GCE Science Practical Endorsement
The Department for Education (DfE) and Ofqual have mandated that any candidate undertaking a reformed A/AS Level Science specification with a JCQ awarding body (AQA, Edexcel, OCR) must be given the opportunity to attempt the accompanying Practical Endorsement at the same centre with which they are sitting the written papers. In other words, if you wish to attend Macclesfield Tutorial College and attempt the Practical Endorsement in our fully equipped laboratory, you must also be entered for the written examinations with our Examination Centre.
Attempting the Practical Endorsement is not compulsory, although the development and testing of practical skills is a central component of all A Level Science qualifications, so some experience in a laboratory will prove invaluable and maximise your chances of success in the written exams since a proportion of the questions will focus on practical skills and data interpretation.
Please visit our GCE Science Practical Requirements page for full details, including the value for money Practical Packages we offer.