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    Hey guys, i have a lot of questions to ask so thought id create a thread!

    Firstly a bit of background information. I began studying for the AS exams in September 2014. In December of that year i was taken out of my sixth form due to medical reasons, and did not return for the rest of the year. I still took my exams in June and managed to get AABD at AS. I dropped the subject i got a D in at A2. Starting this year things were very challenging, as i was well enough to come back to sixth form full time. Ive been doing well in my classes, and my work (past papers etc.) has improved considerably in my favourite subject, psychology (i also take double health and social care.) Recently my anxiety has been very bad, and i do not deal well with stress. Despite doing well in mocks and past papers, i feel as though i have done badly/not at all to the best of my ability in my first psychology exam due to feeling so anxious in the exam. I wish to study psychology at university, and my entry requirements are at least AAB (im on track for an AA in h+sc). I no longer think its possible for me to get a B in psychology I suppose what im trying to ask is, despite A levels changing would i still be able to resit old specification exams next year? It seems very unfair if not. Also, will i have to resit the whole year or could i just chose to resit one or two exams? Has anyone had any experience with resitting A2 exams? If you have id love to know you experience of resitting e.g. did you resit the whole year? how many exams did you resit? how did you find the experience of resitting? where did tou resit your exams? AND of course what were your grades before and after resitting!

    Thanks in advance for any help

    (Original post by yasminzaraa)
    I suppose what im trying to ask is, despite A levels changing would i still be able to resit old specification exams next year?
    Yes for all subjects and all examiners it will be possible to resit any AS or A2 unit exams next summer. The examiners are setting the papers and I think all have already published the draft timetable. It probably will not be possible to "retake" the year and attend lessons as they will be teaching the new specification so you will need to self study and enter as a private candidate. Whether your current school/college will accept private candidates or offer specific resits is up to them. Most will not have decided yet but you could check with the exams team. Many will decide not to and so you may have to hunt around to find somewhere to take them.

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