Merit Tutors Ltd

Centre N0. 13289

Centre Address

54 Upton Lane, Forest Gate, London, E7 9LN

Telephone

Website

https://www.examcentrelondon.co.uk/

GCSE Subjects Offered

Ancient History
Arabic
Astronomy
Bengali
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Chinese
Citizenship Studies
Classical Civilisation
Classical Greek
Computer Science
Design & Technology
Drama & Theatre
Economics
English Language
English Literature
Film Studies
French
Geography
Geology
German
Greek
Gujarati
History
Italian
Japanese
Latin
Mathematics
Media Studies
Modern Hebrew
Panjabi
Persian
Physics
Polish
Portuguese
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian
Science
Sociology
Spanish
Statistics
Turkish
Urdu

GCSE Awarding Bodies

OCR
Pearson
AQA
WJEC Eduqas

Remote assessment?

This centre will conduct remote assessment

DfE Private Candidate Support Grant

This centre will claim the DfE Private Candidate Support Grant to avoid passing on extra costs to private candidates

This centre accepts pre-existing evidence based on the following:

Our approach to creating new evidence for private candidates is to first consult with the candidates themselves to understand their situation clearly. This will be achieved through individual remote video meetings such as formal Zoom calls and these calls will be recorded to ensure that all candidates receive the same amount of support. During the Zoom meeting, we will ask candidates a series of questions. We will find out what the candidate has covered during the academic year and what type of support they were given ヨ whether they were receiving private tuition or studying on their own. We will then ask them which topics they covered for the subject they will be sitting their exam on ヨ a member of staff will go through each topic to ensure that we understand the situation of the candidate fully. Furthermore, candidates will also be assured about additional support they may require such as extra time. We will also make arrangements for speaking and listening exams where necessary. We will also make candidates aware that we are conducting examinations at our centre and invite them to either attend our centre for their exams, or complete the exam through a Zoom call where they will be monitored throughout. After gathering this data, we will determine whether the candidate is capable of sitting the entire paper (this applies for candidates who have understood and revised the entire content of the syllabus) or whether we are required to provide the candidate with an adjusted paper that includes only the topics they have studied. We will then provide the candidates with a date where they can attend our exam centre to sit the exam. The exam paper which they will complete will either be a full past paper (an unreleased paper which is not available to candidates), or a newly generated paper which includes topics the candidates have studied. The newly generated papers will particular topics will be created with the support of the exam board and our centre will welcome any and all support from the exam board to ensure that all candidates are received fairly. All candidates will be sitting their examinations in May and these exams will be marked and graded as soon as possible. Candidates who have completed assessments with their private tutors and have also completed examinations with our centre will be monitored to ensure there is not a vast difference in their grades. If there is a significant difference, those candidates will be required to sit an additional exam at our centre on the first week of June. For candidates sitting the exams at our centre, we will ensure that they are provided with the correct exam paper which is suited to their ability as well as any other necessary support. The exams will be completed under controlled conditions to ensure that students are not facing distractions during their exam which could impact their grade. For candidates completing exams remotely, we will only make the exam paper accessible for said students 10 minutes prior to the exam. This will ensure that students do not have time to prepare answers for the exam questions. We will ask candidates to enter a Zoom call prior to receiving access to the paper and they will be monitored throughout the process to ensure that they are following the regulations. They will be required to keep their cameras and microphones on at all times to ensure they are not receiving additional support. After the exam is completed, candidates will have 10 minutes to send us a digital copy of their answer paper. They will then have to send the physical copy of the answer paper to us via post and we will ensure that no adjustments have been made. We will then mark the candidateメs paper and provide them with a grade. The marking and grading at our centre will be completed straight after the exams are completed in May. The initial assessor will mark and provide the candidates with a grade. Then there will be a grade moderation process for all exams to ensure that the exam papers have been marked and graded accurately. After this, the grades will be provided to the exams officer for a grade validation process where the exams officer will check thoroughly and ensure that all candidates are graded accurately. The exams officer will work alongside the head of centre to ensure that the grades for all candidates have been recorded accurately. Finally, the exams officer will submit the grade to the exam board by June 15th.

