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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