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    Hi, can you resit lit and language because I am doing foundation for language to secure my C and I'm doing Higher for lit but I think and hopefully I will get a B in lit and a C in language but can I resit them to get higher grades in sixth form?
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    You certainly could, although remember you'll have to wait an entire year to re-do them (unless the board you're doing has November sittings), and so it's unlikely you'll improve unless you had a genuinely really bad exam day and you could have done better, as:

    1) You'll have to keep up revising it for the next year, making it rather difficult to manage
    2) You'll have to worry about it as well as your AS exams, and it might not be worth spending so much extra time when it could be spent more wisely in the lower sixth
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    hey i am doing a resit in English language as i was home- schooled i had the option of paying and taking as a outsider or doing when i went to the sixth form. i am currently doing it as a sixth former! most colleges and sixth forms have the option of resits in maths,science and English. but you could check around to make sure.
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    (Original post by sully50sully)
    Hi, can you resit lit and language because I am doing foundation for language to secure my C and I'm doing Higher for lit but I think and hopefully I will get a B in lit and a C in language but can I resit them to get higher grades in sixth form?
    The majority of sixth forms/colleges offer the option to resit Maths and English to students who did not achieve a C. They may not be funded for teaching students who already have that C and many will not offer the option if you don't at least have a D (on the basis that after 5 years already spent in secondary school there's a limit to how much improvement they can achieve in 1 year). Only way to find out what would be available is to ask them. If you already have an idea about what you want to do in the future and you can show that it requires a B or better that may help presuade them to let you take it.
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    Most colleges and sixth forms offer it, talk to your exams officer.

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    (Original post by sully50sully)
    Hi, can you resit lit and language because I am doing foundation for language to secure my C and I'm doing Higher for lit but I think and hopefully I will get a B in lit and a C in language but can I resit them to get higher grades in sixth form?
    you could ,however universities employers etc will know that you couldn't get that grade first time round so won't care how good the grade is , if everyone got 2 attempts at gcses we'd all get straight A*s . Gcses aren't that important compared to a levels trust me. If you get an B and a C first time that's what you deserve, concentrate on a levels in stead , is there any particular reason you want to resit ???
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    you could ,however universities employers etc will know that you couldn't get that grade first time round so won't care how good the grade is
    Not entirely true.
    Endless resits to achieve a perfect set of GCSE results isn't worthwhile, I'd agree.
    BUT employers and universities don't generally care when Maths and English GCSE results are achieved as long as they meet their minimum criteria (usually a C but increasingly a B) . I know a lot of students who have only been offered places at Uni this year because of improved Maths or English results achieved while taking A levels. I know a lot of mature students who have improved their employment prospects by achieving good GCSE results later in life.
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    (Original post by wtpcarr)
    you could ,however universities employers etc will know that you couldn't get that grade first time round so won't care how good the grade is , if everyone got 2 attempts at gcses we'd all get straight A*s . Gcses aren't that important compared to a levels trust me. If you get an B and a C first time that's what you deserve, concentrate on a levels in stead , is there any particular reason you want to resit ???
    No, but I know that I can achieve an better grade and I heard that I will have more chance of getting into university.
 
 
 
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