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hi all,

my college just told me today that they do not do january modules and this came as quite a shock to me as it means that I now how to sit all my exams in one go during the summer exam session and any retakes would have to be done the following year :eek3: quite a few of my friends seem to be preparing to sit the odd unit in january and i see this being far more beneficial...

is there anybody else whose school/college won't let them sit modules in january? and for anybody that's done this, how did you cope/manage with all the extra exams? any tips you can give us in the lower sixth to help us along?
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Yep, I'll be sitting all my AS exams in June. My school's reasoning is that the synoptic nature of A Levels and the building up of earlier basic knowledge in later units means that, say, the C1 exam will be easier after having done all of C2.
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I'm doing all my A2s in summer
Then again, I will only have 3 exams...
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I think I'd die.
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I think I'd die.
thanks for the reassurance :rolleyes:
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it seems so pointless.
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thanks for the reassurance :rolleyes:

Don't worry, many do all of theirs in the summer; I'm sure you'll adapt.
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I'm just taking AS in the summer
But my lil sis is taking both AS and A2 this summer
Which subjects are you taking?
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Yeah, I'm doing all of my AS levels in May/June.

I was annoyed too, as this means I have to sit two of my exams straight after one another! Whereas, if I'd has one in Jan, I wouldn't have to have this problem!

Just think of it this way: you have the advantage in the sense that you get longer to learn and practice etc. and you will actually be able to enjoy Christmas!
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i am doing all my A2's in summer.. and i did all my AS;s in the summer..
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I'm doing all my AS's in summer. I'm on holiday over Christmas so lucky in that sense. But I'm a bit worried as I always did better in modules at GCSE as I only had a few exams to revise for as opposed to...all of them.
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Yep, I'll be sitting all my AS exams in June. My school's reasoning is that the synoptic nature of A Levels and the building up of earlier basic knowledge in later units means that, say, the C1 exam will be easier after having done all of C2.
Thats Exactly what my school said. I also thought taking a few in Jan could help out significantly. Do people do better when taking them in June or whe ntaking half in Jan is the question???
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i did all my ASs in the summer and will be with my A2s.. unless you do maths/science there's not much point doing Jan ones now there's only 2 units per subject.
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I do January modules - really puts the pressure off of you in the summer!

This Jan I'm doing S1, Physics Unit 4, Geography Research paper, Business Production, Business Synoptic: Strategic paper.

Then in the summer i've got C3, C4, Geog (other unit) and Physics Unit 5.
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Yep, I'll be sitting all my AS exams in June. My school's reasoning is that the synoptic nature of A Levels and the building up of earlier basic knowledge in later units means that, say, the C1 exam will be easier after having done all of C2.
With maths, it defintley makes sense. I was pretty annoyed in AS and wanted to take C1 in January, but when it came to June C1 seemed piss easy compared to C2 and so I don't mind this now.

With things like biology and chemistry this must be really freaking annoying and surely gives no benefit?
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I took 9 exams in June, as I missed the Jan exams due to an op. 7 were an A, 2 were 1 mark of an A. Providing you start revising March-ish, you'll be fine. I actually did the best in my year in biology and chemistry, even though everyone else took the Jan exams and then retook in June. There are some benefits to waiting.
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(Original post by prince_of_paupers)
hi all,

my college just told me today that they do not do january modules and this came as quite a shock to me as it means that I now how to sit all my exams in one go during the summer exam session and any retakes would have to be done the following year :eek3: quite a few of my friends seem to be preparing to sit the odd unit in january and i see this being far more beneficial...

is there anybody else whose school/college won't let them sit modules in january? and for anybody that's done this, how did you cope/manage with all the extra exams? any tips you can give us in the lower sixth to help us along?
I'm doing all of my A2s in the summer. I thought this was the usual way to do it? :confused:
Anyway, our school doesn't let anyone do January modules. Though they're always telling us how it was much better when we did all the exams after the 2 years.
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My college doesn't do January modules because apparantly it would cause too much disruption which I guess is right considering college practically closes down for a month during exam time.
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ah okies... well Im taking 2 sciences and maths, meaning I have 9 modules (2 practical ones) in the summer alongside the normal two from a humanities a level... making that 11 exams *arrgh*
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It could be beneficial for you but for me personally doing all my A-Levels in the summer would probably mean I fail.
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