Exams are taken on a traditional supervised written basis. Exam sessions can be arranged by any school, club or coaching group running courses. Each candidate will require a board and set at Level 2 and above. If you wish to arrange an exam session, please download an Order Form for Exam Papers here: ORDER FORM. Please submit the completed form to IoC and make your payment at least 2 weeks before the exam session. The costs and durations are as follows:
- Level 1: £5 per candidate; 30 minutes.
- Level 2: £6 per candidate; 45 minutes.
- Level 3: £7 per candidate; 60 minutes.
- Level 4: £8 per candidate; 75 minutes.
- Level 5: £9 per candidate; 90 minutes.
The exam fees listed are the ONLY costs involved in studying these courses and sitting the exams (unless you would like to order past exam papers or booklets of 4 practice/past papers. Order forms for these are available here: ORDER FORM.). IoC will send the pack of exam papers by post one week in advance together with guidelines to be followed by the supervising tutor.
After the examination, the completed papers should be posted back to IoC as soon as possible for marking at the address shown in the guidelines. IoC aims to mark the papers at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 and post the individual pass certificates back within 2 weeks of receiving the answer papers. At Level 4 and Level 5, this period will be extended to one month. In cases where a candidate has not reached the pass mark, an individual advisory report identifying areas requiring further revision will also be sent. The marking scheme at all levels will be as follows:
- Distinction: 80% - 99%
- Merit : 65% - 79%
- Pass: 50% - 64%
- Fail: Below 50%.
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