Want to improve your target grades?

Need a bit more time? 

Want to pick up another subject that interests you? 


Whatever the outcome of your grades, there are always options. At Bath Academy, we offer resit 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.


Retake Option A – September 2020 to June 2021

For students who have previously studied the new linear A-Levels but would like to boost their grades and require thorough revision of specification content as well a regular examination practice, or need to study an additional subject, we offer a full A Level re-sit course over the academic year. Students may study between one and three subjects.

This course includes full in-depth coverage of the specification as well as weekly exam technique practice.

There are also two sets of mock examinations in the spring term.

Retake Option B – January 2021 to June 2021

We offer intensive revision courses in preparation for the summer examinations for students who need to make 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). 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.

Students cover the specification during the course of the six months. Each week there are formal one hour progress assessments for each A level.

There are also two sets of mock examinations in the spring term.

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

*Minority subjects currently available (subject to change): Accounting, Classical Civilisations, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, 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 retaking my exams?                                                                                                                           

  • Eligibility for further education
  • Better choice of sixth form or university 
  • Foundation requirements for your industry of choice 
  • Improved applications for jobs and apprenticeships 
  • Added value to your CV 
  • More open career choices 
  • Greater earning potential