The question of retaking GCSEs is a question that always comes up around this time of year. As worries about grades grow with Results Day fast approaching, it’s natural for students to start wondering what they will do if their results aren’t what they need or want.
Whether you should retake your GCSEs depends on a few contributing factors, the first and probably most important one being what you need your GCSEs for. For example, if you need to have a certain grade in a set subject in order to go on and study that subject at A-Level, but missed the mark, then you really will have to have a think about retaking that GCSE to enable you to study the subject.
However, a not so great grade in any GCSE subject, doesn’t automatically mean you have to retake your GCSEs. If you’re flexible about the courses you want to study at A-Level, you always have the option of changing which subjects you go on to study. Students often forget that subject choices aren’t always set in stone and there is a degree of flexibility.
It’s also important to remember that even if you have missed the mark on all your GCSEs, you can still progress onto A-Level study and keep progressing. Even if your current school or college won’t allow you to study your dream A-Levels with them, you always have the option of changing to an online version of the A-Level subjects you want to study. You can either study online A-Levels at the same time as ones in your school or college or as a replacement for your school or college study.
Can I Retake my GCSEs while Studying A-Levels?
The simple answer is yes, you can. However, you need to keep in mind the number of hours of study you are taking on is going to be high. But with a good study timetable and plan, it is perfectly feasible for a student to retake some GCSE subjects while also studying their A-Levels.