Home Education: Exam Centres, Access Arrangements,Tutor Groups and Courses

Here is some information about exams, courses, classes and tutor groups, which I hope will be of interest to home educating families. I have mainly focused on services provided by home educators for home educators.


Faregos Exam Centre in Fareham Hampshire is run by home educators.

October/November exams at Faregos

a) Cambridge (CIE) IGCSE/O/A levels in October/November 2016
b) GCSE maths entries November 2016 (PLEASE CHECK Ofqual restrictions for who can make use of the November sitting, more details  here via this page)

Please email exams@faregos.org to request a form

Access Arrangements at Faregos

Access arrangements are for students who because of medical or learning difficulties need help such as extra time to sit exams. To obtain access arrangements the exam centre must paint a picture of need to JCQ  or to the awarding body (exam board).

A picture of need must be built up from the candidate’s “normal way of working” as well as any additional supporting evidence in the form of a specialist report, medical diagnosis, statement of SEN or EHCP.

Some parents spend £500 on a long report which may not have the correct information. Please note that you need a very specific type of proof for exams, not just for example a report saying your child has dyslexia.

Faregos Exam Centre deals with access arrangements in two ways.

1/ Candidates who would be at least in Y9 if they were at school and who ALREADY have written evidence of need are requested to sign up for an assessment session at Faregos with a qualified assessor. The first assessment session (for exams in Summer 2017) will take place in late September 2016. Please contact head@faregos.org

2/ Candidates starting from scratch who don’t have written evidence are offered low cost preliminary screening, to see if it is worth parents committing to pay the full assessment fee. The first preliminary screening session will take place in October 2016. Please contact head@faregos.org


North Hants Home Educators NHHE

Tadley (Hampshire, Berkshire border near Reading)






Religious Studies – Ethics and Philosophy  Monday 10 – 12 approx £6 per session
Exam: Summer 2017

New syllabus Maths Monday 10 – 12  approx £6 per session
Exam: Summer 2017

Chemistry  Monday 11 – 12 approx £6 per session
Exam: Summer 2017

Biology Monday 1-3  approx £6 per session
Exam: Summer 2017


Environmental Management  Tuesday 9.30 -11  approx £6 per session
Exam: Summer 2017

Drama  Tuesday 10 – 12  approx £10 per session
Exam: Summer 2017

Physics Tuesday  10 – 11 £6 per session                                                                                       Exam: Summer 2017

English Language Tuesday 11-12  approx £6 per session
Exam: Summer 2017

English Literature Tuesday 1.00 – 3.00 approx £6 per session
Exam: Summer 2017

At key stage 3 – approx age 11 – 14 – Tadley is also offering Art, Foundation level maths, Stone Carving, British Sign Language, Hair and Nails [with Arts Award] Science, Sewing, Classical Civilisation, Earth Science, ICT [ECDL course] English Lang, Drama, Lamda, Egg Tempura Painting and Dance – classes between £4 – 5 per session


Echo Education

Qualified teachers, Sam Martell and Clare Patrick have 25 years home educating experience and offer science courses for KS3 and IGCSEs. Echo has also just added History and Maths IGCSE, for information about course tutors click here


Catherine Mooney

Catherine Mooney IGCSE English Courses
Catherine has home educated her own son and worked as a private tutor as well as lecturing with the Open University. Read more about the course tutors Catherine, Bobbie and Heather here


All Ways Educating based in Waltham Abbey in Essex is organised by Debbie Towns who has 14 years of experience of home educating her own children. It’s a great way to meet people from all different areas who come to the club, sometimes travelling long distances.


Tutors and Exams

Tutors and Exams, Coventry is a home-ed friendly exam centre which offers some November sittings. For more details about access arrangements at Tutors and Exams, click here http://www.tutorsandexams.uk/exam-centre/access-arrangements  http://www.tutorsandexams.uk/exam-centre/application-form-and-payment

Open day Saturday September 3rd https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tutors-exams-home-ed-open-morning-tickets-23114227276?ref=estw



See also http://he-exams.wikia.com/wiki/CorrespondenceCourses for information about  distance learning providers such as Oxford Home Schooling , NEC, Wolsey Hall, Little Arthur and Northstar

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