Language oral tests are often possible at schools which teach that language, but they take place well before the written exam season so early registration is essential.
A lot of the less popular languages can be taken without an oral exam anyway.
Edexcel also runs languages orals for some languages directly in London for private candidates so don't give up on languages straight away. These subjects are only available from some or one exam board, but they can be taken as exam-only.
Just because you aren't doing the same subject as the other candidates doesn't mean you won't go in the same room as them.
Hope this helps someone Davey You've not mentioned ICT or Computing.
I imagine ICT is not possible as it is mostly coursework, but AS Computing with OCR is probably feasible (AQA says it will not accept private candidates for Computing).These subjects never include assessed coursework of any sort and all the exam boards offer them. These subjects are only available from some or one exam board, but they can be taken as exam-only.Schools are less likely to be entering their own candidates for these exams, so you might be charged invigilation fees (and be all alone in a massive echoing exam hall) if they accept you at all.The OCR specs involve listening to a CD so might require a separate room, but there is no need for the school to find a native-speaker teacher.It's even harder if you need them to deal with practical exams, and coursework is pretty much impossible when they have nothing else of yours to compare against. There used to be a sticky on exam-only A-Levels, but it was wrong and out of date, so here's my list. Taken directly from the syllabus (aka specification) pdfs on the exam board sites.If you've ever tried to sit exams as a private external candidate, you know how hard it is to find a school prepared to help.It's even harder if you need them to deal with practical exams, and coursework is pretty much impossible when they have nothing else of yours to compare against. There used to be a sticky on exam-only A-Levels, but it was wrong and out of date, so here's my list. Taken directly from the syllabus (aka specification) pdfs on the exam board sites. Subjects you can't do at all, at least in England, by just writing a traditional exam paper.I did Gen Stu myself, found out the hard way it doesn't count for anything at a redbrick uni, and had to waste a year taking another subject instead.I've done exams as a private candidate over several years, in different places, and I always found private fee-paying schools much more willing to help. Hope this helps someone Davey History only has coursework at A2, so if you only want to take the AS it is fine. the Brasshouse Centre in Birmingham) that welcomes private candidates for orals and offers 20 languages (some only to GCSE).History, English and Biology are available as distance learning courses, with a tutor to mark your coursework, but you still have to find an exam centre for your written papers.There's a wide choice of providers so google them up.