Examinations Office


The examinations office is open 11.15am-1.30pm Monday – Friday, during term time.
Telephone number 01223 278090  Email: exams@hillsroad.ac.uk

Private (External) candidates.


Resits for students

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Resits for students

Current and ex students may re-sit some exams taken the previous year.  Applications for summer 2018 exams have now CLOSED.  Applications for summer 2019 will open in late Autumn.

Private (external) candidates including ex students

The College welcomes private candidates for a wide range of written examinations for A Level and GCSE with any of the awarding organisations including Pearson International GCSE’s and Cambridge CIE. We are unable to accept applications for qualifications requiring internal assessment such as coursework, a controlled test, or a practical unit; this includes A Level sciences.  Private candidates are also welcome for BMAT, STEP or any other test from the Admissions Testing Service. National Extension College (NEC) students can take their exams at Hills Road, all arrangements must be made directly with the NEC. For further information please contact the Examinations office on 01223 278090 or email: exams@hillsroad.ac.uk  

Summer 2018 exam entry application

Applications for summer 2018 are now CLOSED. 

Please read our Information for Private Candidates

US College Board SAT Tests

The College is an international centre for the American US College Board SAT tests (Centre number 57128). The College only provides accommodation and invigilation to allow candidates to take the test.

Please note

All applications, administration and bookings can only be made with the US College Board, please see website http://sat.collegeboard.org/home
The College is unable to assist with any administrative arrangements.
Test day
Please see the Finding us page on this website.
Doors open at 7.45am.
The SAT usually finishes by 1.30pm.
All candidates MUST
Be registered in advance to take the test.
Show their entry voucher. (Clearly printed)
Show acceptable photographic ID e.g. Passport, EU National Identity Card, UK photographic drivers’ license. Other school or college issued ID cards may not be accepted unless the institution contacts us in advance of the test to make arrangements, contact exams@hillsroad.ac.uk

University admissions tests

Applications for BMAT and University Admissions tests in November will open in August.

 Applications for the STEP admissions test are now welcome for late entries until Thursday 10 May (noon).   OPEN (click)


Examination certificates are valuable documents as they are the official legal record and should be looked after very carefully.  We cannot provide a replacement. The Exam Boards have information on their websites about obtaining a certifying statement of results should you lose your certificate. They will charge a fee.  We no longer hold any pre-2015 certificates.  If you are unsure about which exam board to contact see https://www.gov.uk/replacement-exam-certificate/if-your-old-exam-board-no-longer-exists. 

Certificates from summer 2017 and uncollected from 2015-2016 can be sent to you by special delivery on payment of a fee. Complete the online form click here to OPEN the form. Please allow up to 28 days for despatch. 

We are unable to provide other collection dates until after the summer exams. 

We no longer hold uncollected pre-2015 certificates. 


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