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


Expert Tuition available on Saturdays for A Level Chemistry

OCR,  AQA, EDEXCEL  call 0207 193 4186 or email admin@summitsat.co.uk


November 2015 GCSE Examinations

We are now accepting entries for the November 2015 Examination Series.

A LEVEL and GCSE Examinations 2016

Reserve your place for the June 2016 examinations (entries are accepted from October 2015). Make your entry by completing the Retake Form or email examinations@summitsat.co.uk to make an appointment to enter in person (appointments are available on specific days and times only).


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

The grading system will change from 1 to 9.

GCSE Mathematics examinations will all be linear

Changes To  GCSE English For 2015

These are the new changes to GCSE English and apply to all the awarding bodies:

  • Two English GCSE’s will be available:  GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.
  • Students will not be able to take a ‘single’ GCSE English.
  • There will be no coursework or controlled assessment but exams at the end of the course.
  • Higher and Foundation Tiers disappear, the examinations will be untiered and students of all abilities will sit the same examination under the new grading scale 1 to 9.
  • Speaking and Listening will no longer be a part of the final grade, it will be taught and assessed but will not count towards your final grade.
  • GCSE English Language exam – there will no longer be set texts but the examination will focus on reading and writing  responses to  unseen 19th, 20th and 21st century fiction and non-fiction texts.  Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar will represent 20% of the examination.
  • GCSE English Literature exam will involve studying four set texts (Shakespeare, 19th Century novel, poetry and post-1914 British fiction or drams.  Students will also compare unseen texts in the exam.


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 awarding body 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 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 and also on the Statement of Results.

8.    Entry date for  GCSE and A Level entrie

A Level examinations are now only available in June.  Timetables  can be found on the awarding body website

GCSE examinations are available in June with the exception of English and Mathematics (where retakes only are allowed in November)


AQA           0161 953 1180

Edexcel    0845 618 0440

OCR         01223 55 3998