Retaking A levels 2023 - 2024 at Ealing Independent College

Didn’t get the A Level results you wanted? Looking at retaking your exams to improve your grades? Deciding to retake can be life-changing.

A Level results day can be a stressful time, with mixed emotions for students. Where they did not achieve their predicted grades, they may have lost university offers, or have been tempted to settle for a course at a university which they did not initially intend to go to.

At Ealing Independent College we strive to do the best for our students, here is what our head had to say.

“If I were asked where the College is truly at its best, where it most obviously makes a positive contribution, my answer would be a relatively straightforward one:

We turn lives around by picking students up from seemingly hopeless situations to help them to find ways to enable the pursuit of their goals again, purposefully, with belief.”

Click to read > A-Level Results Day 2023 - Principal's Response

Can you resit A levels privately at the College?

Absolutely - and, when explained on a UCAS personal statement with the context provided, this can be a powerful signal of your resilience and dedication to get to the university course you set yourself as a goal. 

There is a strong likelihood that students will naturally improve the second time around, and with the additional assistance provided through small class teaching, assessment, and monitoring, alongside a learning experience that places emphasis on student leadership and responsibility, many students who have followed this path at Ealing Independent College consider it the best preparation for university courses.

Ealing Broadway transport links 

Excellent transport links to the college are provided by the Central, District, and new Elizabeth lines located in zone 3. As well as great buses linking to areas such as, South Ealing, Greenford, Hanger Lane, Harlesden, Park Royal, Dollis Hill, Cricklewood, Brent Cross, and many more.

Subjects available to retake at the College:


Business Studies


Computer Science


Further Mathematics






How much does it cost to retake A levels? 

Fees for A-level Intensive Courses vary based on the amount of subjects you would be resitting. If you would like further information resitting A Levels privately in regards to the courses and the fees please use the form below to submit an enquiry to our Admissions team.

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A level resit Success stories at our College

A student who joined the College with the intention of retaking his A Level subjects was Jack. Having achieved CCD in Mathematics, Physics and Economics respectively, he lifted his profile to AAC after joining the College, enjoying an impressive 5 grade enhancement. A keen footballer and a model student, Jack has just completed his first year of Mechatronics at the University of Manchester.

Sadie made a brave decision to come to the College for a year after missing out on the grades to gain entrance into the University of her choice. Having previously attained a C grade in Chemistry, she impressively pushed her Chemistry grade from a C to an A. Sadie also worked immensely hard to achieve an A in economics, after taking the subject from scratch in an intensive year. Sadie is now studying Accounting and Finance at the University of Warwick.

Samiya studied Economics, Psychology and Sociology at the College. Most impressively, she took part in an intensive A-level course for Sociology and achieved a grade A in just one year. Samiya went onto study a BSc in Psychology at University of London and is now studying a Masters of Science at UCL where she is training as a Clinical Associate Psychology as part of this postgraduate course.

Seb joined the College with DDE grades from his former school. He originally joined the College to resit Biology and Maths intensively in one year and after taking a D in Biology to an A* and a D in Maths to A he came back to the College the following year to resit Chemistry. Seb also lifted his grade in Chemistry from an E to an A, achieving a set of A*AA grades at EIC and is now studying Molecular Plants and Microbial Sciences (MRes) at Imperial College London. 

Michelle came to the College having achieved DDE at A Level with a local secondary school. She was not prepared to give up on her dream of becoming a vet, and so decided to enrol for an intensive course in three subjects - Biology, Chemistry and Philosophy. Michelle self-funded her study at the College through her part-time work as a hairdresser and showed a tireless work ethic during her time here. She was an excellent role model to younger students, and was integral in encouraging a positive atmosphere within her year group and beyond. Michelle lifted her grades to AAC, and was awarded with a place at the University of Surrey, where she completed the first part of her degree. She now studies at the Royal Veterinary College, and is loving her time there. Michelle was one of the students who came on the trip to China in 2017, successfully climbed Mount Siguniang, and enthusiastically engaged with each part of the expedition.


A wide range of subjects

Find out about which subjects we offer at A Level.

The choice is wide and varied

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