Examination Information

Examination Venues

The following locations are being used for the GCSE and GCE examinations this Summer:

  • Carriage Shop – The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Derby, DE24 8JE
  • Joseph Wright Common Room – Joseph Wright Centre, Cathedral Road, Derby, DE1 3PA
  • Various Joseph Wright rooms – Joseph Wright Centre, Cathedral Road, Derby, DE1 3PA
  • Sports Hall and rooms - Johnson Building – Locomotive Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8PU
  • Various Rooms - Ilkeston Campus – 2 Pimlico, Ilkeston, DE7 5JS
  • Various Rooms - Roundhouse Campus– Roundhouse Rd, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE

Please note the number to call for advice and help is 0800 028 0289.

External Candidates at Derby College

Derby College are now accepting external candidates for public examinations. This is an exam only service for candidates not enrolled with the College.

The offer is exclusive to written and online examinations that already form part of the college curriculum. It does not include any of the following:

  • Coursework/Controlled Assessment
  • Practical exams
  • Science ISAs
  • Written exams that include a practical element

As well as above, the service does not include: access to any tuition, college resources or additional learning support. If you have previously received Access Arrangements as part of you examination entitlement this will not be available to you as part of this service.

If you need more information please contact the exams department by completing the enquiry form

Examination Fees

GCSE (Linear)£80 per subject
A Levels (4 unit model)£80 per A Level unit
A Levels (6 unit model)£60 per A Level unit

Onscreen tests - Varies per test – please complete the enquiry form stating the exam required and we will contact you to discuss costs/availability.

These fees cover the awarding body entry costs, rooming, invigilation and all administration relating to the qualification including processing and posting results and certificates.

All fees are non-refundable once the awarding body entry has been processed.

How to Apply

Applications can be requested by completing the enquiry form or alternatively one can be collected from any Derby college reception area Contact Us. The application form will need to be completed and brought to a college reception and payment will also be taken at this time. To complete this application you will need access to your examination details from a previous centre (normally your school or college), these can normally be found on your most recent results sheet.

Application deadlines – 2016

For more information on when your examination is available please refer to the examination board websites:





Exam session Exams availableDeadline for application
June 2016GCSEs 8th February 2016
June 2016 A Level 8th February 2016

On screen exams will be discussed with you once an application has been received.

Once your application has been processed we will contact you with confirmation and details of your exam dates, times and venues. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure availability at the times of examinations. These dates are set by the examination boards and cannot be changed by Derby College.

All application enquiries should be submitted via the enquiry form below

Examination Enquiry

If you have an enquiry regarding examinations, then please fill out the form below:

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