Exam Resits, It’s Not All Doom and Gloom!

From the education team at Athena Tuition

So you might be reading this and maybe your A Level results didn’t quite match your ideal university’s requirements. Stay calm, this isn’t the end of the world, and there’s always something you can do. Taking resits, whether at the AS, A2 or IB level can help you reapply to university, or convince your teachers that you ought to have a better predicted grade.

Many of the top universities such as Oxbridge require the highest grades, but resits do not stop you from being accepted, whether in a conventional subject like Maths, English and Physics or something else. Taking exams again will also keep information fresh in your head in preparation for university entrance exams and aptitude tests.

How to Resit Successfully

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got! Review your studying strategy. For mathematical subjects, including Chemistry, Physics and Biology, studying is often a case of repetition of questions. For humanities like English or History, consider approaches such as writing essay plans, learning new authors or readings, and going over key subject material until you know it like the back of your hand.

Try and improve your routine – go somewhere new to study, a public library, a hotel lounge, or why not study outside?

Another good trick is to use technology to help you manage your time. Try to do list apps, or websites like HabitRPG to make task completing fun!

4 Places to Look for Help

There are many places you can look for help. Look at examiners reports to see what topics students are typically bad at, look online for useful articles and forums, ask your teachers or other students who have been through this before. If you really want to get ahead of the game, hiring a private tutor from agencies like Athena Tuition who can send tutors straight to your home, in Hampstead or in any other areas of London. This can put you in good stead for exam resits, and ultimately getting into the university of your choice. 

About us

Athena Tuition is one of London’s finest tutoring agencies, specialising in preparing domestic or international students for their exams. Based in Hampstead and London we provide Private Tuition from our experienced London tutors in any major academic subject.

Whether you are looking for assistance in preparing for the 11 or 13 plus exams, GCSE and A level private tutoring, or even school selection and educational consultancy, Athena Tuition is there to support your needs.

However, unlike other tuition agencies, we do not merely pride ourselves on having an excellent academic background. Our team members also have outstanding careers. Our team knows what it takes to get the good grades, and more importantly we know how to position ourselves to maximise our potential opportunities.