Summer 2024 Exam Results

When are results available?

Results for all Summer 2024 GCSE, IGCSE, O Level, AS and A-Level Exams will be available in August:

  • Tuesday 13th August 2024 Cambridge International Exams IGCSE, O Level, AS and A Level results
  • Thursday 15th August 2024 – AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas AS and A Level results
  • Thursday 22nd August 2024 – AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas GCSE and IGCSE results

How do I receive my results?

If you registered for Exams with us, there are a few ways that you can obtain your results on the appropriate day(s).

  1. Telephone our office on +44 1625 501440 and we will tell you your results. Statements of Results will be posted to candidates on the afternoon of results day and should be with you the following day.
  2.  Visit the college from 9am and collect your Statement of Results on the appropriate day(s).
  3. Simply wait to receive your Statement of Results in the post.

When will I receive my exam certificate?

Certificates for summer exams are issued to us from the Exam Boards towards the end of the year, typically in October or November. As soon as they are received in the College, we dispatch them using the Royal Mail’s Signed For postal service to the address you have provided to us with your initial application. Please ensure that you inform us of any changes in your address.

We wish you the best of luck and look forward to speaking to you on results day!

Useful information about Exam Days at MTC

Useful Information About Exam Days.

Where will my exam be held?

Examinations with Macclesfield Tutorial College are hosted either at The College itself (20 Cumberland Street, SK10 1DD) or the nearby Macclesfield Masonic Hall (1 Riseley Street, SK10 1BW.)  In advance of the day of your exam(s), you will be notified if your exam will take place at the Masonic Hall, otherwise all exams will be at The College.  Both venues are close to Macclesfield’s mainline rail station and Macclesfield’s town centre.

If your exam is at The College there is a pay and display carpark (Jordangate) a five-minute walk away.

If your exam is at Macclesfield Masonic Hall, it is just a short walk from The College.  There is a pay and display carpark (Whalley Hayes) a five-minute walk away.

What time should I arrive?

You will receive a Statement of Entry confirming dates of your examinations.

For morning exams please arrive at your exam location by 08.30.

For afternoon exams please arrive at your exam location by 12.30.

Delays.

If you are delayed on your way to an examination, please call the College to advise on 01625 501440.  Exam Boards may not mark papers for late arrivals so please arrive promptly for all exams.

ID.

Photo ID must be shown for each examination.  This is an exam board requirement.  ID will be checked by MTC staff for each exam.

No waiting area.          

We do not provide a waiting area for students’ friends and family. Lessons continue at MTC throughout the term and due to data protection and the sensitivity of our work, we cannot accommodate students’ friends and family inside the College building nor the Masonic Hall.  Please arrange a meeting point for all exam drop offs and pick ups.

Signing in and out & emergency procedures.

For safety and fire regulations, please ensure that a member of MTC staff has both signed you in and out of the building.  If an alarm goes off during your exam – follow the invigilator’s instructions.  You must not remove your exam papers from the exam room.

What can I take into the exam room?

Students are not permitted to wear wristwatches in the exam room.  Clocks are provided in each room.

Phones must be switched off and handed to staff, along with all personal items for safekeeping – they must not go into the exam room.

A black pen and pencils can be taken into the exam room, along with a ruler and eraser and any necessary mathematics equipment – if you are using a pencil case it must be see-through.  For exams where calculators are allowed, all calculator cases must be removed.  If you need any additional stationery, please raise your hand and an Invigilator will assist you.

Water in a clear bottle with a lid (no labels) can be taken in to the exam room.  Food cannot be taken in to the exam room, except with prior permission.

Check your paper – student responsibility.

There are occasions where more than one exam subject will be taken in the same room.  Invigilators work carefully to ensure the correct paper is given to you.  It is then the Student’s responsibility to then check the subject, tier and board of the paper they have been given. 

Make sure you write your name, Candidate Number and Centre Number on every exam paper you complete.  Ask an invigilator if you do not know this information.

Illness and bathroom requests.

If you feel unwell or need to use the bathroom during an exam, please raise your hand to ask an invigilator if you can leave the exam room.

Access Arrangements.

Make sure the appropriate information is given to you if you have an agreed Access Arrangement, such as needing extra time to complete your exam.

Finishing an exam.

