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    Hi I'm an international student and I have just received my final A level grades (CIE) AABaab - my A(and a)'s are all in low 90's.

    I have offers for accounting and finance at Manchester,Bristol and Nottingham. Although, I'm satisfied with these universities but I want to have a shot at oxford Economics and Management for 2011 entry.

    So, my question is
    1. If I resit the "B"grade A level subject in 2010 June exam (results released august) and get an A with high80's or 90's will I have a decent chance at oxford? (assuming that my ps and interview goes fairly well)

    2. How do univerisities know whether I have resat or not ?
    When I first sat my As level (2008 November ,here its 6months different compare to UK system) I didn't do so well therefore I resat couple of As level at 2009 june and sat my A level exams at nov 2009. So my worry is that I already resat some As level at 2009 and resitting another A level at 2010 will look badly upon my application. Or will they just know about 2010 resit? (or both 2009 and 2010 resit)

    Thank you so much.
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    (Original post by UKgogoshing)
    Hi I'm an international student and I have just received my final A level grades (CIE) AABaab - my A(and a)'s are all in low 90's.

    I have offers for accounting and finance at Manchester,Bristol and Nottingham. Although, I'm satisfied with these universities but I want to have a shot at oxford Economics and Management for 2011 entry.

    So, my question is
    1. If I resit the "B"grade A level subject in 2010 June exam (results released august) and get an A with high80's or 90's will I have a decent chance at oxford? (assuming that my ps and interview goes fairly well)

    2. How do univerisities know whether I have resat or not ?
    When I first sat my As level (2008 November ,here its 6months different compare to UK system) I didn't do so well therefore I resat couple of As level at 2009 june and sat my A level exams at nov 2009. So my worry is that I already resat some As level at 2009 and resitting another A level at 2010 will look badly upon my application. Or will they just know about 2010 resit? (or both 2009 and 2010 resit)

    Thank you so much.
    Resitting should not hugely impact your application and it has been done, but many universities will look down on qualifications that were done in multiple sittings compared to doing them all at once and so may expect more of you. You have a chance, but it would not be a certainty of course.

    In answer to your other question, they will know because you have to declare the date that you obtained your qualification on your UCAS form, so you will presumably have them spread between 2008 and 2010.
 
 
 
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