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    (Original post by zayn008)
    People do the entire A-level in a year and get an A, you'll be doing A2 plus building on AS, it's possible but only with resits and hard work! You'd also need to question your personal motivation to the subject, I understand personal circumstances can make things tough but do ask yourself if there's another underlying issue like the teaching style, the syllabus, the stress, etc. And then find a way to work with it, without solving any underlying problems you'll never be able to do your best
    thank you for your reply! im going to do exactly as you said i know its going to be hard but equally worth it
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    two of my friends got Cs in AS chemistry and were told not to apply to medicine as they wouldn't meet their offer. they begged for an A prediction, and both of them achieved an A in chemistry on results day this year after some resits. one is going to manchester to study medicine, and the other to sheffield
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    I'm just speaking from my own personal experience but I believe it is highly possible provided you really do put the work in. I took AS chemistry and came to a shock on results day as I attained an E having got a U in one exam, a very low E in another and a C in the coursework component (old OCR) My teacher didn't even want me to study chemistry anymore and certainly wouldn't allow me to carry on into A2. I ended up taking an extra year and restarted AS. I've just finished sixth form now and having got my A2 results I attained an A in A level chemistry. Trust me if you put the work in (and I mean going to see your chem teacher atleast once a week during lunch times, after school etc) and revise every past paper under the sun you can do it

    I'm hopefully going on to study veterinary medicine and have been told by tutors the resits should not harm my application too greatly
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    (Original post by 543216789)
    I had a C in as chemistry because of personal circumstances and my chemistry teacher said that it is unrealistic to get from a C to an A (even with resits). I'm looking for opinions/experiences because i need an A and what she said really disheartened me
    Hey, I was in the same position as you after I did my AS last year...I got a C and my teacher said it wasn't possible for me to get an A (got C's in all units). I changed classes in year 13 and my new teacher said I should resist my AS exams. During year 13 I tried to work really hard (although sometimes I went back to procrastinating). I sat both my Chemistry AS exams on top of my current A2 exams. Fast forward to results day...I got an A in all my chemistry units and an A overall. So it's definitely possible, don't be disheartened!! You can do it.


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    Easily, I went from ACC to AAAC at A level
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    i went from ACC to AAC, its possible
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    (Original post by 543216789)
    thank you so much for the motivation and advice. im going to put everything into that A haha
    no worries! That's what I like to hear, don't let anyone tell you that you should limit yourself to what they see as 'realistic' its your vision that will make wonders.

    Glad to help
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    Don't worry, my sister managed to go from a D to a high B in chemistry and a C to a high A in biology A-level along with 7 resits and having panic attacks in the final exams If you have the motivation to do it, you can achieve it
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    (Original post by 543216789)
    I had a C in as chemistry because of personal circumstances and my chemistry teacher said that it is unrealistic to get from a C to an A (even with resits). I'm looking for opinions/experiences because i need an A and what she said really disheartened me
    I got BBCC at AS with a C in Chemistry

    This year got AAAb, with an A in Chemistry (2 marks off a fricken A*)

    It's possible.
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    Is there any point of retaking AS? If you got C's and D's? In linear exams.
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    (Original post by Athena64)
    I went from an E in Spanish to a B (in GCSE). It's possible. Just expect to put in effort and revise. Asking a teacher for help (maybe a different science teacher) might help you out though, I find it easier than reading from a textbook. Past papers as well, and flashcards for keyword definitions. Everything is possible!
    So much this. I went from an E in RE at December mocks to an A* for GCSE.
    It's very doable OP, you just need to work for it
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    (Original post by 543216789)
    For the new spec in Wales the AS only counts for 40% thank you for your advice, thats what im going to do! A B is also great!
    Oh that seems good actually, you can really focus on A2 to maximise your overall grade.
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    (Original post by FeminineEminem)
    Of course it's possible to do well if you try your hardest, but you have to be realistic. If the C was the result of you just being lazy then I'm sure with lots of hard work you could get an A. However, if you tried your absolute hardest and came out with a C, an A isn't that likely to happen to be honest. It all depends on your personal ability - no online success stories will affect your capability.
    I agree
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    I know someone who got a C in history AS and is now off to LSE to study Law so I'm pretty sure she got an A overall.... it can be done with retakes and a lot of effort
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    (Original post by 543216789)
    I had a C in as chemistry because of personal circumstances and my chemistry teacher said that it is unrealistic to get from a C to an A (even with resits). I'm looking for opinions/experiences because i need an A and what she said really disheartened me
    One of my friends got a U in chrmistry amd he resit it and took the work seriously instead of socialising alot. Guess what he got ?? He got an A*, never let other people down, you can do it but you will need to put tons of work into it in order for the grades you wanna hit

    He realised he flopped because he was takimg his part time job seriously and partying alot with his college m8s ,he had one chance and took the opportunity.
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    (Original post by 543216789)
    I had a C in as chemistry because of personal circumstances and my chemistry teacher said that it is unrealistic to get from a C to an A (even with resits). I'm looking for opinions/experiences because i need an A and what she said really disheartened me
    I went from a D to an A in maths, and i know of people who've gone from a D to an A*, so you can deffo do it in Chemistry if you put in the work
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    (Original post by Felecia)
    I went from a D to an A in maths, and i know of people who've gone from a D to an A*, so you can deffo do it in Chemistry if you put in the work
    What were your other subjects?
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    Definitely not unrealistic if you work hard and make sure you understand everything
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    (Original post by Light Venom)
    One of my friends got a U in chrmistry amd he resit it and took the work seriously instead of socialising alot. Guess what he got ?? He got an A*, never let other people down, you can do it but you will need to put tons of work into it in order for the grades you wanna hit

    He realised he flopped because he was takimg his part time job seriously and partying alot with his college m8s ,he had one chance and took the opportunity.
    I went from a D in my physics mock to an A in the real exam
    it really impossible to is possible if you really want to
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    (Original post by an_atheist)
    So much this. I went from an E in RE at December mocks to an A* for GCSE.
    It's very doable OP, you just need to work for it
    Went from a D to a C to an A* in RS so it definitely is doable
 
 
 
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