Birmingham - Retake Courses
Here you can find out about retake courses at MPW Birmingham.
A Level Retakes
There have been no domestic January sittings permitted since January 2013 at AS or A2. Students who might have previously spent the Autumn term improving just one or two units in a given subject prior to examination in January must now defer the examination to June (with the option of top-up revision either at Easter or the beginning of the Summer term) or take the revision course itself from January to June. There may often be an interaction, which should be discussed fully at interview, between the UCAS re-application cycle and the decision on retake course duration.
To accommodate this change, MPW now offers four different options for short retake courses, as well as full year retake courses for students who have fallen substantially short of their target grades.
At GCSE there are limited options for students to study for examination in English Language in November and Mathematics in January. These courses are only suitable for those students who have narrowly missed grade C at first attempt.
MPW offer both one-year GCSE courses and short retake courses. Students resitting selected units on short courses will often stick to the same exam board as they have sat before, whereas those studying on one-year courses will typically transfer to MPW’s preferred exam board and take the full suite of units that are available.