GCSE, AS & A2 Retakes

Did you not do as well as you expected to in your GCSE or A Level exams? Here at Summit we specialise in helping you through your re-sits.

We offer short intensive courses for A Level and GCSE students wishing to improve their grades. Our expert teachers help you to identify the areas you need to improve on. The classes are geared to improving your understanding and make it possible for you to achieve at least 2 grades higher. Students who apply must be prepared to do all homework assignments and put in the hard work required on this intensive course which is at our Central London location.

Places are limited and early booking and registration is highly recommended..

GCSE Retakes, AS Retakes, A2 Retake

We are now accepting entries for the June 2014 Series. 

Summit Saturday School is an Approved Examination Centre for:

  • OCR
  • Edexcel
  • AQA
  • CIE

Summit Saturday school  accepts private candidate entries for the written component of an examination.


The New GCSE and How It will affect You

GCSE examination changes in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics have been announced by Ofqual and the Department of Education.

The main changes are:

Grades changed to 1 – 9, with 9 being the highest grade.   A student will achieve a U where their performance is below the standard required to obtain a GCSE.

Exams will only be available in summer.

November examinations will be restricted to resits of GCSE English Language and Mathematics.  This Series is specifically for students who reached the age of 16 years the previous 31st August

Tiering, for example, Higher Tier and Foundation, will only be used in certain subjects.

Modules have been abolished, all new GCSEs will be linear.

The main method of assessment will be an examination at the end of the course.

Further information can be obtained from:




Changes to A Levels

January resits have been discarded.  All A Level examinations after June 2013 will only be available in the June Exam series.

New A LEVELS are all linear and will be available for teaching in schools  from  Sept 2015 (first exam 2017).   Due to concerns that the value of the A Level qualification has fallen,  the Russell Group of Universities “are to launch an urgent review of questions and syllabus” to subjects including Mathematics, English and Science.

A Levels will return to linear format and have ‘end of course examinations’.

AS levels will be standalone qualifications from Sept 2015, additional reforms are to follow.  AS levels will no longer be treated as part of an A Level qualification.


Some useful information about the GCSE and A Level entry procedure is provided below:

1.    Examination Timetable:   A downloadable timetables can be found on the AQA website.

2.    If you are taking English Language or a foreign language for which a Speaking and Listening  examination is required, you must find a Centre that will enter you for the oral examination – not many Centres do.

3.    AQA offer the English Language Speaking and Listening examination to private candidates. There are very strict rules relating to the date by which you must apply.  Contact AQA for further information

4.    You must contact a Centre to make your entry well in advance of the closing date. Closing dates for the various examination series are given below and rarely change from year to year.  Check on the awarding body website if you would like confirmation of these dates.  Some Centres set a final date by which they are prepared to accept entries from private candidates.

5.    You must attend in person to make your entry.  Centres will specify the identification documents you require.  In addition, the Centre will need your ID, full name, entry code(s), proof of address, UCI and ULN where appropriate.

6.    If you are entering for A2 examinations or a combination of AS and A2 you must let the Centre know if you require aggregation/certification. It is important that this is done at the time of entry.

7.    Entry code    It is entirely your responsibility to provide the Centre with the correct entry code for your examination entry. This information can be found a your previous Statement of Entry.

8.    Closing date for making GCSE and A Level entrie

A Level examinations are now only available in June – closing date 21st March

GCSE examinations are available in June with the exception of English and Mathematics (see above)  Closing date 21st February


AQA           0161 953 1180

Edexcel    0845 618 0440

OCR         01223 55 3998