I've been looking at the offers made by various universities for the course that I want to study (maths), and many of them ask for results (e.g. AAB) "in one sitting". I was wondering if anyone knows what exactly that means? Does resitting a module disqualify me from applying there, or is it just for resitting a whole year?
If you're doing three years but you are doing different A levels (ie in second year instead of doing 3 A2, do 2 AS and 2 A2 and then third year would continue with 2 A2) I'm assuming that would be allowed by Unis requiring grades "in one sitting"?
You would normally sit the final one or two papers from A2 in every subject one year in June
The universities who want this are keen to see that you can cope with substantial exam pressure
The do not want people who have completed one A level this year and are completing the others next year ... this most often happens with Maths or in schools where they get students to do an AS in Y11 and the A2 in Y12 ... these are not included in your offer as they are from a separate sitting
Retakes is not a part of this ... if universities want no retakes this would also be stated
Id call up the uni just to clarify but generally by this they mean getting the required grades in the standard 2 years, resits in this time frame are fine but not if you take an extra year/exam season to get the grades.