unrealistic to go from a C to an A

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    (Original post by VMD100)
    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
    congrats!! all the best for your future, thanks for the reply
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    (Original post by Kwaks)
    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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    thanks for the reply! you did so well m
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    (Original post by Elastichedgehog)
    Easily, I went from ACC to AAAC at A level
    well done! thats so good thanks for the reply
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    I want to go from a C to an A* in bio so if you beleive you can and you know how to improve then anything is possible.

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    (Original post by Parrotperson)
    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
    thanks for replying, thats great! hope your sister is okay now
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    (Original post by GabbytheGreek_48)
    I want to go from a C to an A* in bio so if you beleive you can and you know how to improve then anything is possible.

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    that is exceptional, well done!!
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    (Original post by maryamkhawaja)
    Is there any point of retaking AS? If you got C's and D's? In linear exams.
    hi, I'm guessing you didn't read the earlier replies I live in Wales and so the exams aren't linear, AS contribute to 40% of the A-Level grade
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    One guy in my class went from a U in his AS Business exam to an A in the real one. It's possible
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    I went from a E to an A in a graphics exam! You can do anything if you believe in yourself and work hard!
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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 did exactly this. It's definitely possible
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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
    At GCSE I was doing foundation for additional science for chemistry physics and biology always got C's however a few months before the exam I decided to do higher chemistry and biology in which I got an A in chemistry a A in biology, however the day before the physics exam I got my Physics paper changed to a higher paper and I got a high B (2 marks off an A)
    So yes it's possible
    btw overall science I got an A
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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
    Never listen to your teachers when they discourage you from something like this by saying it's unrealistic and being negative. It is definitely possible if you work hard. I know someone who a teacher told would never pass a particular subject and guess what? They did. Remember it is possible and it doesn't matter what your teacher thinks. Work hard and your results will be ones to be proud of.
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    Thank you all for your replies! I've realised there's no point taking teachers so seriously. Another teacher told me today it's very rare that someone has two grade jumps but I'm so motivated to prove them wrong now!
 
 
 
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