This page tells you everything you need to know about entering for exams from cost and timetables, to registrations.

Marine Society is a registered exam centre so we can enter you for your I/GCSE and A Level exams.

Exams for the summer series are held on dates throughout May and June and winter exams November and January, depending upon the exam board and subject/level.


The exam timetable is set by national awarding bodies and there's no flexibility to when the exam can be taken. You must sit on the date specified by the exam board.

If you are unsure of the specification you're following, please contact us and we can advise you.


The final date to inform us of your intention to enter winter exams is 14 October 2016 and summer of 2017 exams is 14 February 2017. If you inform us after this date then it may not be possible to enter you and even if we can enter you, it will cost you more.


If you enrolled for tuition with us and chose the tuition support and exam entry fee package then no further payment is required in respect of exam entry fees at this time.

If you have sat part of an award previously through the Marine Society and wish to sit remaining exams then the fees may be different. Please ask us what the cost is going to be if you are unsure.  

The cost for exam entry only is: I/GCSE £89 / AS Level £99 / A2 Level £99 / A Level £149 if you are currently studying through us or if you are serving Royal Navy/Royal Marine or Merchant Navy.

Payment will need to be made prior to registration. We'll not enter you for an exam unless we first receive your payment.


The default location for sitting your exam(s) is our office in central London. Any other arrangements are made are at our discretion. It may be possible to arrange for you to sit your exam(s) at sea. If you think you may need to do this you'll need to tell us at the time of entering.

We may also be able to arrange for you to sit at a local college. You will need to request this at the time of registration.

Additional fees maybe applied by the local school/college.


Coursework components should be discussed with your tutor - he/she will tell you what needs to be completed and by when.

Remember: it's your responsibility to make sure that all the coursework is submitted on time and in the correct format. If in doubt, consult your tutor.


Once you've decided to sit your exams in we'll assume you've consulted your tutor and that he/she agrees you are appropriately prepared.

Complete our Exam Entry Form and return it to us with your exam entry fee (if applicable). We can't process your entry until we receive the correct fee.

You'll need to get from your tutor the exact details of the course, exam board, and syllabus you want to be entered for. This will include the codes for any option papers you wish to sit. It is your responsibility to provide us with this information and we are not liable for consequences arising from you giving us erroneous or incomplete data.

We'll then enter you for the exam(s) you've specified. Soon after the closing date for entering has passed we'll receive your statement of entry from the exam board which we'll forward to you so you can check all the details.

Remember: we rely on a completed form to enter you for your exams. Without this form you may not be entered.


It's important to keep us informed about your whereabouts between entering the exam and the date of the exam. We'll need to be in touch with you.


If you find you can't sit an exam for which you've been entered it's important that you tell us immediately.


We're here to help so if you'd like to discuss anything, please  get in touch with us via our contact form or give us a call on 020 7654 7029 and ask for the Education Manager.

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