Last edited by hkl1994215; 14-08-2012 at 12:19.
Mate take my advice and go to the ok uni. As it is I've not heard many success story's about IB retakes. I know such people exist but its rare especially since stuff like IA cant be redone. And some part of me thinks that you were already pretty determined to go this year and probably tryed your best in the exams. The ones who retake are usually the ones who didnt try at all.
(Original post by hkl1994215)
I dont think I can get a remark after looking at the grade boundaries.
If it take the november exams the results come out on the 6th jan, and so my plan is to apply to unis depending on my results on 10th jan, before the ucas deadline. Hence, there would be no pending results, but I dont know how much risk there is on this.
Lse replied, saying that they do consider retakes if the results match tehir entry requirements.
Im an international applicant, and I am not sure how much this would help.
Do you have any more advice? I can go to an ok uni, but since there is the nov sittings, I would like to try again to the top unis.
Even on the off chance that you do improve, reapplying to top uni's wont give you any sort of advantage because 1 - its a resit ( the highly selective ones do take this account) and 2 - They give out offers with the expectation that people will achieve them. They're not going to pick you over another candidate just because you already have the grades. If you dont believe me you can always check up on CIE applicants. They do A-Level exams in november and get results in early jan aswell but they have the same success rate usually as those with predicted grades.
If things dont work out again your going to be feeling like total crap this time next year after having wasted an entire year so there's that too.
Last edited by Azland; 17-07-2012 at 19:34.