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    I got an E for my AS maths but I'm dropping it, shall I retake it or leave it? Will UNI's see it?

    I was genuinely shocked, because I started revising in January. Everyone's saying that I had burnt myself out too early, I was non-stop revising, doing papers, I feel like I was robbed.


    I can definitely relate to you. I have been studying AS Maths nonstop over the entire Christmas break until the exams, knowing it was one of my weakest subjects, I was honestly expecting at least a A or B at AS but ended up 3 UMS away from a C.

    Completely devastated. Also considering resitting AS and perhaps dropping A2...

    Best of luck to you,

    I'd say yes, have a go at it again. First you need to figure out why exactly you got an E. Did you really understand the material? Can you explain why we do algebra, where a quadratic comes from, why we solve a cubic and why the laws of indices work? Why 7^0=1? What is differentiation? That kind of thing. If you can, then you'll do better next time. If not, that's why you got an E.

    It depends, but if you're dropping it then I'll advise that you continue studying for your other A-levels - they are the important ones!
    However, if you think that you will get a good grade without too much revision, then you can have another go.
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