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A level retakes

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Students who choose to retake their A level examinations demonstrate great determination and commitment towards their academic studies. A level retakes provide an opportunity for students to develop and strengthen their understanding of their chosen A level courses and achieve improved results.

At Greene’s College Oxford, over 92% of A level retakes improve by two or more grades.

Most importantly, Greene’s students who choose to retake their A levels gain a level of academic depth that they did not think previously possible and gain the additional skills required to succeed at university and in their career.

Our fees page shows proposed fees for an A level retake course, but please contact us for a personalised quotation.

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At Greene’s, your A level retake course is designed to fit your specific needs. Tuition is individual or in groups of two or three people, depending on your A level retake programme and academic objectives.

Our tutors are the best in their field and every tutorial radiates their enthusiasm. They are experts at conveying complex information in a meaningful manner and invite you to nurture your curiosity for your chosen A level retake courses. This helps you consolidate your learning and develop a greater level of understanding ahead of your A level retake examinations.

While retaking your A levels, your Personal Tutor guides you through your university application re-submission step-by-step. Your Personal Tutor advises you on the most suitable courses and universities available to you and helps you construct a compelling application to secure your place.

At Greene’s, we help you rise to the challenge. Apply here or contact us.

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Every A level retake course is different – the timeframe and the number of subjects varies from person to person.

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– Initial academic assessments and study plans;
– Three individual tutorials per week over three subjects; (You can arrange for more if required);
– Subject-related seminars and workshops (where appropriate);
– Personal Tutor support and guidance, including a formal weekly meeting;
– Leadership programme;
– Trial examinations four times per year;
– University application advice and careers guidance;
– Use of the Greene’s reading room for study and the student common room; and
Greene’s Online for your timetable and feedback on your progress, accessible to students and parents.

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redoing a levels online

Are you redoing A levels whilst at university? Are you travelling? Are you having to juggle study with work, or training to be an elite athlete? Do you need flexible tuition arrangements?

Our A level retake courses can be taken completely or partially online. Our tutors are experts at delivering education online and in person, and with the help of our state-of-the-art digital platform, Greene’s Online, students have the tools to rise to the challenge wherever they are in the world.

Speak with our team to find out how we could help you accomplish your goals.

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FAQs for A level retakes

Even if you are in a position where you can retake, it doesn’t mean that you should retake. It may not be for you; but there is no disgrace if you need to try again.


The question of whether you should retake should be central to your strategy for further education. Of course you will need to retake if you have definitely decided on a university or career that requires a certain set of results. However, if you really have not performed well – for example, in Mathematics or Physics – ask yourself if you are studying the right subjects.


Before you make a final decision, here are some questions (and answers), which may help you:

  1. Is there still a place available at your preferred university? Answer: contact the admissions’ department – you may be lucky.
  2. Do you think you can improve your grades? Answer: you need to be honest about how hard you worked.
  3. Is it worth asking for a remark? Answer: be careful: your grade can go down as well as up. Obtain a copy of your examination scripts though. What you actually wrote, rather than what you thought you wrote, might be a revelation!
  4. Do you still want to pursue your previously chosen course? Answer: your preferences may well have changed since you applied to university. Now is a good opportunity to change direction.
  5. Is there an alternative course or university which you can access through clearing? Answer: the obvious danger here is choosing second best. Taking a gap year, improving your grades, earning some money, and planning some travel may be more beneficial for you.

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