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Can I retake my maths GCSE?????

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    Dear TSR,

    I have just finished my AS - levels and have missed the opportunity to do re take my maths exam tomorrow. I am currently on a B Grade and need an A which I know I can easily get so no problems there. But I am struggling to see when i will be able to do it? Like would I have o do it in my year of college?? Or could it be taken before that also I need the A grade to show the uni I want to apply to will I be to late?


    Thanks in advance.
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    (Original post by CityTrader)
    Dear TSR,

    I have just finished my AS - levels and have missed the opportunity to do re take my maths exam tomorrow. I am currently on a B Grade and need an A which I know I can easily get so no problems there. But I am struggling to see when i will be able to do it? Like would I have o do it in my year of college?? Or could it be taken before that also I need the A grade to show the uni I want to apply to will I be to late?


    Thanks in advance.
    If you're too late to be entered into this round of exams then I guess you'll have to wait 'til January which will be too late.

    P.S. I thought you said in another thread that you already had an A at GCSE?
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    I'm sure you could do it in January? I'm not sure how GCSE re-takes work.

    But you'll be able to do it before uni definitely, it's almost as definite as ln(1) = 0!!
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    (Original post by tateco)
    If you're too late to be entered into this round of exams then I guess you'll have to wait 'til January which will be too late.

    P.S. I thought you said in another thread that you already had an A at GCSE?
    Ah sh**!

    Will it be to late as I would of submitted my UCAS etc??

    Yep my Bad I did write I got an A grade, I mistyped it.

    Should I write to the uni and see what they say?
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    (Original post by CityTrader)
    Ah sh**!

    Will it be to late as I would of submitted my UCAS etc??

    Yep my Bad I did write I got an A grade, I mistyped it.

    Should I write to the uni and see what they say?
    You'll have to talk to your exams officer or something and ask if it's possible for you to be entered some other time. Do they do exams in November sometimes? Either way it still might not be enough, if the application deadline for UCAS is early January then you will have to submit it as a B (or pending maybe?)

    It would be best to contact the admissions tutors and see what they say.
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    You can retake your Maths GCSE in November so I suggest you work damn hard over summer to get the grade you want. Don't think its worth contacting unis about this since you past in first time round.
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    (Original post by nerimon18)
    You can retake your Maths GCSE in November so I suggest you work damn hard over summer to get the grade you want. Don't think its worth contacting unis about this since you past in first time round.
    Ok thank you for that, So I shall tell my Head of Maths at my school that I want to retake this paper in November - and I will indeed work hard over the summer - which dosent bother me as I enjoy the subject.

    And will it be in time for when I submit my application?
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    Whilst it is technically possible to resit in November you will have to find an exam centre willing to let you, and this may be expensive. Not all centres will already be holding the exam, so whilst they can put it on just for you they may want you to pay all the extra costs, which will include things like room hire, invigilator wages etc as well as just the cost of the exam.
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    (Original post by CityTrader)
    Ok thank you for that, So I shall tell my Head of Maths at my school that I want to retake this paper in November - and I will indeed work hard over the summer - which dosent bother me as I enjoy the subject.

    And will it be in time for when I submit my application?
    Going by 2011:

    GCSE November results - January 13th
    UCAS deadline - January 15th.

    So to be honest with you, it isn't really possible to have done it in time for when you submit your application.
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    (Original post by Competencies)
    Going by 2011:

    GCSE November results - January 13th
    UCAS deadline - January 15th.

    So to be honest with you, it isn't really possible to have done it in time for when you submit your application.
    Ok, so bottom line it can't be done?
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    (Original post by CityTrader)
    Ok, so bottom line it can't be done?
    That says to me it can be done. Just make sure you start the rest of your application before you get your results.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    That says to me it can be done. Just make sure you start the rest of your application before you get your results.
    Ok thanks, when you say start you App - what does actually mean? Is it like PS etc.
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    (Original post by CityTrader)
    Ok thanks, when you say start you App - what does actually mean? Is it like PS etc.
    Well I'm guessing Juno is saying to get your entire UCAS application finished (PS etc.) and then on the 13th Jan put in your new Maths GCSE grade and send your completed UCAS application off ASAP.

    So, yes it can be done, but only if you're happy sending your application a day or two before the deadline.
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    (Original post by Competencies)
    Well I'm guessing Juno is saying to get your entire UCAS application finished (PS etc.) and then on the 13th Jan put in your new Maths GCSE grade and send your completed UCAS application off ASAP.

    So, yes it can be done, but only if you're happy sending your application a day or two before the deadline.
    Oh yer that would be fine, I suppose I could work on my PS and the other things over the summer and I have already given it some thought, I just despertly need that A grade!

    When is it that people tend to send off there app aswell?
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    (Original post by CityTrader)
    Oh yer that would be fine, I suppose I could work on my PS and the other things over the summer and I have already given it some thought, I just despertly need that A grade!

    When is it that people tend to send off there app aswell?
    Does it matter when other people send it? The deadline is January 15th, and that means you're guaranteed equal consideration. People who know nothing about the UCAS process will say things like "OMG you have to apply by Christmas/November/other arbitrary date" but, well, they didn't write half of the TSR wiki.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    Does it matter when other people send it? The deadline is January 15th, and that means you're guaranteed equal consideration. People who know nothing about the UCAS process will say things like "OMG you have to apply by Christmas/November/other arbitrary date" but, well, they didn't write half of the TSR wiki.
    Haha well put! And thank you for your help, this has given me a bit if releif


    And thanks aswell comptencies!
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    (Original post by CityTrader)
    Haha well put! And thank you for your help, this has given me a bit if releif


    And thanks aswell comptencies!
    You need to keep your teacher informed, as they need to attach your reference after you've sent your bit. Both parts need to be completed before the deadline for you to be on time. But as long as you keep your teacher updated there's no reason it can't be done - they can write the reference and have it ready to attach as soon as you tell them, and as presumably you'll be at school when you get your result you can tell them straight away.

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