Reframing A level retakes: a new path to success

As Senior Tutor at Greene’s, and previously as a Director at d’Overbroeck’s in Oxford, I have many impressions of tutoring, and most are very favourable. Of course, not all are success stories, but for many I can proudly say I have changed lives (at least, that is what I am told).

However, one group of students, especially at A level, consistently stands out as being the most exciting and rewarding – the group retaking examinations. Perhaps it shouldn’t be like this. The label ‘retake’ has too many negative connotations – but actually students retaking are often more greedy for success, more motivated and grateful to have been given another chance to succeed, than any I have known.

Click here to read more about Senior Tutor, Matthew Uffindell’s experience with A level retakes.

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Greene’s offers a full-time, university-style sixth form education, both in Oxford, England and in Estoril, Portugal – with academic oversight resting with the Oxford college. In Portugal, Greene’s is the first tutorial college and the foremost sixth form college in the Lisbon area. At Greene’s, students are taught and supervised by our outstanding educators and academics, all trained to deliver the very best education, and to guide students towards the highest grades – while maintaining the greatest regard for student welfare and wellbeing.

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