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Private Candidate

Private Candidate

At ITS, we aim to provide an alternative educational system that would allow all interested learners to study with us. Sometimes, a student will need a bit of extra support before they can assimilate back into the mode of traditional learning. Every student is unique and they need a supportive and caring learning environment in order to excel. In addition, we recognize that some students learn better in a private class setting and our expert teachers are equipped to fulfill their academic needs.

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Who is a private candidate? A private candidate is someone:

  1. whose learning method does not fit into the traditional school class style,
  2. who has personal/family situations that stop them studying at a traditional school,
  3. who is forced to relocate and cannot find a traditional school,
  4. who wishes to learn at non-traditional pace,
  5. who wishes to maintain their studies in between schools,
  6. who wishes to study extra IGCSE/ A-level subjects to increase their chances for boarding schools / universities or school transfers.
  7. who wishes to obtain a second chance in re-taking their high school qualifications in order to apply to better universities.

One or more of these may apply.

ITS Education Asia provides the only fully registered and accredited official exam centre in a non-traditional school in Hong Kong. Students can also access our school online. We have a long track record and excellent results.

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Private Candidate Procedures

Method of learning

All of our classes are conducted 1 on 1. This ensures that each class is tailor-made to the learner’s level. It allows the teacher to teach based on the learner’s situation. This helps to create a sheltered, yet structured environment in which children can learn to thrive and increase their confidence. There is minimal pressure from peers and homework assignments. The lessons can be conducted in person or via our interactive online platform.

Advantages of studying at ITS

  1. We incorporate a university styled class which motivates the students to take initiative on their own. The goal is to develop good learning and studying habits that would benefit them for life.
  2. We offer flexible times which is different from a rigid traditional school day. Students will not miss out on lessons as we can plan and reschedule the lesson times.
  3. We offer official exams under the Edexcel exam board. This allows students to validate their studies by working towards the IGCSE or International A-level exams.
  4. We are also a registered UCAS Centre. This allows students to apply for their targeted UK universities and go through the same procedure like a traditional school.

Private Candidate Procedures

Support System

We provide admission tests preparation along with university counselling guidance for all of our students. Our private candidates will be able to receive attentive services with our expert counsellors. This is different from a traditional school as we cater to all students. Often, the traditional schools will focus their efforts mainly on their top students to boost their university admission rate and statistics. As ITS is non-selective, we try our best to ensure that every private candidate needs are met.

For those who do not yet have a clear path to university and are interested in science options, we have a specially constructed condensed one-year science-based A-level foundation course.

Duration and fees involved


There are three main fees:

  • Class fees - depend on volume of class time actually taken at our standard rate
  • Examination fees – these are billed according to your subject choices based on Edexcel’s pricing
  • University application fees – these are billed according to your preferred destination for universi-ty. We help our private candidates apply to HK, UK and USA universities.

Approximate study hours: 2 hours per subject per week. Around 24 to 32 hours a month.


As an IGCSE or pre examination private candidate, you are billed at a discounted rate per class per hour. This is because a regular student could take anywhere between 4 to 10 subjects with us. The normal completion time is 1 - 2 years.

  • Class fees – these are billed at discounted hourly rate; the approximate cost would be $15,000 to $18,000 per month.
  • If fewer classes are required, then they would be billed at our standard rate.

Approximate study hours: 1.5 to 2 hours per subject per week. Around 40 to 50 hours a month.

Everyone is different and we take each case as it comes. Please contact us to arrange a consultation.

If you are interested in scheduling a meeting to speak to one of our admission experts, please contact us.

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