Never miss out on an opportunity to learn new skills and gain qualifications with us.

We offer a wide range of GCSE subjects at affordable prices, available in a flexible and efficient format. As a registered exam centre you can sit your exams through us and we can arrange for you to sit them whether you’re ashore or afloat. To see the full list of GCSEs we offer please see our 2019-2020 academic brochure.


"The application process for my GCSE was swift and simple. All staff have been very helpful and my tutor was very understanding. The course is easy to follow with plenty of time given to submit assignments and help avaliable if I need it". 
- 1/0 Kathrine Moggach RFA 


If you need advice on choosing the right subject, we offer free, impartial and confidential advice. You can call us on: 0207 654 7050 or email: education@ms-sc.org.

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How do I enrol?

If you’re in the Merchant Navy, the easiest way to enrol is online.

If you’re in the Royal Navy, just download our enrolment form.

Fill it in and once completed, email it to: education@ms-sc.org.

How much will it cost?

Competitive prices combined with a huge choice of subjects makes us a great choice.

All costs are inclusive of our learning resource pack and proactive tutor support by distance learning, plus exam entry fee and arrangements to sit at sea, if appropriate.

Table to show prices across subjects and exam boards
Subject and qualification Awarding body Full cost RN/RM cost RFA and RM spouse cost
IGCSE Biology Edexcel £445.90 £345.90 £222.95
IGCSE Chemistry Edexcel £445.90 £345.90 £222.95
IGCSE Economics Edexcel £445.90 £345.90 £222.95
IGCSE English Literature Edexcel £445.90 £345.90 £222.95
IGCSE Human Biology Edexcel £445.90 £345.90 £222.95
IGCSE Physics Edexcel £445.90 £345.90 £222.95
IGCSE Science Double Award Edexcel £792.00 £592.00 £396.00

GCSE English 

AQA £431.50 £331.50 £215.75
GCSE English Literature AQA  £431.50 £331.50  £215.75
GCSE Maths AQA  £431.50 £331.50 £215.75
GCSE Psychology AQA  £433.70 £331.50 £216.85
GCSE Sociology AQA  £433.70 £331.50 £216.85
IGCSE Business Studies Edexcel £445.90  £345.90 £229.95
IGCSE Geography Edexcel £445.90  £345.90 £229.95
IGCSE History Edexcel £445.90  £345.90 £229.95


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Can I get help with the cost?

If you’re in the Royal Navy, our instalment payment plan option makes it easy to get started – we require just a 20% deposit and £20 fee. It may also be possible to save £175 on your course by applying for Standard Learning Credits. Contact your Learning and Development Centre for more information.

We also have a partnership with Greenwich Hospital, which allows Royal Naval officers who want to study an additional £100-£150 towards the cost of GCSE or A-Level study, all of which will help make studying that little bit more affordable.

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