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arc exams currently engage with a number of organisations to facilitate candidate examinations, either by placing candidates directly with us or signposting candidates to the assessment services we offer. We also work with individual tutors, enabling us to offer assessments for subjects that are typically unavailable to those outside of mainstream education as they require formal Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) ie Music.

Those organisations we already successfully partner with are listed below. If you would be interested in partnering with arc exams we’d very much welcome having a chat with you!

Distance Learning Providers

Open Study College is a nationwide distance learning course provider that has helped over 120,000 learners take the next step towards achieving their ambitions.

With over 700 courses, ranging from A Levels and GCSEs through to AAT and Functional Skills, there’s something for everyone. All of our qualifications are independently accredited by established awarding organisations, fully equipping you for the future.

Whether you’re in full-time work or have family commitments, distance learning at Open Study College provides the flexibility to create a study schedule that fits around the busy demands of day-to-day life. Accomplish your goals, at your pace, on your terms.

Seeking a career change? Didn’t get the exam results you wanted? Looking to learn a new skill? Your learning journey has no end at Open Study College. Enrol on one of our courses today and forge the future you’ve always wanted — all from the comfort of your own home!

National Extension College (NEC) has a strong, proud heritage in widening access to education. Our aim is to transform lives and open up new possibilities for people of all ages by offering access to essential qualifications like GCSEs and A levels, as well as vocational qualifications in management, business and teaching.

Tuition Groups

Exam Sharks Tuition Centre: Nurturing Excellence in Education

Exam Sharks Tuition Centre, led by a dedicated team of qualified teachers, for students seeking to excel in English, Maths, and Science. The aim of our centre is to embed knowledge, guiding students of all ages towards academic success and build confidence. We have a specific focus on preparing students for A-levels, GCSEs, SATs, and 11+ examinations.

A Commitment to Quality Education

At Exam Sharks, we understand the power of education. Our experienced teachers are passionate about nurturing young minds and providing tailored guidance to help students reach their full potential. We have a targeted approach to education and teach students in small groups to tailor teaching to specific needs.

Preparation for Key Examinations

Our specialised courses for GCSEs, A-levels, SATs, and 11+ examinations are designed to equip students with the knowledge and confidence needed to succeed. Our teachers are well-versed in the requirements of these exams and provide expert guidance to ensure students perform at their best.

A Supportive Learning Environment

At Exam Sharks, we foster a supportive and motivating learning environment. All our tutors are specialist in their fields with a passion for the subjects they teach.  Our teachers not only impart knowledge but also inspire a love for learning. We encourage students to ask questions, explore, and develop a growth mindset that extends beyond the classroom.

Join Us on a Journey to Success

At Exam Sharks Tuition Centre, we are committed to helping students unlock their full potential and achieve academic excellence. With our experienced teachers, comprehensive curriculum, and focus on key examinations, we are the trusted partner in your child’s educational journey. Join us today and set your child on a path to success and a bright future.

Subject Specific Tutors

Debra J. Adamson-Brattland, M.Mus, PGCE

Debra has extensive experience as a Music Educator and is in great demand. Her GCSE, A Level and Music Theory Courses attract some of the UK’s most talented young musicians, many of whom attend the Junior Departments at the Royal College, Royal Academy of Music, London and Trinity Guildhall, London. Graded ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED is testament to the rewarding learning experience she provides.

Since 2018 Debra has focused solely on providing the tuition and coursework assessment of GCSE and A Level Music for Private Candidates. Prior to turning freelance, she held Director of Music positions in several educational settings.

Debra has a Master’s Degree in Music, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Qualified Teacher Status), an Honours Degree in Music and other performing and teaching diplomas. She is an Associated Board Music Examiner (Theory) and since 2018 has been an approved tutor and assessor of A level and GCSE Music for a private examination centre in Hampshire (Faregos). In 2023 Debra became a Learning Partner for Tutors and Exams (Doncaster) providing candidates in the more Northerly regions of the UK also the opportunity to access these courses.

In addition to teaching, Debra regularly performs on classical guitar. She has appeared as both soloist and chamber musician at several Festivals in the UK, including the Guitar Festival of Great Britain, the Cannington International Guitar Festival, and the Dillington Guitar Festival. In Norway she was invited to present a concert for King Harald V and to perform on TV. She toured extensively throughout Norway and the UK with her late husband Arne Brattland. Debra performs as a duo with Carlos Bonell and together they pioneered a Benefit Concert in 2022 for the Ukraine. In 2023 the duo responded to the Anglo Latin American Foundation’s request to raise funds for disadvantaged children in Latin America, performing at the Bolivar Hall, London (The Venezuelan Embassy). In June 2023 Debra recorded her CD ‘Lullaby’ with renowned recording engineer and producer, John Taylor.

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Examination Support

Undertaking exams from home can be a daunting experience. Making sure that your child is on target to achieve his or her life goals is an overwhelming responsibility, and without the support of a school many parents feel confused as to how they can measure their child’s progress.

Mark My Papers enables home-educated pupils to access teaching professionals who mark officially for the leading public exam boards, particularly Cambridge (CAIE) and Edexcel at iGCSE level; these being the most popular exam boards for home-educators. Marking is subjective and understanding how to interpret the AOs (Assessment Objectives) is a finely tuned skill.

  • We can mark regularly, occasionally or as a preparation for exams.
  • Sometimes our home-educating students need guidance as to which specification is still current – we are happy to support such needs and play a role in your home-education journey.
  • Making sure that home-education can still offer up wide opportunities through passing public exams is a major concern for some families and we can bring reassurance.
  • MMP feedback is very detailed and we suggest you allow plenty of time for your child to work on tips for improvement.

All at MMP passionately believe in helping home schooled children enjoy their exam preparation, ensuring they are fully confident and on track to succeed.