GCE Subjects Offered

Accounting
Ancient History
Arabic
Art & Design
Bengali
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Chinese
Classical Civilisation
Classical Greek
Computer Science
Design & Technology
Drama & Theatre
Economics
English Language
English Literature
English Language & Literature
French
Further Mathematics
Geography
German
Government & Politics
Greek
Gujarati
History
History of Art
Italian
Japanese
Latin
Law
Mathematics
Media Studies
Modern Hebrew
Panjabi
Persian
Philosophy
Physics
Polish
Portuguese
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Turkish
Urdu

GCE Awarding Bodies

OCR
Pearson
AQA
WJEC Eduqas

Remote assessment?

This centre will conduct remote assessment

DfE Private Candidate Support Grant

This centre will claim the DfE Private Candidate Support Grant to avoid passing on extra costs to private candidates

This centre accepts pre-existing evidence based on the following:

Our approach to creating new evidence for private candidates is to first consult with the candidates themselves to understand their situation clearly. This will be achieved through individual remote video meetings such as formal Zoom calls and these calls will be recorded to ensure that all candidates receive the same amount of support. During the Zoom meeting, we will ask candidates a series of questions. We will find out what the candidate has covered during the academic year and what type of support they were given ヨ whether they were receiving private tuition or studying on their own. We will then ask them which topics they covered for the subject they will be sitting their exam on ヨ a member of staff will go through each topic to ensure that we understand the situation of the candidate fully. Furthermore, candidates will also be assured about additional support they may require such as extra time. We will also make arrangements for speaking and listening exams where necessary. We will also make candidates aware that we are conducting examinations at our centre and invite them to either attend our centre for their exams, or complete the exam through a Zoom call where they will be monitored throughout. After gathering this data, we will determine whether the candidate is capable of sitting the entire paper (this applies for candidates who have understood and revised the entire content of the syllabus) or whether we are required to provide the candidate with an adjusted paper that includes only the topics they have studied. We will then provide the candidates with a date where they can attend our exam centre to sit the exam. The exam paper which they will complete will either be a full past paper (an unreleased paper which is not available to candidates), or a newly generated paper which includes topics the candidates have studied. The newly generated papers will particular topics will be created with the support of the exam board and our centre will welcome any and all support from the exam board to ensure that all candidates are received fairly. All candidates will be sitting their examinations in May and these exams will be marked and graded as soon as possible. Candidates who have completed assessments with their private tutors and have also completed examinations with our centre will be monitored to ensure there is not a vast difference in their grades. If there is a significant difference, those candidates will be required to sit an additional exam at our centre on the first week of June. For candidates sitting the exams at our centre, we will ensure that they are provided with the correct exam paper which is suited to their ability as well as any other necessary support. The exams will be completed under controlled conditions to ensure that students are not facing distractions during their exam which could impact their grade. For candidates completing exams remotely, we will only make the exam paper accessible for said students 10 minutes prior to the exam. This will ensure that students do not have time to prepare answers for the exam questions. We will ask candidates to enter a Zoom call prior to receiving access to the paper and they will be monitored throughout the process to ensure that they are following the regulations. They will be required to keep their cameras and microphones on at all times to ensure they are not receiving additional support. After the exam is completed, candidates will have 10 minutes to send us a digital copy of their answer paper. They will then have to send the physical copy of the answer paper to us via post and we will ensure that no adjustments have been made. We will then mark the candidateメs paper and provide them with a grade. The marking and grading at our centre will be completed straight after the exams are completed in May. The initial assessor will mark and provide the candidates with a grade. Then there will be a grade moderation process for all exams to ensure that the exam papers have been marked and graded accurately. After this, the grades will be provided to the exams officer for a grade validation process where the exams officer will check thoroughly and ensure that all candidates are graded accurately. The exams officer will work alongside the head of centre to ensure that the grades for all candidates have been recorded accurately. Finally, the exams officer will submit the grade to the exam board by June 15th.