Don’t Settle For Second Best

Whatever the outcome of your grades, there are always options. Whether you want to improve your target grades, or just need a bit more time, at Bath Academy, we offer re-sit courses for students who do not achieve the A level grades they require to progress to the university of their choice.

Resit Options

Intensive Six Month Revision Course – January 2025 to June 2025

This is an intensive revision course rather than a course covering gaps in a student’s knowledge. If students have not been studying other courses since September the UCAS application will not need to depend on evidence of academic progress made during the revision course.

For students who:

  • Need to make only a one grade improvement in a subject (those who need to increase their grade by two grades are advised to take the one-year course from September).

In the appropriate circumstances, January to June courses allow students to undertake at least part of the gap year activities they may already have planned to start in the Autumn term.

Course Details:

  • Students cover the specification during the course of the six months.
  • Each week there are formal one-hour progress assessments for each A level.
  • Includes two sets of mock examinations in the spring term.

One Year Re-sit Course – September 2024 to June 2025

For students who:

  • have previously studied A-Levels but would like to boost their grades and require thorough revision of specification content as well as regular examination practice
  • need to study an additional subject
  • wish to transfer from their school to Bath Academy part-way through their A-Level studies (to be discussed and agreed with Principal)

Course Details:

  • Students may study between one and three subjects.
  • Full in-depth coverage of the specification as well as weekly exam technique practice.
  • Two sets of mock examinations in the spring term.
  • Academic profiling (Cognitive Aptitude Test 4), Morrisby Assessment, personal tutor guidance, and UCAS support.

Subjects Offered

Subjects Offered
Biology French Physics
Business Geography Politics
Chemistry History Psychology
Economics Maths Religious Studies
English Language Further Maths Sociology
English Literature Media Studies Spanish
Film Studies Philosophy

*Minority subjects currently available (subject to change): Accounting, Classical Civilisations, German, Italian, Japanese, Classical Greek.

For information about any other subject, please contact the college.

Over 50% of A Level Re-sit Students have Gained Places at Russell Group Universities.

‘I’ve really enjoyed it. I reckon I learnt more in five weeks at Bath Academy than I did in two years at my previous school! Thank you for having me.’ –
Tom (GCSE re-sit student)

What are the benefits of resitting my exams?

  • Students often comment “I don’t want to compromise my plans and I want to prove that I’m better than the grade I got”. Going to university is expensive and you should think about whether the money you spend on your degree over three years will get you the best possible degree.
  • Universities can admit more students with high grades. If you are confident that you can achieve those grades with the right support, your prospects of getting a place at a very good university have never been better, and the benefits of retaking become greater in terms of your future career.
  • Most students who resit improve their grades and it is not unusual to improve by several grades, especially if you know the reason why you did not achieve as well as expected the first time around (e.g., illness, anxiety in the exam, lack of work).
  • Plan now. Ask yourself, “What do I want to be doing after I leave A Levels behind?” What’s my ideal next stage, rather than accepting limited options? What degree course do I really want to get onto, and where? Having a view now of your preferred future will help motivate you.