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


University Assessment Tests (BMAT/TSA/STEP etc.)

Private/external candidates

Resits for college students

US University SAT Tests

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Exam Boards

Resits for College students

Current students may re-sit some exams taken the previous year.  

Private candidates (and former 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 

Applications for late entries for summer 2017examinations have now CLOSED. Applications for GCSE resits and CIE autumn exams will open in August.  Please note that we can only offer a limited range of CIE subjects.
Applications for Pearson January 2018 IGCSE exams will open in August.
Applications for Summer 2018 exams will open in October and close in January 2018.

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 STEP tests in June 2017 are now closed.  Applications for BMAT and University Admissions tests in November will open in July.

Exam certificates

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. 

The FINAL opportunity to collect certificates before the end of the academic year will be between 4-12 July. You may still book and pay for your certificate to be sent by secure post. Click here to open the form. Please note that this may take us up to 28 days depending on how busy we are.
IMPORTANT NOTICE. Certificates from 2015 that remain uncollected will be destroyed.

Exam Boards