Ric Examhall

External Candidates

We have many years of experience as an examination centre and we welcome applications from external/private candidates. All examinations take place in our main college buildings in Rochester. There are two dedicated exam halls and private rooms for candidates who need this facility.

The College is located 37 minutes by train from Central London and so is an option for students based in London looking for a private exam centre to enter as an external candidate.

We appreciate that taking examinations, especially in an unfamiliar setting can be very stressful and so we will do everything we can to ensure that the process is hassle-free and that candidates are made to feel welcome and relaxed when they come to us.

Some external candidates opt to take an Easter revision course or private tuition at RIC to help ensure they are properly prepared for their papers.

We can sometimes accommodate candidates who need to submit coursework or complete oral or practical work at RIC. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Examination boards

RIC accepts private candidates for the following examination boards:

AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance)
OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations)

Fees Examination only (no tuition)

GCSE per subject £240
A level per subject £440
Language controlled assessments £200


Language Oral Examinations £125
Practicals £350
Coursework handling charge £35

How to register as an external candidate

Please call us on 01634 828115 or email [email protected] for more information. Once you have completed and returned the registration form, we will handle the entry process for you, contact you with your results and send you your certificates.

Please note:
Late applications will be subject to additional late fees.

Supplements will be charged for special arrangements and exam concessions such as separate rooms, readers and scribes, extra time and use of a laptop.

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