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Information for External Candidates

Our applications for the GCSE/AS/A Level Exams are now live. All external candidates sit exams at Strode’s College.*

*Please note: We do not offer IGCSE/NEA for any subject/Science practical/Spoken Component for languages. Also, no Exams Access Arrangements are offered to External Candidates.


External exam candidates

We welcome external exam candidates. From home-schooled students taking their first GCSEs to those who need to sit exams for university applications or to help them in their careers. We offer GCSEs and A Levels in most subjects and also consider applications for vocational and functional skills exams. Please contact us for more information or 01753 793 286

Contact details

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, 18thJanuary 2023 at 12pm.

Windsor Forest Colleges Group is pleased to welcome external candidates for the following examinations:

  • GCSE

Offered by the following exam boards

  • Pearson/Edexcel
  • AQA
  • OCR
  • WJEC
Strodes College building.
Map showing directions to Strode's College

External Examination Fees

We charge £150 admin fee per exam plus exam entry fee per awarding body.

Please click on the names of the awarding bodies below to find out exam entry fee.

How to register

When you register, you will be asked to sign a declaration to the effect that you have understood the Terms and Conditions linked below.

To process your application, we ask that you fill in the External Candidates Online Application Form 2022/23 linked below.

Strodes College building.
Map showing directions to Strode's College

Exam entry codes

The following linked documents list the entry codes for all series in the 2022/23 academic year. Please click on the awarding body names below to access the entry codes.

Online Application Form – External Exam Candidates

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact exams on