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    I thinking of retaking my gcse in the summer because they weren't that great, for me to get into the uni's . I thinking of retaking English lit and lang and science but here's were the problem comes in I realized that It might affect my A level's which I don't think I did particularly well in for Jan , so I am probably going to retake them leaving me with 13 exams in the summer . Is it wise to retake my gcse to meet the requirement or should I focus entirely on Alevels. Thanks TheMiestero
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    imo, focus on your a-levels. they're much more crucial to getting into a uni.
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    This probably depends on the type of course you are interested in. For some courses, especially in the Mathematical and Scientific sphere, a certain GCSE grade is usually required. This will vary between universities. A GCSE at grade C or above in English and Maths is usually essential for nearly every programme of study.
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    It also depends how much work you are willing to put in to the exams this summer. A levels are largely more important, however if you are able to bring your GCSE grades up and still do well in your A levels, then why not?

    If you think that the English GCSEs will affect your getting into university (i.e. a competetive course, or an essay-based course) then I advise you retake. Otherwise, just focus on A levels.
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    If you are taking a subject in which you want to do the re-take, then you will probably improve your performance without doing much extra work because you will be developing skills in the subject all the time. When I was in the Sixth Form, one of my friends took eleven exams in the same session and obtained his highest marks in them, so it is certainly doable.
 
 
 

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