Candidates for Science subjects may be entered for Individual Skills Assignments (ISA) as part of the Controlled Test. The practical component may be supervised either by us or by your tutor. The written part will be taken at Macclesfield Tutorial College, supervised by us under exam conditions. For the summer exam series, the written test is arranged for late March-early April to allow private candidates time to complete the practical assignments.

Please ensure that you know what is required for your subject and let us know:

  • the topic of your ISA, so that we can have the correct papers ready for you for the written test;
  • what arrangements you are making for the practical component; if you are taking the practical task at Macclesfield Tutorial College, it has to be booked, supervised and paid for – see Scale of Fees .