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External Candidates

Here at Connell Sixth Form College we have an excellent reputation for academic success and  an outstanding record of student support.  We are committed to ensuring that you receive the very best support with your exams.  Our dedicated examinations team are here to provide the best experience through the most difficult time of your studies.

Situated just 2 miles from Manchester City Centre there are excellent public transport links to the College and if travelling by car the College has its own car park.

Our comfortable Refectory and Costa Coffee are the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate before your exams.

Before you make your application

Before you make your application you should make sure that you have obtained the specification for the qualification(s) you are taking.  These can be acquired from the awarding body and will provide you with any information relevant to the exams you will be taking.


On application  we require two forms of ID. One form of photographic ID, eg driving licence or passport and one other form of ID showing address eg bank statement or utility bill


You can pay by cash, cheque ¬†or bank transfer.¬† All payments¬† must be made in full at the time of application.¬† Cheques are made payable to ¬†‚ÄėConnell Sixth Form College‚Äô.¬†¬† Fees are non-returnable.

Fees are outlined below

Level Boards Price Notes
A-Level AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC  (CIE please check for prices) £75 per unit* Written exams only *(please note new reformed AS qualifications involve 2 exam units, the fee charged is per unit i.e., 2 x £75 = £150 for a full AS qualification).
GCSE AQA, Edexcel or OCR £100 per subject Linear only, no modular GCSEs.
iGCSE/O’level Edexcel/AQA or  CIE £125 per subject£175 per subject Рdouble award Written exams only  

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Please complete the above application form in full before the deadline and submit along with appropriate fees and copies of two forms of ID either by email to Julie Howarth, Exams Officer at or by post to:

Exams Department

Connell Sixth Form College

301 Alan Turing Way


M11 3BS

Please be aware that if we receive an incomplete application form or incorrect fees, we will be required to return your application and will not be able to continue with the process until we receive the missing information.  If we receive an application after the Application Deadline, we will be unable to enter you for your exams.

Application Deadlines

November Series (resits only)  20th September (CIE deadline 15th September)

June Series 12th February

Please ensure that your application form is completed in full and fees paid before this deadline. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

If you have any queries about examinations at Connell Sixth Form College, please do not hesitate to contact Julie on the email address shown above or by telephone 0161 231 9200.