If you are concerned that you haven’t achieved the GCSE or A-Level results you need, or are hoping for, try not to panic! There are options available that you may not have considered yet, such as re-sitting. At first, the prospect of re-sitting a year might seem unappealing, but there are actually many positives which can arise from retaking exams.
What are the benefits of re-sitting?
You will almost certainly do better.
Remember that the knowledge you have already still counts! The questions in the re-take exam will likely be similar to the questions in your original exam, so the chance of improving your grade is quite high. You will have a better understanding of the work you need to put in to get to where you want to be, and which questions are most likely to appear.
It is only a year, but this may lead you to a better University.
If you choose to re-sit, you may exceed your original expectations. Many of our […]
Although it may feel like social media has been in our lives for a long time, the current generation will be one of the first to navigate their education alongside the presence of technology and social media platforms.
Social media usage is continually growing, even in the past few years. The number of active social media users jumped by 8 million in the UK since 2020 to 53 million users. According to Ofcom, 95% of 16 to 24-year-olds have a social media profile, making them the biggest users of social media in the UK.
Since most students often use social media, we must understand its impact on education.
Negative effects of social media on education
If you think social media doesn’t affect you, think again. According to research at King’s College London, UK adults hugely underestimate how often they check their phones, with most thinking they look at their phones 25 times a day, while studies suggest that most people check their phones 80 […]
Exam season is never easy, so if you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious, you’re not alone. Stress is a natural, hormonal reaction in which our central nervous system switches to “fight or flight” mode. While a little stress can help motivate you to revise, too much can cause mental and physical symptoms to occur.
It’s important to check in with how we are feeling physically and emotionally so we can recognize when we are getting too stressed. The following is a list of some symptoms you may experience if your stress levels become too high during exams:
Losing touch with friends
Feeling moody and low
Having trouble making decisions
Lack of motivation
Fidgeting, nail biting or teeth grinding
What can I do if I start feeling stressed?
Remember to breathe: set aside a couple of minutes each day to practice mindfulness. This will help to calm your body’s stress response and shift your attention back to the present […]
We want to say a huge congratulations to our former A-Level student James Kennedy for winning the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Award at the CIFE Awards ceremony hosted at the House of Lords in London in April.
James achieved a fantastic four A*s at Bath Academy and is currently studying Architecture at UCL.
Here’s what our Principal Tim Naylor had to say about his achievements:
“James joined Bath Academy in September 2019 on a two year A Level programme, after his sister had come to the college to re-sit her A Levels very successfully the year previously. Having completed his GCSEs at a nearby independent school in Bath, James chose to transfer to Bath Academy for his sixth form and initially studied Art, Geography, Physics and Spanish. On enrolling, he undertook a standardized psychometric assessment that showed that students with the same GCSE profile as James across the country had achieved three grade AAA on average at A Level at the top 25% of sixth forms. It was clear […]