Thursday 18th August 2022 marks this year's A-level results day. A-levels represent the path to success; they’re the route to university, apprenticeships and career opportunities. As a result of the pandemic, A-level students have tackled unbelievable setbacks and changes in circumstances in the past few years. Of course, we want you to be happy with your A-level results, but understandably cancelled exams and missed teaching hours could have impacted the opportunity to boost your grades.
If you don’t quite get the results you were expecting or need to get into university, we can help! But before anything else, the first thing to do is contact the admissions team for your chosen university on results day. Many universities will accept students through a process called clearing – it's worth a shot.
Now we’ll address the main questions people have about re-sitting A-levels through distance learning and provide all the information you need to decide on your next steps. If you still can’t find the answers you’re looking for, jump on live chat (bottom of the screen) to speak with our student support team. Our learning advisers are also available to take your calls and offer course-specific guidance - give them a call and they'll help get you on track.
Should I resit my A-levels?
Firstly, 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 and wasting time and money.
If you tried your best, all it might take to succeed is extra tutor support on the sections you struggled with. Here are some key things you should consider before re-sitting:
- How important are your A-level results for achieving your broader life goals?
- What possible paths do you need to take to reach your goals: university, or an apprenticeship?
- What are the employer expectations in today’s working environment so you can be prepared?
- Which areas of the job market are you interested in working in?
- What important skills and qualifications do you need to enter these roles?
You’ll probably find that the answer to many of these questions aligns with having good A-levels. If you’re not sure what’s in your future, we can help you pinpoint your interests and find the right course and career path for you. Choose carefully and remember, when it comes to taking your exams once more, with the right preparation, you can achieve anything.
When can I resit my A-levels?
Should they need to, current Oxbridge students can retake their A-level exams as early as Winter. New Oxbridge students who choose to retake their A-levels with us, will take their exams the following summer in May/June 2023.
This gives you the chance to fully prepare in your own time and space, with personal tutor support every step of the way. Your tutor will encourage, teach and motivate you so that you can confidently improve your results. No need to go back to college or study in a classroom. You can work full-time and still have ample time to study and revise.
Where can I do my A-level resits?
If you enrol with Oxbridge, let the learning adviser know that you want to add in your exams too. We’ll send you your A-level course(s) or online login details, and you can start studying straight away! When you’re ready to resit in the summer, we’ll find the right exam centre based on your location. In other words, we’ll do all the necessary admin stuff (like setting up your centre, dates, times and assessors) while you focus on learning and getting the best grades. No stress!
Do universities accept A-level resits?
Yes. What admissions teams are looking for are the best applicants, so if you’ve taken the 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. Resits are definitely accepted and sometimes encouraged by universities across the UK.
How many A-level resits can you take?
You can take as many resits as you need to. However, overworking yourself won’t help you to get up to speed in time for the next exam period. Therefore, you should only take on courses you know will help you get onto your desired university course. As a result, you’ll avoid putting pressure on yourself in the run-up to your exams and you'll be reassured that you’re on track.
What are the rules on A-level resits?
There are technically no “rules” for resitting however, there are some things to look out for. Get in touch with us if you need some guidance.
Current Oxbridge students:
Current students can find all the relevant details about A-level resits on the MyOxbridge portal. Depending on the awarding body, you may be able to resit as early as winter rather than waiting until the following summer.
New Oxbridge students:
If you enrol on a course with Oxbridge to solely resit, you will be able to take the exam the following summer. It's important to check that our A-level awarding body matches with the A-level awarding body that you previously sat with, otherwise your exam will not be classed as a resit.
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 own terms. That’s one of the main benefits of distance learning vs. going back to sixth form or college. We give you a fluid route to success from the moment you enrol to the moment you leave us!
Is there any funding for A-level resits?
When you enrol on three or more A-level courses with Oxbridge, we can offer you 25% off We hope this offer will help students who need to resit their A-levels in an affordable, flexible and achievable way.
Why should I resit my A-levels with Oxbridge?
There are many reasons why students love Oxbridge, in particular, we are great for A-level enrolments because:
- Oxbridge students achieved a 97% pass rate across GCSE and A-level results in 2021
- We offer the latest AQA, OCR, CAIE and Edexcel specifications for A-levels with dynamic and engaging course content and material
- Coursework administration and 14-day assignment marking is included
- You’ll have access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
- We offer Personal Tutor Support throughout your entire course
- Our Exam Pass Guarantee means If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you until you do
- Our interactive study materials are designed to be learned independently, online or paper-based
- The Oxbridge Price Promise makes our courses affordable, spread the cost over 6, 10, 12, 18 or 24 months* - T&Cs apply
How do A-levels work with Oxbridge?
You enrol on your selected A-level courses and we’ll send you your MyOxbridge login details. As you progress through the course, boosting your knowledge of the subjects as you go, our tutors will be on hand to give you help and feedback. When you think you’re ready to sit the exam, your tutor can book you in right away with one of our partner exam centres. The process is swift and easy, so all you need to do is turn up on the day and ace the exam. When the results are ready, the exam centre will send out your certificates.
Do I need to pay for my A-level resits all in one go?
Not at all – you can sign up for our monthly instalment plans which are interest-free. Simply put down a required deposit and spread the rest of your course fees over a number of months. Find out more about our flexible payment options here.
Which A-levels do you offer?
We currently offer a range of exciting online A-level courses, including courses for all the core Science, Maths and English-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.
A-level Classical Civilisation
We hope you find the pathway you need to reach your goals, and if we can help, all the better. If you need to speak to one of the team to discuss your options, get in touch in a way that suits you!