OCR Advance information – November 2022 Examinations

To support student revision, OCR have published advance information for the November 2022 assessments in GCSE English Language (J351) and GCSE Mathematics (J560).

Please note, advance information for November 2022 is different from the advance information for summer 2022 – please make sure you’re using the correct version.

You can view and download the advance information for November 2022 via the following link:

OCR November 2022 Exams advanced information

Pearson Edexcel Advance Information – November 2022 Examinations

Following the summer 2022 adaptations consultation, the Department for Education and Ofqual confirmed that advance information will also be provided for the November 2022 series of exams in GCSE English language and mathematics. For the GCSE mathematics exams in November 2022, formulae sheets will also be provided. These formulae sheets are the same as those provided for the May/June 2022 series.

The advance information for November 2022 is different from the May/June series and relates specifically to the November resit content. As with the May/June 2022 advance information, it will provide information about the focus of some of the content that will be included in the November exam papers, to help students manage their exam preparation.

Pearson Edexcel November 2022 Exams advance information GCSE English Language 1EN0_AN

Pearson Edexcel Novemeber 2022 Exams advance information GCSE Mathematics 1MA1 AN

Pearson Edexcel November 2022 Exams advance information GCSE English Language 2 1EN2 AN

Advance Subject Support for 2022 GCSE, AS and A level Exam Candidates

Support for Exams in Summer 2022.
A subject-by-subject overview of the support being provided for students taking GCSEs, AS and A levels in Summer 2022 is now available. This support should provide a safety net for students who may have been impacted by the pandemic.

Summer 2022 Exam Entry Deadline

If you are hoping to take GCSEs or A Levels this summer, February the 14th 2022 is the MTC deadline for entry . Many subjects are  booking up fast. Contact us today to apply and secure your place. Call +441625 501440 or apply online.

Ofqual letters to students and private candidates about arrangements for GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2022

The Chief Regulator at Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) has written open letters about arrangements for the assessment of GCSEs, AS and A Levels in 2022.

These apply to both school taught students and private candidates alike.

Read more to best prepare and please contact us with any questions.





Summer 2021 Assessed grade Process

Deadline for submission of assessed grades and portfolios of work: 

Friday, 30th April 2021  

(MTC cannot guarantee that grades and portfolios received after this deadline will be processed, which may result in no grade being entered)

 If your tutor has not done so already, they should contact MTC to have their credentials validated. We are obliged to confirm that they are qualified to assess a grade on your behalf, and they should be prepared to provide a copy of their CV and/or copies of relevant qualifications.

All assessed grades, tutor declaration sheets and supporting portfolios of work must be submitted to MTC by your tutor 

 Your tutor should submit a completed copy of the MTC Summer 2021 Tutor Declaration Form (please email [email protected] for a copy) and the complete portfolio of supporting work. Please make sure that your tutor has a copy of this form, and that they have been made aware of the following submission guidelines.

  • the supporting portfolio must be provided to MTC electronically at [email protected]
  • student work for submission must be collated by the tutor and the complete portfolio provided to MTC in a single submission
  • Each piece of work included in the portfolio must have a filename which includes the student name and subject, as a minimum, to ensure that they are easily distinguishable (For example: JaneDoe_Maths_Paper1.doc)
  • Each piece of work in the portfolio must have been assessed by your tutor and include a clear indication of the mark/grade awarded
  • All work, including any annotations, must be legible. Please check before sending.

Finally, once received, please ensure that you have also read the explanatory notes contained within the Tutor Declaration Form. In particular, please note that where the portfolio submitted clearly does not support the assessed grade provided, MTC reserves the right to enter a U (Unclassified) grade, or to submit no grade.

Best of luck with your ongoing studies.

Macclesfield Tutorial College – Planning for 2020/21

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Macclesfield Tutorial College is open and enrolling students for the current academic year. Whether you are looking for a complete GCSE or A Level study course, a private tutor, or an approved centre to sit your exams, we are here to help. We are accredited with each of the main UK examination boards and are experienced providing tuition and exams in most subjects across various levels, typically GCSE and A Level.


Peace of mind in difficult times


The College has implemented thorough Covid-19 compliant procedures to ensure the safety of students, visitors and staff. Tuition rooms are clearly marked for social distancing between tutor and student, rooms are cleaned between lessons, hand sanitiser is provided in the building, and a one-way system is in operation. The College is also regularly cleaned and disinfected.

Throughout lockdown , we continued to support our students and exam candidates, despite closure of the College itself. Where appropriate, lessons were conducted remotely via our online portal and work was set for students to complete at home. Our exam centre continued to support the many hundreds of private candidates enrolled to sit exams in the cancelled Summer 2020 GCSE and A Level series. In fact, given our desire to make qualifications accessible to all, we continued to accept exam applications from private candidates who had been withdrawn from other centres around the country and to offer help and advice to everyone who contacted us.


Education to suit your needs


Our students benefit from tailor-made education packages designed to meet their needs. We match students with the best available tutors, offer bespoke timetables to fit in around other commitments, and can accommodate flexible delivery to ensure teaching is optimised for each student. Our examination services are also offered according to need to make qualifications accessible to all. Whether sitting exams at home or in a private room, providing extra time or rest breaks, use of a reader or scribe or any other required and approved Access Arrangements, our exams staff make every effort to adapt to the needs of the candidate.


Get in touch to discuss how we can help you


Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to help, offer guidance and support. If you’re not sure how to proceed, call us for an informal, no-commitment conversation about your options and for an idea of what we can do to help you. Whether you’re considering occasional tuition, studying towards a qualification, or planning to sit an exam, we have a solution for all your learning needs.



A Level Science – Practical Endorsement Classes 2019/2020

In addition to our tailor-made, one to one science practicals packages, we also offer A Level Science Practical Endorsement classes.

An A level science practical class with Macclesfield Tutorial College gives applicants the opportunity to attempt the Practical Endorsement for the JCQ examination boards – AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC/Eduqas – or to prepare for the practical component of the Cambridge International A Level science qualifications.

A comprehensive package

A class includes four consecutive days of laboratory time including the recommended 12 practical activities. This covers the required skills and techniques for the A Level Practical Endorsement with each of the JCQ awarding bodies. Our classes are supervised by one of our professional and enthusiastic tutors, who each has vast experience administering A Level qualifications with each of the main UK examination boards.

In 2017, 2018 and 2019, 100% of our A Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics candidates achieved a Pass for the Practical Endorsement.

When can I do a class?

Confirmed class dates for the coming academic year are as follows.

  1. BIOLOGY: Monday 28th October 2019 – Thursday 31st October 2019  CLASS COMPLETE
  2. PHYSICS: Monday 17th February 2020 – Thursday 20th February 2020
  3. BIOLOGY: Monday 6th April 2020 – Thursday 9th April 2020
  4. CHEMISTRY: Monday 14th April – Thursday 17th April 2020

For Full terms and conditions, please see our A Level Practicals page: PRACTICAL ENDORSEMENT CLASSES WITH MTC

Invigilators Wanted

We are currently looking for invigilators to assist with the Summer 2019 exam series, which takes place in May and June. The work involved is part-time and would require you to be available for the supervision and administration of morning or afternoon exams. Rates of pay are attractive and no prior experience is necessary, although you would be required to attend an invigilator training session at the College in advance of the exam series commencing.

If you are interested, please contact the Exams Officer on (01625) 501440.