You’ve been waiting patiently for your A-level results, pacing the carpet until it changes colour. In your mind, they’re the most important thing in the world right now. They’re your path to success, whether that’s a career move or moving on to university. Up and down the country, learners just like you have everything riding on this moment.
If you succeed, that’s great news, congratulations! But if you didn’t quite get the results you were expecting, it’s not the end of the world. In fact, we’re going to show you how to resit your A-levels. So, perk up as we’ve all the answers to your A-level resit queries.
Before anything else, the first thing to do is contact the admissions team for your chosen courses. Why? As universities do not always get enough students to sign up, you may still get a place on your dream course via a process called clearing.
Let’s jump into those queries, if you can’t find an answer to yours, we’ll be happy to chat about whatever’s on your mind
Should I resit my A-Levels?
If you’re asking this question, it’s best to think about a few things before rushing in or opting out.
First, think about the A-Levels you’ve recently completed. Be honest with yourself, did you give it your all? In other words, did you revise and prepare in advance or leave everything until the last minute? We ask this because we want you to consider whether A-Levels are the right path for you. Furthermore, it’ll help you to avoid making similar mistakes, wasting time and money.
For example, say you want to study Economics at university but your Maths results just missed the mark. If you tried your best, all it might take to succeed is extra tutor support on the sections you struggled. However, if your grades were way off, we might consider strengthening your Maths ability in other areas before resitting your A-Levels.
Why? Of course, it’s to give you the best chance of success because jumping back in could lead to the same results.
Here’s some key things you might consider before making your choice:
- Your goals or what you want to achieve
- What path you want to take – university, career, etc…
- Employer expectations in today’s working environment
- The job market and areas you’re interested in working
- Important skills you’ll need to enter these roles
There are likely other questions you could be asking. However, you’ll find that many of them align with having good A-Levels. If you’re not really sure what to do or what’s in your future, we can help you pinpoint your interests and find the right course and career path for you. Remember, don’t rush into anything or accept anything you’re unsure of. Choose carefully and when if comes to taking your exams once more, with the right preparation, you can achieve anything.
When can I resit my A-Levels?
Due to recent changes, A-Level resits can only be retaken during the summer, usually in May/June. Your next opportunity to sit A-levels is in June 2020.
Where to do my A-Level resits?
When you enrol, we’ll send you your A-Level course/s, which you study in a way that suits you best with unlimited tutor support. When you’re ready to resit your exams in the summer, we’ll find the right exam centre based on your location. (We have a centre in almost every major city!) In other words, we’ll do all the necessary admin stuff (like setting up your centre, dates, times and assessors) while you can focus on the studying and getting the best grades. No stress!
You can check out our current A-Level exam centres.
Do universities accept A-Level resits?
Yes. What admissions teams are looking for are the best applicants. So, if you’ve taken time to ensure your grades meet course standards, it shows you’re serious and ready to enrol. After all, the right grades say more about your ability than how you got them. So, yes, resits are definitely accepted or even encouraged by universities across the UK.
Which universities accept A-Level resits?
The quickest way to get your answer is to phone the university admissions team for your chosen course. We’re certain that the majority of universities will ask you to meet standard requirements to enrol on the course. For instance, meeting grading criteria or getting the allotted credits. The likeliest scenario, you learn what grades you need to get to enrol.
How many A-Level resits can you take?
As many as you want. However, think about it logically. If you want to get up to speed in time for the next exam period, overworking yourself won’t help your cause. Therefore, you should only take on courses you’ll realistically need to get onto your desired university course. As a result, you’ll avoid putting pressure on yourself in the run up to the next exam period. Take things steadily; a year is a good amount of time to study everything you need to know to get into the university that you want.
What are the rules on A-Level resits?
There are none. Simply find the course you want to study and enrol.
Can I do private A-Level resits?
Oxbridge is a private college. So, when you study with us, you deal with us one-on-one. There are no other students because you work on your terms. Yes, that’s one of the key benefits of distance learning. We give you a fluid route to success from enrolment to the exam centre.
Is there any funding for A-Level resits?
Our internal funding scheme creates opportunities for people needing them most. The process of eligibility is simple and can be outlined by our friendly advisers when you call about your resits. For instance, we’ll assess your current situation against set criteria. All things considered, we’ll find a solution that lets you study at an affordable price. Likewise, there are many government bodies that are dedicated to aiding learners financially. So, we recommend exploring your options.
Why should I resit my A-Levels with Oxbridge?
- We offer the latest specification for 19 A-Levels with dynamic and engaging content
- Fast track is available on our courses (work as quickly as you like)
- Coursework administration and 3-day assignment marking is included
- Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
- Pro-active personal tutors – we contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
- Exam pass guarantee (If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)
- The materials are ALL INCLUSIVE – we even give the required reading list for free
How do resits work with Oxbridge?
You enrol on your select A-Level courses and we’ll send them out to you. As you progress through the course, boosting your knowledge of the subjects as you do, our tutors will be on hand to help and give you feedback. When you think you’re ready to sit the exam, your tutor can book you in right away. The process is swift and easy, too, so all you need to do is turn up on the day and ace the exam. When the results have come in and you’ve successfully passed your course, we’ll send out your certificates.
Do I need to pay for my A-Levels resits all in one go?
Not at all – you can pay monthly free of charge. Simply put down a deposit starting from £63.50 per A-Level, and spread the rest over 6, 9 or 12 months.
Which A-Levels do you offer?
We currently offer 19 exciting A-Levels, including courses for all the core Science, Maths and Language based subjects. We’ve provided the links to all the course pages below. Simply click on the A-Level you want to resit to reach that page.