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    Hi,

    Hope you all can help! I've recently got my AS Psychology result, I'm really disappointed, because I know I can do so much better than a D.

    I spoke to my teacher about it, asking for resit. He refuse to let me resit because he said resitting wouldn't make any difference because I got a C in my mock exam. I was so shocked to hear that he was basing my potential on my mock exam. I felt so pissed off because I revised harder over the holidays for this exam then my History exam. I offered to pay for my own resit, and he said that it would be too much of an hassle. He told me that I should of taken it seriously and that I could take my exam externally.

    I was angry because there are students who didn't even try and got a U and who are retaking, they should be one's asked to take it seriously. I don't know what hassle it is to just put my name down with the others who are also resitting. There students who have potential to do better and here's my college refusing those who want to do better because they want to attend a good universities. I know they probably thinking about statistics which would make the college look bad but that shouldn't stop allowing students who want to do better to resit.

    So can they still refuse you if your willing to pay? And what shall I do?
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    (Original post by Chuu88)
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    So can they still refuse you if your willing to pay? And what shall I do?
    You should be able to go to your school's exam coordinator and get them to organise your resit, technically your teacher can't stop you taking your exam, only advise against it if they feel the need. Find out who your exam coordinator is, or go to your head of sixth form and they should be able to sort out your resit especially as you are willing to pay for it so they aren't having to fund it!
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    I don't think my school stops anyone from re-sitting since we all have to pay. But in most cases we're not allowed to re-sit more than three modules at one go.

    Speak to your tutor/head of year about it.
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    (Original post by Chuu88)
    Hi,

    Hope you all can help! I've recently got my AS Psychology result, I'm really disappointed, because I know I can do so much better than a D.

    I spoke to my teacher about it, asking for resit. He refuse to let me resit because he said resitting wouldn't make any difference because I got a C in my mock exam. I was so shocked to hear that he was basing my potential on my mock exam. I felt so pissed off because I revised harder over the holidays for this exam then my History exam. I offered to pay for my own resit, and he said that it would be too much of an hassle. He told me that I should of taken it seriously and that I could take my exam externally.

    I was angry because there are students who didn't even try and got a U and who are retaking, they should be one's asked to take it seriously. I don't know what hassle it is to just put my name down with the others who are also resitting. There students who have potential to do better and here's my college refusing those who want to do better because they want to attend a good universities. I know they probably thinking about statistics which would make the college look bad but that shouldn't stop allowing students who want to do better to resit.

    So can they still refuse you if your willing to pay? And what shall I do?
    He is influencing your education and qualifications. He shouldn't be doing that, especially if you are willing to pay. I don't know about any legalities, but it is just morally wrong.

    What I'd suggest is, ask your exam officer to enter you for a certain exam and tell him/her that you would like to do it independently and pay for it. If this is also impossible, I would suggest just ask another college or school to enter you for an exam and you pay them. Some of my fellow students who are also on a gap year like me, did that, but for a different reason (they didn't like the school...).

    Hope it helps. Just contact another school otherwise, shouldn't be a problem at all.
 
 
 
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