Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about the services we provide? Find answers to our frequently asked questions below
Q. Where is your examination centre based?
A. We are based solely in Bristol (South-West England), although our students travel to us from across the UK. For the academic year 2018/19, over 60% of all our students came from outside Bristol, travelling an average of 69 miles to take their examinations.
International students from Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Malta and Zambia visited us to sit their examinations.
Q. Do I need to study a course or receive tuition from 3A Tutors Ltd to sit examinations at your centre?
A. You do not need to study a course or receive any tuition from us to sit examinations at our centre; you can simply study independently (either self-study or study through a distance learning provider) and attend at our centre on the relevant examination dates.
Q. I’m interested in having some tuition, how long does it take for you to appoint a tutor?
Q. Do I need the GCSE to take the A Level?
Q. I wish to take some GCSE/IGCSE qualifications. Which would you recommend?
Q. Do you offer GCSE and A-Level Modern Foreign Language oral examinations?
Q. Do you offer Functional Skills English exams?
Q. Which admissions tests are available at your centre?
A. We are able to support the following admissions tests: –
BMAT, STEP, MAT, TMUA, ELAT, TSA, University of Cambridge Pre-Interview Assessments (AHAA, CTMUA, ECAA, ENGAA, GAA, LAA, NSAA, PBSAA) and University of Oxford Admissions Tests (CAT, GAT, HAT, MLAT, OLAT, PAT, PHIL).
Unfortunately we are currently unable to offer AP and SAT examinations.
Q. What is the difference between a ‘course’ and an ‘examination’?
Courses involve regular group lessons that are structured and teach you the skills and topics you need to take an examination. The examination is then taken at the end of the course. If you want to be taught the material for the examinations, our fast track courses are ideal.
Examinations are the final assessments by which you gain a qualification. If you do not require any teaching and just want to sit the examination, you can do this by registering as a private candidate. Of course, you can still request some one-to-one tuition to help you prepare, if needed. –
Q. Are there any age restrictions for taking examinations at your centre?
Q. How do I register for examinations?
Q. How do I pay for my examinations?
Q. How many qualifications can I take at once?
Q. Do you offer any discounts to students that take multiple examinations?
Q. When can I take my examinations?
Q. Can I choose what day I take my examinations?
Q. When will I receive my examination dates?
Q. Do I need to attend all dates listed on my Statement of Entry?
A. It is vitally important that you attend all the examination dates listed on your Statement of Entry.
Q. What time do exams start?
Q. What if I have two examinations scheduled for the same time?
Q. When do your Modern Foreign Language oral examinations take place?
Students taking CAIE IGCSE and A-Level Modern Foreign Languages in the October/November examination series will take their oral examinations in October, these dates will be confirmed in late-September.
Q. Are there any hotels near the exam centre?
Q. How will I receive my exam results / when will I receive my certificate?
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