Resits / Other Exams

We have a range of options for resits and other exams:

  • A Levels
  • British Sign Langauge
  • BTEC
  • Criminology
  • GCSE Maths or English
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Oxbridge admission tests including STEP
  • Exam Access Arrangements for ex-students

We do not accept applications from external candidates wishing to undertake exams. We can accept applications from ex-BHASVIC students but only for resitting subjects they have already taken with us.

A-Level resits

If you are considering retaking an A Level to improve your results, please bear in mind the following:

  • If you wish to retake to improve your grade you will need to resit all written examination papers for that A Level; you will not be able to only retake individual exam papers
  • All practical, oral, controlled assignment or coursework component marks will be carried forward from the previous year for the qualification – you will not be able to retake these as well – we do not offer that option at BHASVIC.
  • If you are completing your studies this year and would like to retake to improve your grade for a university place, it is worth seeking advice from the college about your university options. Sometimes accepting your insurance place or exploring UCAS Clearing can help you progress this year, instead of delaying your start at university.
  • Retaking an A Level is expensive and often does not lead to an improvement in the overall grade. Consider what you would do differently or how the exams went for you in the subject you are considering You also have time to properly reflect before requesting a retake, so do not rush into any decisions.
  • You may wish to request a copy of your exam script before deciding on whether to retake. Seeing what you wrote in the actual exam can help you reflect on whether you want to retake and whether you genuinely believe you will be able to improve on what you did this summer.
  • Consider your predicted grades, ongoing assessment provided by your teacher(s), mock exam results and any advice or expectations you had about what you were realistically going to achieve. If your result is not a true reflection of what you know you are capable of, or you are confident that with a year of independent revision you can improve on your grade, then retaking is a worthwhile option.

Cost: £225 per A level. This includes a non-refundable £25 administration charge and a £25 late fee as the deadline was 15th December 2023.

The deadline for this is Midday 29th January 2024

A-Level resit form: Application to re-sit an A Level – Summer 2024

You will need to make payment before your request is processed, use ParentPay or contact the finance department, via reception on 01273 552200.

British Sign Language

If you would like to take a British Sign Language exam please complete the form below. 

Cost: £25

The deadline for this is Midday 31st January 2024

BSL form: https://forms.office.com/e/giv4nNRxV1

You will need to make payment before your request is processed, use ParentPay or contact the finance department, via reception on 01273 552200.

BTEC resits

Information for BTEC resits will be added soon (March 2024 TBC).

Criminology Resits

If you would like to resit a Criminology exam (Unit 2 and Unit 4 only) in Summer 2024 please complete the form below.

Cost: £20 per unit (not available for ex-students)

The deadline for this is Midday 15th December 2023.

Criminology form: Criminology Resit Application form (office.com)

GCSE resit for grade improvement

If you would like to resit your Maths or English GCSE in the summer of 2024 and you are not on the course you need to complete the form below.

Cost: £55 per subject

The deadline for Summer resits is Midday, 15th December.

GCSE resit form

You will need to make payment before your request is processed, use ParentPay or contact the finance department, via reception on 01273 552200.

Modern Foreign Language exams

If you would like to take a Modern foreign language which isn’t taught at BHASVIC please complete the form below. 

Cost: £175 per subject. This includes a £25 late fee as the deadline was 15th December 2023.

The deadline for this is Midday 29th January 2024

MFL form: https://forms.office.com/e/j4c89NU5Hb

You will need to make payment before your request is processed, use ParentPay or contact the finance department, via reception on 01273 552200.

Oxbridge Admissions tests

The deadline for Oxbridge Admissions test has now passed.

Applications and information regarding the STEP test is not yet available, please check back for further information.

Exam Access Arrangements for ex-students

If you no longer attend BHASVIC and request a retake as an ex-student, and you received special access arrangements for your exams, it is likely to be the case that assessment evidence, required by the exams regulator, will have expired. You are therefore likely to need to be re-assessed by the college. Please ensure that you record the exam access arrangements you received this summer clearly on the retake application form.