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GCSE examination entries for external candidates

We offer the Edexcel linear specification 1MA1 (graded 9-1) in Mathematics: We do not accept any applications from Private (External) Candidates for AQA, OCR and WJEC GCSE examinations in any subject;  for Edexcel GCSE, we will only consider applications for the Mathematics specification mentioned above - no other Mathematics examinations (for example, modular) and no examinations in other subjects.

IGCSE examination entries for external candidates

We do not accept Private Candidates for Cambridge International (CIE) examinations. 

Applications will be considered for Edexcel IGCSE examinations only, in the subjects shown in the tables below.  

MAY / JUNE 2018

  4BI0 Biology                                       
  4BS0 Business Studies  
  4CH0 Chemistry  
  4EC0 Economics  
  4EA1 English Language A - FIRST sitting (graded 9-1)  
  4EB1 English Language B - FIRST sitting (graded 9-1)                                   
  4ES0 English as a Second Language  
  4ET1 English Literature - FIRST sitting (graded 9-1)  
  4PM0 Further Pure Mathematics  
  4GE0 Geography  
  4HI0 History  
  4HB0 Human Biology  
  4MA1 Mathematics - FIRST sitting (graded 9-1)                                    
  4PH0 Physics  
  4RS0 Religious Studies  



  4BI0 Biology  - FINAL sitting                                     
  4CH0 Chemistry - FINAL sitting  
  4EC0 Economics  
  4EA1 English Language A    
  4EB1 English Language B   
  4ET1 English Literature   
  4PM0 Further Pure Mathematics  
  4HB0 Human Biology  
  4MA1 Mathematics                                       
  4PH0 Physics - FINAL sitting                                 

Note: for English Language 4EA1, we will only accept candidates taking the written papers 1 and 2; applications from candidates requesting paper 3 (coursework) will not be considered. 



Exam registration for May/June 2018 examinations is now closed. All registered candidates should have received their May/June 2018 Statement of Entry by now.



Registrations will commence from Wednesday 29th August 2018; full details will be posted here in due course.



Registrations will commence from Wednesday 29th August 2018; full details will be posted here in due course.



Please read our TERMS AND CONDITIONS for potential Private (External) Candidates BEFORE making an application. When you register, you will be asked to sign a declaration to the effect that you have understood the Terms and Conditions, in particular that there will be no refund of entry fees in the event of subsequent cancellation.

If you are applying to be a Private (External) Candidate for the first time at David Game College, you will need to come to the college to register in person;  we do not do remote registrations for new private candidates (unknown to us) living outside London or overseas.

Times of registrations of entries for November 2018 & January 2019 GCSE / IGCSE examinations are as follows:  

To book an appointment please email or call 020 7221 6665

Week commencing Wednesday 29th August 2018 :

Monday 27 August BANK HOLIDAY
Tuesday 28 August CLOSED
Wednesday 29 August APPOINTMENT ONLY
Thursday 30 August APPOINTMENT ONLY

Week commencing Monday 3rd September 2018  - times for exam registration will be posted here in due course. The above table is updated every Friday, showing the registrations times for the following week.

You should go to the ground floor Reception  and ask for an entry form for private candidates - please make it clear which level you are applying for (GCSE / IGCSE) so that you are given the correct entry form.  One of the examinations team will then check the details on the form (correct codes, documentation etc) and will register the entry if everything is in order.  For students aged up to and including 18 only, it is permissible for the student's parent or guardian to come in without the student as long as all the required documentation - including correct entry codes - is brought in.

Please bring with you your most recent official Statement(s) of Results.  If you have more than one (eg one from AQA, one from Edexcel) it is important that you show us all of them, even if they relate to subjects you will not be taking in your future examinations.  This is to enable us to check your Unique Candidate Identifier (UCI) and to resolve any associated problems (for example, if your previous school or college has made the mistake of allocating you a new UCI when you already had one from elsewhere).

Note: if you have never taken a GCSE / IGCSE / AS / A level examination before (and hence do not have a Statement of Results from a previous examination session), please do not worry - just mention this to our examinations team when you come in to register and they will allocate you a UCI number.  The same applies to mature students who last took a public examination ten or more years ago.  It is vital that you tell us if you already have a UCI number allocated by another school or college, and provide documentary evidence verifying that UCI number.

When you come in to register for examinations, please bring with you:

  1. two passport-sized photographs
  2. a photocopy (not the document itself) of one of the following forms of identity:
    i. passport page showing personal data and photograph
    ii. driving licence showing photograph
    iii. any other photographic proof of identity
  3. your most recent examination Statement(s) of Results as explained above

Please do NOT bring payment with you when you come to register for your examinations; once we have verified all your documentation, we will give you an invoice which will explain how you need to pay via online banking. This invoice must be settled no later than the following working day.

Note: under no circumstances will we accept first time applications solely by telephone or e-mail - the student (or parent/guardian in the case of students aged up to and including 18) must come into our examinations office to register.  Students living outside London are advised to look for centres closer to home, although if you are able to travel to London in person to register we will of course consider the application. 

For students who have already taken examinations as a private candidate in a previous session at David Game College (and hence whose details we already have), applications may be made by sending an e-mail containing precise details of the examinations required to the Examinations Officer at

quoting your 4-digit candidate number in the subject field.  A reply will be sent explaining how payment may be made over the telephone.

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