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    • Thread Starter

    Thanks in advance for replies. I'm looking for some advice and I'd appreciate anyone's input.
    Okay, so my GCSE grades were 8A*s and 2 As. However, I've gone on to achieve CDEE at AS Level in biology, physics, maths and chemistry respectively. As you can see, these grades are far below where I should be and I'll take responsibility for that. I'm just stuck on the best option for progression.
    I have a few options.
    1. Carry on with the subjects and work my socks off to realistically achieve Cs overall and ending up in a less respected university
    2. Resit AS alongside A2 (possible but a lot of work and pressure)
    3. Restart the year, spending 3 years completing A levels and apply to uni next year.

    I'm hoping to study Physics at University, ideally a Russell Group. What do you think the best option is for me?


    I'd go for 2

    Personally I'd go for 3- with option 2 I think it would be way too much work, and you could possibly do worse than this year.
    • Thread Starter

    Thanks for your input. Do you think RG universities would down on this at all when applying in 12 months time with (hopefully) significantly better AS grades?

    I'd repeat. Maybe at another school (if possible!) so you don't have the awkwardness of your friends being in the year above and stuff. Also, id be like a new start. Obvs from your gcse results you're very smart and maybe got complacent/didnt revise as much, I dunno. This way you'd have the best chance of getting the best overall a-level results rather then scraping a few c's. Also, if you were to repeat all your as' next year alongside your a levels Im not sure you'd do much better and may even do worse. The content in bio would be too much; maths in as and a2 quite different; physics a2 is a huge step up from as (apaz!); chem, like physics (apaz), a lot harder at a2 then as.

    I am in a similar situation but because 2 out of 4 of my courses are now linear, I'm doing what you've stated as option 2. Honestly results day was such a wake up call for me and I'm relying quite a lot on my personal statement for now. Also, I will be begging my teachers to raise my target grades so I can get into one of my University choices.
    I'm not sure if this was of any help but do consider whether your courses are linear or not, whether your personal statement is good enough and whether your teachers are willing to raise your predicted grades.

    I wish you the best!

    id say resit the year and drop chemistry.

    I need help too I'm so confused it's my second year of college and last year was alright but this year is horrible I hate all my lessons and I fell like I don't fit into college not to mention my best friend went to a different college and I'm terrified that I wont be able to get into uni if anyone has any advice I'd be so greatful cuz right now I just feel horrible
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