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    is there a time limit to retake units? if i finish my a-levels next summer 2014 and i want to retake unit 1 which was done jan this year 2013 can i do it next year? or do i have to do it now? i just want to know how my grade from this unit will effect my overall grade before i retake. im a private candidate
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    there is no time limit as long as the specification is still available.
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    Hello, I found out my AS January exam results and I got this:

    Biology: C
    Maths: C (Considering I worked ridiculously hard, made 1 mistake and went from an B to C)
    Chemisty: U
    English: C

    I was devestated as I was predicted minimum B grades for each of them. I would like to go into Uni to to medicine or dentistry but I'll have no chance if my chemistry, biology and maths grades are so low. I would like to resit all of them but I'll have a total of 10 exams in the May/June time.

    I am asking should I resit?!!? Is it really worth it I mean 10 EXAMS when 4 in januray was hard enough, help.
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    (Original post by GinIchimaru)

    I am asking should I resit?!!? Is it really worth it I mean 10 EXAMS when 4 in januray was hard enough, help.
    If you don't resit this year your only opportunity will be in summer 2014. If you are serious about medicine/dentistry then you need to improve those grades and should resit Chem & Bio and whichever of the other 2 you plan to continue on to A2.
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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    there is no time limit as long as the specification is still available.
    thank u, thats good
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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    If you don't resit this year your only opportunity will be in summer 2014. If you are serious about medicine/dentistry then you need to improve those grades and should resit Chem & Bio and whichever of the other 2 you plan to continue on to A2.
    I am thinking about resitting this year in the May/June time, is that a good way to go?
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    (Original post by GinIchimaru)
    I am thinking about resitting this year in the May/June time, is that a good way to go?
    Loads of people do less well than expected in the January exams and improve enormously by the summer. You need to understand where you went wrong and I'd advise you get your marked papers for bio and chem back to learn from your mistakes. For example, In biology you have to be very careful with use of the right terminology (my mate used 'baby' when it was a 'blastocyst') and spelling errors can cost you marks. You also need to make sure you are fully answering questions - you may think your answer was OK but it was not enough compared the the mark scheme.

    I think summer resits are the right way for you to go. It will be a challenge but it's exactly what all candidates will have to do next year when there are no January exams. Your B predictions indicate your teachers have confidence in your ability.
 
 
 
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