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How to retake a level

I have no idea how to retake a level for my son as his college does not help in any way
Original post by Aniladar
I have no idea how to retake a level for my son as his college does not help in any way

Does the college allow your son to resit the A Level in an extra year (e.g. 19 years old)?

If not, there are several ways:

Do an online A Level course then sit the exams as a private candidate

Do an offline A Level course then sit the exams through the college

Revise on the material taught (either through books, revision guides, exam practices, etc.) then sit the exams as a private candidate.


The requirements for each subject can vary and can depend on whether the candidate has passed the practical elements. It's usually the practical elements that pose the most costs and problems.

If you can be more specific about what your son's situation is, I might be able to point you in the right direction.

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