Retake – a Fresh Start

Retake students generally graduate from CCSS with improved university options and a much clearer understanding of the skills required to make the best of degree-level work.

“I attained 4 A*s; moreover I got grade S in all STEP papers (1-3). Now I’m reading Mathematics at King’s College, Cambridge.”

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CCSS offers students the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. Whether at A Level or GCSE, if you have not achieved the grades you were hoping for, don’t panic.

  • We have 35 years’ experience helping students make the right choices at this important transition point. Make a fresh start at a new subject or repeat the courses you have already studied, you’ll find true expertise to guide you to success.
  • Students join us for fast-track retakes to improve their grades, or to add a brand new subject.
  • Retake or restart, fast-track or standard two year, we will help you make the best decisions. Students often improve by two grades per subject and then move on to university, the most popular destinations over recent years being Cambridge, Durham and Manchester. Our UCAS preparation is second to none.
  • With inspiring teachers, small tuition groups, and a real sense of purpose, CCSS is very different from school. In a refreshingly informal environment, our students embrace new challenges and realise their full potential.

Now is the time to review you success and consider your next steps – the ones that will set the agenda for your future. This is your opportunity for a fresh start.

One-year A Level retakes

The CCSS one-year A Level fast-track programme is an exceptional opportunity to gain an A Level qualification in just one-year. Read more about our one-year A Level programme.

One-year GCSEs

One year GCSE courses are ideal if you have not been able to achieve your full potential at GCSE or if you want to add an additional subject or two to your qualifications. Read more about our one-year GCSE programme.


For information, an indication of fees is shown but please do talk to a member of the Admissions Team for more detail. On application a detailed quotation will be provided to reflect each student’s individual curriculum, along with full terms and conditions.

Indicative costs:
One-year A Level: £25,200
Two-year A Level: £21,000
One-year GCSE: £21,000

Per subject fee:
GCSE: £7,000
A Levels: £8,400

Accommodation from £15,200 per annum, including all meals.

Bursaries may be available to students who would not be able to attend the college without significant financial assistance. Please speak to admissions for more information.

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