Full Retake Course

At Bath Academy, we offer retake courses for students who do not achieve the A level grades they require to progress to the university of their choice. We also run bespoke courses for students with unique requirements.

For students who have fallen substantially short of their target grades and require thorough revision of multiple A2 units over more than one subject, we offer a full year programme of study (September to June).

Duration
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
September                                                            June
Subjects
English Literature English Language History
Geography Classics Politics
Maths French German
Spanish Chemistry Biology
Physics Psychology Business and Economics
Business Studies Economics

 

*Additional subjects can be arranged upon request

Short Retake Course A

Students cover the syllabus intensively during the Autumn term, complete their UCAS applications and take gap year activities in the Spring term before returning to college for syllabus revision and final exam practice in the short Summer term.

Duration
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
September                                                            June
Subjects
English Literature English Language History
Geography Classics Politics
Maths French German
Spanish Chemistry Biology
Physics Psychology Business and Economics
Business Studies Economics

 

*Additional subjects can be arranged upon request

Short Retake Course B

Students start the year with preparatory work, especially where coursework is involved, and focus on making early UCAS applications around half term. This suits students who have planned Gap Year activities. Students re-join the college at Spring half term after activities and have a sustained period of study through to the Summer exams.

Duration
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
September                                                            June
Subjects
English Literature English Language History
Geography Classics Politics
Maths French German
Spanish Chemistry Biology
Physics Psychology Business and Economics
Business Studies Economics

 

*Additional subjects can be arranged upon request

Short Retake Course C

Students start these courses after their UCAS forms have been submitted; they may or may not have already been studying on September to June courses in other subjects. For students starting all their subjects in January, the UCAS application clearly must not depend on being able to evidence the academic progress that they have made in the retake year, but 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.

Duration
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
January                                                                  June
Subjects
English Literature English Language History
Geography Classics Politics
Maths French German
Spanish Chemistry Biology
Physics Psychology Business and Economics
Business Studies Economics

 

*Additional subjects can be arranged upon request

  • The average grade improvement by re-sit students this year was 2 grades.
  • 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)