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A Level Science Practical’s – 2024/25 Provision

Over the last four months arc exams, in collaboration with BioGrad Education, have successfully hosted 13 A Level Science Practical’s courses at our laboratory in Birmingham. Furthermore, BioGrad Education, have also run identical A Level Science Practical’s at five other fantastic laboratory venues spread across the UK including Newcastle, Liverpool, Oxford, London & Cornwall.

In total arc exams and BioGrad Education have armed hundreds of learners, typically those outside of mainstream education, with the laboratory skills and certificate endorsement to progress onto Higher Education and hopefully, into science-based careers in the future.  The feedback from these learners has been overwhelmingly positive, testament to the fantastic tutors/lab techs we entrust to deliver our courses.

The Practical Endorsement is a vital and integral part of A Level Science study and cannot be understated. Our courses provides learners with the opportunity to hone their knowledge and experience of apparatus and techniques in a laboratory setting.

So, if you’re looking to sit your A Level Science exams in Summer 2025 and are thinking about a venue to host your A Level Practical’s, ensuring that valued endorsement appears on your certificate, where better than arc exams and/or BioGrad Education where you’ll be guaranteed to receive the very best tuition and guidance available.

We will shortly be publishing our Practical Endorsement course schedule for the next academic year so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to ensure you receive the latest information and are able to secure your Practical Endorsement place with us. In the meantime, we will leave you to consider the following….

  • Unlike most private candidate assessment centres offering four-day A Level Science ‘Practical’ courses, here at arc exams & BioGrad Education we believe a five-day course (Mon – Fri, 09:30 – 16:00) better meets the needs of private candidates.
  • Each course is typically limited to 12 places ensuring an excellent tutor/student ratio.
  • Four weeks prior to your course commencing, you will be given access to a series of videos demonstrating the 12 subject practical’s you will carry out during the five-day practical’s course. All videos are produced ‘in-house’ by BioGrad staff and are only available to candidates who have enrolled and paid for their CPAC course(s).
  • A requirement of the practical endorsement Pass is for the candidate to produce a contemporaneous record of the work. So, write up time, with the tutor in attendance, is available on the final day of the course,
  • The cost of attaining your Practical Endorsement with arc exams/BioGrad Education over five days, is typically £100 less than fees charged by centres offering it over four days.
  • Most Practical Endorsement courses offered by other providers usually take place outside of term-time. Ours are normally run in term-time allowing you the chance to ‘get away from it all ‘during those typical holiday periods.

Any questions? Feel free to email us at [email protected] or call us on 0121 777 9444 for more information on this topic or any other information regarding examination opportunities.