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If you don’t attend a Cambridge school, you can still enter our exams as a private candidate.
First, you will need to find a Cambridge school in your country that accepts private candidates and register with them to take Cambridge exams. You are responsible for making your own arrangements with the school and must liaise directly with them – not with Cambridge – if you have any exam-related queries, such as special arrangements.
Some syllabuses or options are not available to private candidates, and this is detailed in the specific syllabus under the ‘availability’ heading.
The school name will not appear on certificates issued to private candidates.
Search our directory to find a Cambridge school near you that accepts private candidates.