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    Hi all,

    So yesterday I received my AS results ABCC - A (history) B (art) C (maths) C (product design). My first choice has always been to go to Bath (Architecture), however, the offer is A*AA. I am confident that if I retook one or two maths modules in A2, I can achieve an A grade. Art and history are linear so for history I'll have to do the AS exams anyway and with art, only the A2 counts.

    I have also thought about retaking year 12 because starting fresh means that I can potentially get better AS grades, however, this would mean an extra year. Having said that, applying with let's say AABB-AAAB as opposed to ABCC would make me a more competitve applicant academically. As soon as I think about doing one, I immediately think about switching to the other option. Having higher AS grades would mean that I would receive an offer easier next year than this.

    I have a strong passion for architecture and my extra curricular profile is considered strong.

    I'm open to you guys giving advice!

    Thanks all,


    I recommend you retake some maths modules - once you start A2 you'll find that AS maths becomes much easier (the core modules especially). You're likely to be predicted A*A in history and art respectively anyway so there isn't very much point in retaking year 12. If you do decide to retake some modules, your teacher will be able to predict you an A - and this can be justified in your reference (if you don't retake you can't realistically be predicted any higher than a B). Keep in mind that universities consider other things too- like your interview performance (I'm sure you'll be asked to send/bring in a portfolio) and your personal statement. Do you intend to drop product design?
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    Hey! Thank you so much for your reply! Yes, I do tend on dropping product design I really do believe that I can do well in maths with a lot of hard work!! I'm currently learning C3 by myself so I'm halfway there haha...After a day of thinking, I'm leaning more towards retaking maths modules! I'm also going to remark my art in September!

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