Hi, I am hoping to re-train as a Primary School Teacher from September 2016. Been many years since my O'level's so I am planning to refresh my knowledge with a home study GCSE in Combined Science during the interim period. NEC seems to have a good reputation, content looks fine and it has direct access to its own exam centre's. However course is targeted at the CIE specification. This does not seem like a widely represented body and is not often featured in schools from what little I have seen. OOL and other distance learning providers seem okay too and mainly target the more common EDexcel or AQA exams. These seem to be the normal school standard. While these providers offer support, responsibility for finding and booking an exam centre that will accept private clients is entirely down to the candidate. I understand this is not always easy. Appreciate any insight on variation in exam boards for GCSE Combined Science and/or distance learning providers for the combined science course. Or anything else I should be thinking about! Really appreciate any help.. Many thanks..