideal way to gauge progress and tailor your studies. Also, if you have not taken exams for a while (or at all) they provide valuable experience of working in timed conditions. Please contact us for further details regarding registration.
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Onscreen Functional Skills Mathematics tests will be available at our centre throughout December – including over the festive period – and we only require one week’s notice to make a booking. Interested students should contact us now to book their place. It only costs £99 to take the test and we can also provide intensive one-to-one tuition prior to the test to get students fully prepared.
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​​​​​​​We will be hosting examinations for various universities during December, including Aberdeen University, Strathclyde University, Queen Margaret University and Edinburgh Napier University. We take great pride in supporting these universities with their examinations. Students from other universities that are considering taking their examinations off-site should contact us – we are even happy to open our centre on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate these exams!

The registration deadline for the May / June 2019 examination series is Thursday 14th February; however, students can secure their place prior to Christmas with just an initial 15% deposit! This is highly recommended for students wishing to take GCSE Maths, where places are at a premium or students taking A-Level Sciences, as it helps to spread the cost of paying for the practical endorsements. Please contact us for further details regarding this payment option.

​​​​​​​Finally, for those students who sat examinations with us in the summer, we have now received most of the June 2018 exam certificates (we are just waiting on AQA). We will be contacting all students over the coming days asking for their postal preferences and begin the process of sending out the certificates on Friday. As we have over 350 certificates to send, we kindly ask all students to be patient with us, as it can take a few weeks for us to post them all. If you live local to our centre we recommend popping in anytime Monday to Friday between 8.30 and 4.30 to collect your certificates.
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24/07/18

It all started back on Monday 9th April with the GCSE Portuguese speaking assessment and ended on Tuesday 26th June with an A-Level Further Mathematics exam. During that period, we supported over 460 students with their written, oral and onscreen examinations; as well as their A-Level coursework assessment and practical endorsements. Students travelled to our Private Examination Centre in Bristol from across the UK and Channel Islands – as highlighted by the red dots on the map below.

Red dots on the United Kingdom Map representing students from across the country that came to 3A tutors

International students from Ireland, Spain, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Mexico, Kuwait and the UAE also travelled to our centre to sit their examinations.

The busiest session during the whole series was the morning of Thursday 7th June when we had 151 GCSE Maths and A-Level Biology students taking their examinations across two sites!

The A-Level Science practical endorsements were all completed at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol and were attended by 21 Biology students, 22 Chemistry students and 13 Physics students; and we are pleased to announce that all of them demonstrated the required standard across all the requirements of the CPAC and will receive a ‘Pass’ grade!

Of course, all students that sat their examinations will now eagerly be awaiting the release of their results. The various results publication dates have been confirmed as follows and all students will receive their results via email by 10.00 am (at the latest) on the applicable date: -

CIE IGCSE & A-Level Results: Tuesday 14th August
AQA, Edexcel, OCR & WJEC A-Level Results: Thursday 16th August
AQA, Edexcel, OCR & WJEC GCSE & IGCSE Results: Thursday 23rd August

Results will be supplied in the form of a Statement of Results, which will be attached to the email. Whilst this is not a formal certificate, it is the standard format for all results in the UK and will be accepted as such by colleges, universities and employers. Students that are unhappy or concerned with their results can contact us on the applicable day, either via phone or email; staff will be on hand from 8.30 to 4.30 to advise on all options available.

Final, formal certificates are provided by the examining boards later in the year – normally early November. We will re-contact all students once they are received, to confirm their postal details and preferences (certificates can also be collected in person).

Onscreen Functional Skills Mathematics tests will be available throughout the summer to students that require the qualification to secure their place at college or university. We offer these tests daily and generally only require one week’s notice to make a booking.

We would like to wish everyone an enjoyable summer!