Your local centre will make the application for you to sit the exam. You will need to go to the centre in person with proof of identity (for example current passport or driving licence) and the appropriate fees. The exam board requires a fee (approx £30 for GCSE ’s) but the local centre may require an additional admin. fee (this will vary between exam centres). The information required by the exam centre/exam board may vary between exam boards. I would recommend contacting your local exam centre to check the requirements before you go to the centre. In addition there are closing dates for entries to all exams. I will be contacting my local centre at least 6 months before my exam date.