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    I recently got my AS results of BBEE Bs in maths and English lit and Es in chem and bio. I got really good grades in gcse 7 A*s and 4 As but this year alot went on and I just couldn't cope. Idealy I want to carry on with maths english and chem because I want to do radiography at uni but I don't know if my school will let me or if I'll get in. English and chemistry are linear courses so my as grades don't count but I'm still really upset. The bad result is because of many things including the work load and I had to take a month off due to uncontrollable circumstances and my bio and chem teachers weren't always there to help. Do you think they'll let me into year 13 and is it worth it? I can't retake the year because I won't be able to retake the same subjects

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    Well, by the sounds of it, if you have exceptional circumstances (like missing a month of college) then your teachers should be aware that your grades could have been negatively impacted and therefore give you the benefit of a doubt which means that your chemistry teacher might be willing to look past the grade and instead look at how you did last year as a whole. But, you really should contact your college about this as soon as possible so you can get a solid answer!

    I hope that helps

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    Aw that sucks :/ It feels horrible to not get the grades you wanted to, but hopefully your next year won't be so bad, so don't let it get you down. If you had extraneous circumstances, your school should understand and let you continue with the subject. They should let you into year 13 at least, and seeing as you're still capable of As or Bs in at least two subjects it should be worth it. You can still retake, right? Or has legislation changed for that? Retaking your Chemistry may be the best option for you in my opinion, because then if all goes well you could potentially come out with three solid A*-C A-Levels, which puts you in good standing for most universities or apprenticeships/internships. Another option would be to take on an EPQ, which means you can study at your own pace without a lot of interference from teachers, which may be a little better suited to you and are highly respected by even top universities. Other options would be to transfer to a sixth form/ college more willing to help you when you're struggling, especially if you anticipate that you'll struggle with workload or have personal issues that may affect your studies next year. I'm not sure if legislation has changed since, but a friend of mine stayed back in year 12 to repeat the year, which may also be an option if that's still possible. However, it sounds like you're absolutely capable of performing extremely well when you have good circumstances, so don't give up!

    From what I know if your biology and chemistry courses are linear, then your AS grades won't be looked at by unis so you'll be okay. There are other people who have been in the same situation as you, so you're not alone I was so disappointed in my AS grades too and I want to apply for a highly competitive course but I think for now, look at the options, you can retake and take a gap year, or apply for three universities for radiography and then two for something else and just don't dwell on it too much. Know that next year, you have the ability to work hard and get the grades you want
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