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Retake Coureses

If you haven’t achieved the A-level results you’d hoped for, don’t panic! You are not alone, and with the dedicated Retake Courses available at Chelsea Independent College, help is at hand.

We don’t believe that you should have to accept a place at a university just to get onto a degree course which requires lower grades, when you know you are capable of higher achievement. If you are confident you can improve your results, then one of our Retake Courses might be the right choice for you.

With our rigorous schedule of intensive revision, weekly exam practice, small classes, and dedicated university guidance, we’re experts at placing students on some of the most coveted degree courses in the UK. Learn more about our approach to A-Level education.

If you have any questions about the Retake Courses listed below, email: enquiries@cic.ac.

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Option 1: One-Year Retake Course

September to June

This intensive option offers students the opportunity to thoroughly revise their subjects. It is best suited for students who need to dramatically improve their grades and covers the AS and A2 syllabi in their entirety. Certain A-level subjects, for example Psychology, Sociology and Politics, lend themselves to a one-year intensive course starting from scratch.

Option 2: Short Retake Course

January to June

Students studying this option have the opportunity to gain work experience or travel before embarking on the Retake Course. Students can apply for university in the Autumn Term and will receive dedicated UCAS advice from the College, as well as receiving individual or class tuition in their chosen subjects.

Expert University Guidance

Chelsea Independent College offers specialist advice on how to submit an effective re-application for competitive degree courses, including Medicine or Law. Learn more here.

Students receive one-to-one sessions with a dedicated UCAS advisor throughout the university application process to maximise their chances of getting into a Russell Group university. Through these sessions, the student will learn how to use their retake experience to their advantage. Subject teachers will also be on hand to provide their knowledge and expertise on subject choices and personal statement writing.

‘Students say that they value the very regular feedback and guidance that they receive from their teachers through regular opportunities for formal and informal dialogue.’ OFSTED

Further Information

A-Level Courses Offered by Chelsea Independent College

CIFE – FAQs on A-Level Retakes

A-Level Retakes- Exam Board Transfers

At Chelsea Independent College we are experts in preparing students for their exams and getting them in to the university of their choice.

Students are sometimes concerned whether they can retain good results they have achieved at their previous schools and build on them to get an outstanding final grade. It’s important to understand your options.

Details of our chosen exam boards that can be found below.

AS level to A2 Transfers

Transfers at this stage is usually unproblematic. Many students come to Chelsea Independent College from other schools after completing or partially completing their AS levels, and it’s straightforward to change exam boards for A2. All this means is that your module points are transferred over to the new exam board, so it’s as if you did your exams with the new exam board the whole time.

A2 Transfers The situation with A2 transfers has become more challenging now exam boards do not allow candidates to switch exam boards once their results have been ‘cashed in’. You will know if your grades have been cashed in as they will appear on your statement of results as a capital letter; this is your final grade.The only way you can improve your grade is to retake modules on the same exam board. Chelsea Independent College tutors have a wealth of experience in teaching a wide range of exam board syllabuses and our small class sizes and focus on exam preparation will ensure your retakes get you the results you deserve.Here are some of the exam boards we offer:

Edexcel OCR AQA
Maths x x x
Biology x x x
Chemistry x x x

If you want to retake other subjects on different exam boards from the ones we offer at Chelsea Independent College, we may be able to organise this as individual tuition or in a small group.

The way forward is to come in and talk through your options with our expert staff who will always give best advice.

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Student Testimonials

I benefitted from the small classes at Chelsea which really ensured that I understood the topics taught and that I received plenty of time and attention from the teachers. The teachers always took the time to explain topics thoroughly and gave us really comprehensive revision notes. Revision classes are available and teachers always provided tips to improve my exam techniques, which proved to be extremely helpful. One-to-one sessions were always offered if I needed help in my spare time. I have …
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