Make sure you wait until the invigilator gives you permission to leave the exam room. Do not leave the exam with any exam materials. This is considered malpractice and could impact the security of exams and mean you may not receive a grade. Please remember not to share anything about the content of your exam on social media. Again, this is considered malpractice and you may be investigated.  When leaving your exam and the building, please do so quietly to respect ongoing examinations. 

Further reading.

JCQ (AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas & OCR) have a full list of instructions for exam day via the following link:

https://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/information-for-candidates-documents

CIE offer further information via the following link:

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/exam-administration/what-to-expect-on-exams-day

Best of luck from all the team at Macclesfield Tutorial College.

Being a Private Exam Candidate

The typical path to UK education involves enrolling in school, college, or university.  Exams are a common part of the learning process and overseen by a place of education.

More students are choosing not to take this conventional route and to instead study independently and enter exams as “private exam candidates”.

Being a private exam candidate usually means that you’re pursuing your education independently of a school or college setting.  This might be’s for personal development, career advancement, or other reasons.

The motivations behind the decision for independent study vary.  Some students may be home schooled, others may seek to enhance their qualifications or acquire new skills as a mature student.  Others may learn a new subject for fun.  Private exam candidates are typically self-motivated individuals who value autonomy and flexibility in their learning journey.

One of the significant advantages of being a private exam candidate is the flexibility it offers. Students can choose when and where to study.  They can adapt their learning to their own pace and preferences. This personalised approach to education allows them to delve deeper into subjects that interest them and spend less time on material they’ve already mastered.

It may appear daunting to enter exams as a private candidate.  Navigating the administration of applying for exams does require planning.  MTC is here to help make the process as transparent and pain-free as possible.

We have a wealth of information on our website to help you make the right decisions and to ensure that you understand what’s required of you throughout the process. There is a lot to take in so please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions or would benefit from a discussion with one of our staff about your options.

When private candidates successfully complete their exams, the sense of achievement is immense. They have overcome numerous obstacles and challenges to reach their goals. Their accomplishments are a testament to their dedication and resilience.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Why do I need GCSE Maths?

Students know that having a GCSE Maths qualification opens up a wide range of opportunities for further education and career prospects. Many universities and employers require a minimum level of Maths qualifications, and GCSE Maths is often a prerequisite for advanced courses or job applications. By attaining a pass in GCSE Maths, you are increasing your chances of accessing higher education and securing better job prospects.

But why is Maths deemed to be so important in the academic world?

Maths is not just another subject to learn in school or college; it is a vital tool that helps us navigate through our daily lives and to make sense of the world around us. From simple tasks like calculating food expenses to more complex activities like managing household finances, understanding mathematical concepts is essential.

With a good understanding of Maths, you will be better equipped to make informed decisions throughout your life.  When calculating the distance between two locations, determining the quickest route for a car journey, or figuring out the best deals while browsing holidays, Maths helps you to find the best available options.

Maths is also vital for personal financial management. From budgeting to investing, understanding mathematical concepts is crucial for making wise financial decisions. It helps us calculate interest rates, understand loan terms for a car or a mortgage, and helps us to analyse investment opportunities. Without basic Maths skills, it would be challenging to manage our finances effectively.

A GCSE in Maths is not just a subject for academic purposes, it is a valuable skill set that can benefit you in many ways.

Whether you pursue a career in a Maths-related field or not, the knowledge and skills gained from studying GCSE Maths will enhance your problem-solving abilities and open up doors to various opportunities throughout life.

Autumn 2023 Exam Results

When are results available?

Results for all Autumn 2023 Exams will be available in January 2024:

  • Wednesday 10th January 2024 Cambridge International Exams AS and A Level results
  • Thursday 11th January 2024 – AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas GCSE results
  • Thursday 18th January 2024 – Cambridge International Exams IGCSE results
  • Thursday 25th January 2024 Edexcel IGCSE results

How do I receive my results?

If you registered for Exams with us, there are a few ways that you can obtain your results on the appropriate day(s).

  1. Telephone our office on +44 1625 501440 and we will tell you your results. Statements of Results will be posted to candidates on the afternoon of results day and should be with you the following day.
  2.  Visit the college from 9am and collect your Statement of Results on the appropriate day(s).
  3. Simply wait to receive your Statement of Results in the post.

When will I receive my exam certificate?

Certificates for exams are issued to us from the Exam Boards approximately ten weeks after results days. As soon as they are received in the College, we dispatch them using the Royal Mail’s Signed For postal service to the address you have provided to us with your initial application. Please ensure that you inform us of any changes in your address.

