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Former students sitting exams at the school

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Last updated on 11 October 2017
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What do we do if a former student wants to re-sit an exam with us? The former student would be a private candidate in this situation. We look at taking private candidates, including fees, and relay advice from one of our associate education experts on this issue.

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  1. 1 Schools decide whether to accept private candidates
  2. 2 Things to consider
  3. 3 Information from exam boards

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