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Can I resit my A levels while at university or should I wait until after?

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    I under performed in my A levels due to family and health issues both years of college. I already resit one module externally in a gap year I took to work. Basically I'm saying that would I be able to resit several other A level modules externally while I am attending university, or should I wait until after university?

    People have told me that with a degree, but I'm stubborn and I don't want to have A levels that are less than what I can achieve.

    You can (you'll have to find an exam centre where you can sit as an external student), however there's honestly no point. You're better of spending your time working on your degree.

    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

    You can also find the Exam Thread list for A-levels here and GCSE here. :dumbells:

    Just quoting in Fox Corner so she can move the thread if needed
    (Original post by Fox Corner)

    You would be wasting your time, it would be much more useful for you to focus on getting a 2.1 or first in your degree for employability

    If you've got a place at uni then you don't need to retake your A levels. Just concentrate on uní because there is no way you could do A levels at the same time with the workload required for both. It would get too much.

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    As A levels are being reformed then your last chance to re-sit some subjects will be next Summer so it's then or never but it really isn't worth it.

    You could do it, but bear in mind the only person who would notice or care would be you.

    A-levels are entirely superceeded by having a degree, to the point where no employer is going to care that you got AAB instead of AAA (or whatever). The point of A-levels is to demonstrate a base knowedge in a range of subjects, to the end you can use that to gain further knowledge in a specific field at University. They are great acheivments that take a lot of work and dedication, but long term, they should not be treated as trophies for how clever you are. I wish schools would instill that into people a little better.

    I know you feel dissapointed right now - and want to feel like you're doing something to fix what's upsetting you - but in 6 months time you honestly won't care.
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