We wish you the best of luck and look forward to speaking to you on results day!

Online & Face-to-face tuition at MTC

Online or face-to-face tuition?

At Macclesfield Tutorial College we offer both online and face-to-face tuition.  We know that learners have different styles and that some prefer one option over the other.  There are points to consider when making an informed decision about what might be best for you.

 

  1. What is your learning style?

Whilst some students thrive in face-to-face settings with direct interaction with a teacher, others are more comfortable learning independently online and in their own environment.

 

  1. How busy is your schedule?

Online tuition can offer great flexibility and convenience. Students can access lessons from anywhere with an internet connection.  Online learning is a good option for those with busy schedules and other commitments outside their learning.

 

  1. Does social interaction matter to you?

Think about the importance of social interaction in your learning journey. Face-to-face tuition allows for in-person social interaction, which can be valuable for some students but less important to others.

 

  1. Does your subject lend itself to online learning?

The subject you’re studying may also influence your choice. Some subjects, such as laboratory-based sciences, may be better suited for face-to-face instruction, while others can be effectively taught online.  Keep in mind that a blended approach, combining both online and face-to-face tuition when appropriate, can also be a viable option for many students.

 

  1. What are your future goals?

Consider your long-term goals. If you anticipate needing strong online communication and self-directed learning skills in your future career, online tuition may offer additional benefits.

 

Ultimately, the choice between online and face-to-face tuition should align with your individual needs. It’s essential to weigh these factors carefully and choose the option that best supports your learning and educational goals.

Summer 2023 Exam Results

When are results available?

Results for all Summer 2023 GCSE, IGCSE, O Level, AS and A-Level Exams will be available in August:

  • Thursday 10th August 2023 Cambridge International Exams AS and A Level results
  • Wednesday 16th August 2023 – Cambridge International Exams O Level and IGCSE results
  • Thursday 17th August 2023 – AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas AS and A Level results
  • Thursday 24th August 2023 – AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas GCSE and IGCSE results

How do I receive my results?

If you registered for Exams with us, there are a few ways that you can obtain your results on the appropriate day(s).

  1. Telephone our office on +44 1625 501440 and we will tell you your results. Statements of Results will be posted to candidates on the afternoon of results day and should be with you the following day.
  2.  Visit the college from 9am and collect your Statement of Results on the appropriate day(s).
  3. Simply wait to receive your Statement of Results in the post.

When will I receive my exam certificate?

Certificates for summer exams are issued to us from the Exam Boards towards the end of the year, typically in October or November. As soon as they are received in the College, we dispatch them using the Royal Mail’s Signed For postal service to the address you have provided to us with your initial application. Please ensure that you inform us of any changes in your address.

We wish you the best of luck and look forward to speaking to you on results day!

Useful information about Exam Days at MTC

Useful Information About Exam Days.

Where will my exam be held?

Examinations with Macclesfield Tutorial College are hosted either at The College itself (20 Cumberland Street, SK10 1DD) or the nearby Macclesfield Masonic Hall (1 Riseley Street, SK10 1BW.)  In advance of the day of your exam(s), you will be notified if your exam will take place at the Masonic Hall, otherwise all exams will be at The College.  Both venues are close to Macclesfield’s mainline rail station and Macclesfield’s town centre.

If your exam is at The College there is a pay and display carpark (Jordangate) a five-minute walk away.

If your exam is at Macclesfield Masonic Hall, it is just a short walk from The College.  There is a drop off point which is available for our customers when sitting exams at The Masonic Hall.  There is a pay and display carpark (Whalley Hayes) a five-minute walk away.

What time should I arrive?

You should have received a Statement of Entry confirming dates of your examinations.

For morning exams please arrive at your exam location by 08.30.

For afternoon exams please arrive at your exam location by 12.30.

Delays.

If you are delayed on your way to an examination, please call the College to advise on 01625 501440.  Exam Boards may not mark papers for late arrivals so please arrive promptly for all exams.

ID.

Photo ID must be shown for each examination.  This is an exam board requirement.  ID will be checked by MTC staff for each exam.

No waiting area.          

We do not provide a waiting area for students’ friends and family. Lessons continue at MTC throughout the term and due to data protection and the sensitivity of our work, we cannot accommodate students’ friends and family inside the College building nor the Masonic Hall.  Please arrange a meeting point for all exam drop offs and pick ups.

