Private Candidates FAQs
At Maple, we will do all we can to make the process simple and painless. Register early and ensure that you read the private candidates handbook which can be found on the websites of all the exam boards. We look forward to welcoming you to Maple.
When are the deadlines for private candidates this year?
January 2019 IGCSEs only: Register by 5pm October 12th 2018
Summer 2019: Register by 5pm February 1st 2019
Book an appointment and learn about our registration process here.
What documents do I need to bring with me?
You’ll need to register with proof of address such as a utility bill, photographic ID, and the completed forms 1 -4.
I want to resit an exam. Do you host practicals or coursework components for exams?
Unfortunately, we DO NOT offer practical or oral exams at our Centre.
Do you offer November exams?
No. We offer IGCSEs in January and and summer exams for Pearson, AQA and OCR.
Click on the following awarding bodies for qualifications and exam codes.
- Pearson’s qualifications and exam codes.
- OCR’s qualifications and exam codes.
- AQA’s qualifications and exam codes.
Where can I find my UCI number?
Private candidates need to know their UCI number if they have written an exam elsewhere in the past 5 years. The UCI is 13 characters in total – 12 digits and a letter on the end.
The best place to find this number is on your previous Statement of Results (or Statement of Entry). If in further doubt, you could call your previous exam centre if you are still not sure.
Do I have to register in person?
If you have not registered before at Maple Education, the law requires that new candidates register in person with photographic ID. That’s how we can be sure all your A* GCSE grades are from your dedication and hard work – not an alien pretending to be you.
What time do I have to arrive for exams?
You MUST arrive at the centre at NO LATER THAN 15 minutes before the start of the exam. Morning exams start at 9.00am prompt and students should therefore be seated for 8.55am. Afternoon exams start at 1.00 pm prompt and students should therefore be seated by 12.55pm.