A private candidate is someone who takes an examination or assessment at an approved examination centre but studies independently.
They may be, for example, a part-time student, someone taking a distance learning course or someone being tutored privately.
We want as many private candidates as possible to get the results you need this summer to move on to the next stage of your education or employment.
To determine your teacher assessed grades, private candidates were assessed on a range of evidence, in a similar way to other students. Centres had considerable flexibility to determine the appropriate range of evidence for you. Centres that assessed private students had flexibility to select evidence which reflected your particular circumstances, including the content you had covered in your studies. The list of centres which accepted private candidates is on the JCQ website.
You can find details of fees in the OCR fees list. These fees should be treated as an indication only. Although your centre will charge you the relevant fees for the cost of the assessments you are taking, they may also charge an administrative fee. These vary from centre to centre, so you will need to clarify this with the exams officer at your centre.