A Level retakes in London

Flexible A Level courses at Bales College - transfer for Year 13 or retake over 1 year


About Bales College

We are a small, flexible A Level college.  We have the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your best academic results and gain entry into top universities in the UK. Join us in September 2020 for 2 year, year 13 transfer, or 1 year A Level retake courses.

Please call 020 8960 5899 to discuss, or submit an enquiry form.

Sixth Form Study


We help you choose the right degree course, decide on the best university,, write your Personal Statement, and prepare for interviews where necessary.

Bales Sixth Form College in Central West London


Each student gets plenty of practice with exam questions. There are subject topic tests every 2-3 weeks, and end-of-term tests three times per year, as well as mock A Level exams. 


Highly-qualified, experienced teachers. We give 100% commitment to helping students achieve their best grades and get into top universities.

ISI - March 2020 Full Inspection

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) undertake rigorous quality inspections on independent schools using the same Department of Education framework as Ofsted.  Bales is a member of the prestigious Independent Schools Association (ISA). ISI conducted an Educational Quality Inspection in March 2020. Comments from inspectors included the following:

“Pupils are proud of being part of the school and have a strong sense of loyalty to it.”

“Pupils throughout the school have a positive attitude towards their learning and are keen to succeed.”

ISI report March 2020

“Pupils have good numeracy skills.”

“Linguistics skills of a high standard were evident.”

“Pupils are confident communicators.”

“Pupils embrace opportunities to contribute in lessons.”

“Pupils enjoy participating in the academic and extra-curricular activities.”

Reviews from students:

My confidence really developed at Bales. I ended up getting A*AAB. The support I got from all the staff and teachers was fantastic, and I achieved my dream of studying Medicine at UCL!

Mohammed: Medicine at UCL

I got 3 A* and 7 A in my GCSE examinations, and A*AB at A Level, while studying at Bales. But more than this, I loved the friendly nature of the school and my brilliant subject teachers

Berk: History at Durham

I studied GCSEs and A Levels at Bales, and then went to do History at Kings College London. I loved my time at Bales and would highly recommend Bales to anyone who is serious about their education.

Lena: Anthropology at Manchester

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