Are you unhappy with your Summer exam results? If so, there are options available to you. Exam retakes provide you with an opportunity to improve on your exam grade and hopefully move on to the next stage of your education or career journey.

We offer an exam retake programme in the Autumn of 2023 and the Summer of 2024, giving you a second chance at exam success. Here we provide all the information you need to organise your retake.

GCSE Exam retake dates Autumn 2023

GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language are both available to re-take in November 2023.

Exams take place between Tuesday 7th November and Monday 13th November 2023.

GCSE English Language students can carry forward their previous spoken language endorsement grade, so they can focus solely on preparing for the two written exams.

Unfortunately, no other GCSE subjects are available in this series. The next opportunity to re-take other GCSEs will be in May/June 2024, as an alternative Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs are available in the Autumn. See below for further details.

The entry deadline for November GCSE exams is September 26th 2023.

A Level retakes

Unfortunately, no AQA, OCR, Pearson Edexcel or WJEC Eduqas A-Levels are available in the Autumn. During 2020 and 2021 the awarding bodies offered a special Autumn series due to the cancellation of Summer exams, however this was not continued following the end of the pandemic. All AQA, OCR, Pearson Edexcel and WJEC Eduqas A-Levels will be available to be re-taken at our centre in May/June 2024. Alternatively, see below for details of the Cambridge A-Levels available during the Autumn 2023 exam series.

Autumn Exam series 2023

GCSE Maths is available to first time entry students in November 2023, provided they are aged 16 or over on 31st August 2023.

The Cambridge exam board is offering a full suite of IGCSEs and A-Levels in the Autumn.

These exams take place between Monday 2nd October and Friday 17th November 2023 and are available to students re-taking or first-time entrants.

The following IGCSEs are all available to be re-taken, or taken for the first time, at our centre in the Autumn with the Edexcel exam board.

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• Arabic
• Bangla
• Biology
• Business
• Chemistry
• Chinese
• Commerce
• Economics
• English Language
• English Literature
• English as a Second Language
• Further Pure Maths
• Geography
• History
• Human Biology
• ICT
• Maths
• Physics
• Science (Double Award)

These exams take place between Monday 30th October and Friday 24th November 2023. All other subjects will be available in May/June 2024.

The entry deadline for all Autumn IGCSE and A-Level exams is September 14th 2023.

Functional skills maths Level 2 option for GCSE Maths

Students that did not achieve the required grade for GCSE Maths and need to demonstrate their ability quickly for a college or university place may wish to consider taking Functional Skills Maths Level 2.

This is a 115-minute test that can be sat at any time throughout the year. We can schedule the test at a specific date and time that suits you. This flexibility can be useful if you need to fit in taking the exam around work and family commitments. Your result will be available within 28 days of taking the exam.

This may be a good option if you don’t want to lose your place in further education.

Why choose our centre to retake your exams?

3A Tutors was established in 1999 and we are a leading provider of exam entry and educational services. Our friendly staff can help guide you through the process of registering for your exams and help ease any exam anxiety, giving you the chance to gain the grades you desire.

Our exam centre is in a great location near the centre of Bristol. It is easy to access by road and public transport and has ample parking. These factors help to ease the stress on exam day, when you have other things on your mind!

We are here to help

If you are disappointed with your results take some time to explore your options and remember there are steps you can take to get back on track.

Contact Us to find out how we can help you.