Examinations Office


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

Book an exam as an ex-student or Private (External) candidate.


General questions answered

Exam Boards


Book an exam as a private (external) candidates including ex students

The College welcomes ex-students and private candidates for a wide range of A-Level and GCSE written examinations with any of the awarding organisations including Pearson International GCSE’s and Cambridge International IGCSE's. We are unable to accept applications for qualifications requiring internal assessment such as coursework or a practical unit; this includes A Level sciences and most languages.  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 2019 exam entry application

Applications for summer 2019 exams are now OPEN and close on 31 January 2019.

Please read our Information for Private Candidates 2018-2019

University admissions tests

We are now CLOSED for the current season of University Admissions tests.  Application for June 2019 STEP tests will open in the spring.


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.  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, January 2018 and uncollected from 2016 can be sent to you by special delivery on payment of a fee. CLICK HERE to open the application form. 
Certificates for summer 2018 will not be available until the end of the year.


Exam Boards