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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    I understand the disappoimtment, but in your situation its self inflicted.

    Its much better to have good grades than limp on with mediocre ones.

    Dont feel sorry for yourself take responsibility.

    You might also want to consider doing an EPQ as well as a buffer against the AS.
    I know. I've only got myself to blame. And I'm definitely considering doing an EPQ but with the excessive workload and pressure that comes with failure, I'll have to really think whether I can deal with another thing on my plate.
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    Retake the as which actually counts and work really hard for the other 2 and you'll be fine.

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    (Original post by Hero987)
    Retake the as which actually counts and work really hard for the other 2 and you'll be fine.

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    That has been my initial plan, even before I finally got my results. I knew I flopped Law, just didn't imagine doing so bad. I'll try and see if I can just resit the 2 law modules and not get kicked off the other 2 subjects so I can work my assssss off for A2.
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    (Original post by RZA17)
    I know. I've only got myself to blame. And I'm definitely considering doing an EPQ but with the excessive workload and pressure that comes with failure, I'll have to really think whether I can deal with another thing on my plate.
    IGrades more importnat,so be honest as to what you can manage. you have to eb a different more focused and determined student.
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    (Original post by Deyesy)
    Honestly, don't let you put it off you.

    I resat the year and changed the place I studied - ended up taking slightly different A Levels (History, Sociology and Psychology instead of History, Biology and Religious Studies) and now I study Psychology at university; something I may not have ended up doing had I not redone my AS's :^_^:
    It does sound promising but I think I'll first just weigh out my options with my sixth form before resorting to taking another year. Props to you anyways.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    IGrades more importnat,so be honest as to what you can manage. you have to eb a different more focused and determined student.
    Definitely. Driven, positive and determined student pending.
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    (Original post by Peroxidation)
    My advice is to retake the year and don't slack off again. If you're really passionate about studying law, then don't let anything stand in your way. Good people keep on walking whatever happens, if life blocks the path they're on they find another route, but they never give up.
    Thank you for both the advice and motivation x
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    (Original post by a012)
    think about re doing As and are your subjects linear?

    i also got bad grades
    got 2 bs 1E and 1U
    any help?
    I'll deffo be redoing my AS law exams as it is 1/2 my overall grade, but I don't know if the option to retake all of my AS exams is a possibility? The other two subjects I faied don't go towards my final grade, Psychology, being one of them also includes a whole new module for A2. 2 B's more than me, that's worthy of a pat on the back.
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    (Original post by RZA17)
    It does sound promising but I think I'll first just weigh out my options with my sixth form before resorting to taking another year. Props to you anyways.
    I think weighing out all your options is a good idea but definitely don't discount retaking your AS's as an option

    I also took another two years repairing some of my A Levels too before I actually got to university. Universities can see perseverance and not giving up despite experiencing setbacks as a massive positive
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    (Original post by noticemesenpai)
    Well i have done a third year due to changing my mind about what i want to do in the future. I'm glad i made that choice because i ended up getting 3 A's ^^
    I'm kinda put off of doing another year by the fact if I was to eventually get the grades I needed, I'd be entering with a year younger than me? It's a pathetic reason, but I just can't seem to get over it?
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    (Original post by Deyesy)
    I think weighing out all your options is a good idea but definitely don't discount retaking your AS's as an option

    I also took another two years repairing some of my A Levels too before I actually got to university. Universities can see perseverance and not giving up despite experiencing setbacks as a massive positive
    Do you think retaking my AS's whilst completing my A2 is possible? Definitely insane, but not impossible surely?
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    Retake or start looking for an apprenticeship. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. I'm sorry but it's true, I really think you should give year 12 another shot becuase you can't build on those grades And don't do the years together, highly intelligent people struggle with that, it's understandable to do that if you got a C/D becuase you've got the basics and doing A2 could help with the harder ASstuff but with U's and E's at AS you lack the knowledge to tackle A2
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    (Original post by RZA17)
    I'll deffo be redoing my AS law exams as it is 1/2 my overall grade, but I don't know if the option to retake all of my AS exams is a possibility? The other two subjects I faied don't go towards my final grade, Psychology, being one of them also includes a whole new module for A2. 2 B's more than me, that's worthy of a pat on the back.
    i think you will be able to retake psychology because you need to know AS content for A2 psychology but A2 there will be more things to learn.

    im thinking of doing an intense year for 1 subject so that i can go to uni next year
    is doing AS and A2 in one year really hard?
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    (Original post by zayn008)
    Retake or start looking for an apprenticeship. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. I'm sorry but it's true, I really think you should give year 12 another shot becuase you can't build on those grades
    Quite an appropriate quote. Thanks for the advice, and trust me I'm considering it.
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    (Original post by RZA17)
    I'm kinda put off of doing another year by the fact if I was to eventually get the grades I needed, I'd be entering with a year younger than me? It's a pathetic reason, but I just can't seem to get over it?
    I was worried about that when i started! Turns out there are different age groups! I thought I'd be the eldest but that's not the case at all trust me! The eldest in my class is 26.
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    (Original post by RZA17)
    Was expecting mediocre results anyways due to my lack of effort and revision but instead got worse than I could ever have imagined - 2 U's and an E. One of the U's being in Law, a subject I passionately wanted to study at Uni.

    With those grades I'd imagine I can forget about Uni but I feel like if I can prove to my teachers within a month or so that I will work hard maybe they could predict me reasonable grades? Not only can I forget about Uni but I'm scared I may get kicked out of my sixth form as my sort of grades affect league tables. I am so extremely disappointed. You really do get out what you put in

    Do we have to show our AS grades on our applications? Will lots of solid work experience and a good personal statement maybe help balance things out? I'm not sure how results are affected in relation to the new specifications so I'm honestly clueless rn? SOMEONE PLS HELP.
    You don't have to forget about Uni. I achieved the exact same grades as you at AS. I decided to do a BTEC afterwards and did extremely well. I ended up getting offers from Exeter and Kent to name a few!. The BTEC was thoroughly enjoyable too, and a lot less stressful. I achieved a 2.1 degree in the end
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    (Original post by RZA17)
    Quite an appropriate quote. Thanks for the advice, and trust me I'm considering it.
    My statistics teacher used to say it all year, I left preparation till the last minute and all becuase of stats I ended up with a B today, I was quite confident I'd get an A but knew stats was hold me back if anything and I didn't prepare. So I got a punch in the arm from him today lol

    Hope you figure it out, tbh I'm actually in a boat where I wish I could do AS again even though I've done okay… just do what you think you'll enjoy and be prepared!!
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    (Original post by RZA17)
    Do you think retaking my AS's whilst completing my A2 is possible? Definitely insane, but not impossible surely?
    I wouldn't recommend it personally. That would mean what? 6 summer exams?
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    i think you will be able to retake psychology because you need to know AS content for A2 psychology but A2 there will be more things to learn.

    im thinking of doing an intense year for 1 subject so that i can go to uni next year
    is doing AS and A2 in one year really hard?
    As my AS doesn't contribute towards my final psychology grade, I feel it'd be pointless retaking the AS exam as it basically makes up the A2 module, minus a few topic which I'll be covering in A2 lessons from September anyways ..that's if they don't kickick me off the course

    And in response to your question, I couldn't answer that for you as I've only taken AS exams/completed AS work and not both AS and A2. I'd imagine so though, AS was tough enough.
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    (Original post by fatima1998)
    i am in the same boat
    well try your best next year and if you think you need to do 3 years instead then i would recommend it :yy:
    The untimely words of Sean Connery spring to mind here... :P
    'Your "best"! Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and **** the prom queen'
 
 
 
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