Signing in and out & emergency procedures.

For safety and fire regulations, please ensure that a member of MTC staff has both signed you in and out of the building.  If an alarm goes off during your exam – follow the invigilator’s instructions.  You must not remove your exam papers from the exam room.

What can I take into the exam room?

Students are not permitted to wear wristwatches in the exam room.  Clocks are provided in each room.

Phones must be switched off and handed to staff, along with all personal items for safekeeping – they must not go into the exam room.

A black pen and pencils can be taken into the exam room, along with a ruler and eraser and any necessary mathematics equipment – if you are using a pencil case it must be see-through.  For exams where calculators are allowed, all calculator cases must be removed.  If you need any additional stationery, please raise your hand and an Invigilator will assist you.

Water in a clear bottle with a lid (no labels) can be taken in to the exam room.  Food cannot be taken in to the exam room, except with prior permission.

Check your paper – student responsibility.

There are occasions where more than one exam subject will be taken in the same room.  Invigilators work carefully to ensure the correct paper is given to you.  It is the Student’s responsibility to then check the subject, tier and board of the paper they have been given. 

Make sure you write your name, Candidate Number and Centre Number on every exam paper you complete.  Ask an invigilator if you do not know this information.

Illness and bathroom requests.

If you feel unwell or need to use the bathroom during an exam, please raise your hand to ask an invigilator if you can leave the exam room.

Access Arrangements.

Make sure the appropriate information is given to you if you have an agreed Access Arrangement, such as needing extra time to complete your exam.

Finishing an exam.

Make sure you wait until the invigilator gives you permission to leave the exam room. Do not leave the exam with any exam materials. This is considered malpractice and could impact the security of exams and mean you may not receive a grade. Please remember not to share anything about the content of your exam on social media. Again, this is considered malpractice and you may be investigated.  When leaving your exam and the building, please do so quietly to respect ongoing examinations. 

Further reading.

JCQ (AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas & OCR) have a full list of instructions for exam day via the following link:

https://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/information-for-candidates-documents

CIE offer further information via the following link:

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/exam-administration/what-to-expect-on-exams-day

Best of luck from all the team at Macclesfield Tutorial College.

January 2023 Exam Results Date

When are January 2023 exam results available?

Thursday the 2nd of March 2023

How do I receive my results?

If you registered for Exams with us, there are a few ways that you can obtain your results on the appropriate day(s).

  1. Telephone our office on +44 1625 501440 and we will tell you your results. Statements of Results will be posted to candidates on the afternoon of results day and should be with you the following day.
  2. Telephone our office in advance of results day on +44 1625 501440 to arrange a time to visit the college and collect your Statement of Results on the appropriate day(s).
  3. Simply wait to receive your Statement of Results in the post.

When will I receive my exam certificate?

Certificates for exams are issued to us from the Exam Boards. This is typically 10 to 12 weeks after a results day. As soon as they are received in the College, we dispatch them using the Royal Mail’s Signed For postal service to the address you have provided to us with your initial application. Please ensure that you inform us of any changes in your address.

We wish you the best of luck and look forward to speaking to you on results day!

Autumn 2022 Results Dates

When are results available?

JCQ

  • Thursday 12th January 2023 – AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas all results

CIE

  • Tuesday 10th January 2023 Cambridge International Exams AS and A Level results
  • Wednesday 18th January 2023 Cambridge International Exams IGCSE results

How do I receive my results?

If you registered for Exams with us, there are a few ways that you can obtain your results on the appropriate day(s).

  1. Telephone our office on +44 1625 501440 and we will tell you your results. Statements of Results will be posted to candidates on the afternoon of results day and should be with you the following day.
  2. Telephone our office in advance of results day on +44 1625 501440 to arrange a time to visit the college and collect your Statement of Results on the appropriate day(s).
  3. Simply wait to receive your Statement of Results in the post.

When will I receive my exam certificate?

Certificates for autumn exams are issued to us from the Exam Boards. This is typically 10 to 12 weeks after a results day. As soon as they are received in the College, we dispatch them using the Royal Mail’s Signed For postal service to the address you have provided to us with your initial application. Please ensure that you inform us of any changes in your address.

We wish you the best of luck and look forward to speaking to you on results day!