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A-Level Results Day 2020: How to Resit A-Levels 

posted by Savannah on Friday, 7 August 2020

A-Levels represent the path to success; they’re the route to university, apprenticeships and career opportunities, and this year’s A-Level students have worked incredibly hard despite unbelievable setbacks and change in circumstances.

Of course, we want you to be happy with your A-Level results, but the pandemic of 2020 has meant that cancelled exams and missed teaching hours have limited the chance for many to boost their grades. Whilst the predicted grade process for A-Levels has been fair, regulated and as accurate as it can be, many people will feel like they missed the chance to do better by not getting to sit their exams, and we understand that completely.

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, you can jump on live chat in the bottom left corner to speak with our student support team. Our course advisers are also available to take your calls and offer course-specific guidance; 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, 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’s some key things you should consider before re-sitting:

  • How strong you feel about achieving your goals in life
  • What possible paths you need to take to reach your goals: university, or an apprenticeship?
  • Employer expectations in today’s working environment so you can be prepared
  • Areas of the job market that you’re interested in working for
  • Important skills and qualifications you’ll need to enter these roles

You’ll probably find that the answer to many of these questions align 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?

If you choose to retake your A-Levels via distance learning, you will take your exams during the summer. The next opportunity to sit A-Level exams through Oxbridge is May/June 2021.

This gives you the chance to fully prepare in your own time and space, with unlimited tutor support every step of the way. Your personal tutor will encourage, teach and motivate you so that you can confidently improve upon 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?

When you enrol with us, 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 your exams 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 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.

How many A-Level resits can you take?

As many as you want. 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’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 your exams and you have the reassurance that you’re on track.

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 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 all the way to the exam centre.

Is there any funding for A-Level resits?

When you enrol on two A-Level courses with Oxbridge, we will pay for 50% of your third course! We set this offer up this summer to help as many students as possible to resit their A-Levels in an affordable, flexible and achievable way.

Why should I resit my A-Levels with Oxbridge?

  • We offer the latest AQA specifications for 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
  • You’ll have access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Unlimited tutor support – we 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 interactive study materials are designed to be learned independently, online or paper-based

How do resits work with Oxbridge?

You enrol on your select A-Level courses and we’ll send them out to you or send you login details. As you progress through the course, boosting your knowledge of the subjects as you go, 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 arrive and you’ve successfully passed your course, we’ll send out your certificate to you.

Do I need to pay for my A-Levels resits all in one go?

Not at all – you can sign up to our monthly instalment plans which are interest-free. Simply put down a required deposit and spread the rest of your course fees over 12 months.

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.

We hope you find the pathway you need to reach your goals, and if we can help, all the better!

A-Level Biology

A-Level Business

A-Level Chemistry

A-Level Classical Civilisation

A-Level English Language

A-Level English Literature

A-Level History

A-Level Law

A-Level Maths

A-Level Physics

A-Level Psychology

A-Level Sociology