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    In the January exams I got a D in Media and a U in Sociology. I was okay with my media grade but I know my Soicology grade is AWFUL!I did my re-sits for Media and Sociology on Monday and I think I did at least a little better in Sociology but I'm not sure and I won't find out until results day...I did my English Literature exam today and I just know I've done really bad! The only subject I think I'll do okay in is English Language and I found out today that I got a high C in my coursework which I think is good enough What am I going to do if I get really rubbishy grades though? Will I have to re-take the year or the exams?? I don't know... I really wish I'd tried harder now...
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    You don't have to retake the year but if you don't perform as well as you hoped, you will have to resit those exams again. Remember you will have your A2 January exams too on top of any resists so take that into consideration when contemplating whether to resit or not.
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    As long as you get at least an E grade in each of your subjects, you should be able to carry on into Upper Sixth. You'll then probably want to resit your AS-level exams, but remember that you won't have a January exam period, meaning it'll be a lot of work at the end of that year.

    You should focus on working as hard as possible for any remaining AS-level exams to reduce that huge workload for next year, and then get organised and work. You won't be able to follow a normal revision program next year if you're resitting your AS-levels - instead I'd advise you to do a little over summer so you don't forget it, perhaps some neat notes, and then work+revise consistently throughout the year.

    I've seen people do badly at AS-level and then recover the year after and go on to achieve good A-level grades, but I've seen far too many people underestimate the workload they're signing up for when they say "I'll resit it in the summer".

    Also, your university applications will be impacted, so you might end up applying after sixth form and taking a gap year.
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    ive decided that after my maths an english exams this week, if i flop one biology/psychology unit then im repeating the year. there will be way too much pressure next year to retake about 4 units, i wouldnt mind if it was one or two but yeah
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    (Original post by Kre)
    You don't have to retake the year but if you don't perform as well as you hoped, you will have to resit those exams again. Remember you will have your A2 January exams too on top of any resists so take that into consideration when contemplating whether to resit or not.
    January exams don't exist anymore do they? :O
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    (Original post by mel1995)
    ive decided that after my maths an english exams this week, if i flop one biology/psychology unit then im repeating the year. there will be way too much pressure next year to retake about 4 units, i wouldnt mind if it was one or two but yeah
    do you know how to re-take the year?
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    They are bad. You need to retake as many exams as you can.
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    (Original post by LillyLisa)
    January exams don't exist anymore do they? :O
    probably not, as it is there are no january exams for next year but they are thinking (so probably unlikely) of allowing the current year 12s to do january exams next year but not allow the new year 12s to do them. This is because the current year 12s have not been used to doing all exams in june so it would be unfair. I for one hope they do that change, January exams are great :P they did me well this year so I don't have to do as many exams in june
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    (Original post by LillyLisa)
    do you know how to re-take the year?

    what do you mean?
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    (Original post by Kre)
    You don't have to retake the year but if you don't perform as well as you hoped, you will have to resit those exams again. Remember you will have your A2 January exams too on top of any resists so take that into consideration when contemplating whether to resit or not.
    There are NO January exams in 2014.
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    (Original post by Matt_dragon)
    There are NO January exams in 2014.
    They've removed January exams now? Fair enough I guess. I knew people who performed poorly in one module and retook it 3 times. :rolleyes:
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    Nope, it's not fair enough, because no retakes can jeopardise the chances of many students getting into university. You can't always get a good grade the first time round.
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    What are you aiming to do after you complete your A levels? Which universities have you an interest in or do you even plan on going to university?
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    (Original post by mel1995)
    what do you mean?
    could you take your a2 year and then re-sit after if you have bad grades?
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    (Original post by LillyLisa)
    could you take your a2 year and then re-sit after if you have bad grades?
    yes i think so, you can repeat either year until you reach 20. but i wouldnt repeat year 13, would be a killer
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    (Original post by Pm If Mad)
    What are you aiming to do after you complete your A levels? Which universities have you an interest in or do you even plan on going to university?
    I really want to do this http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/ug/coursedetails/?cid=890 but I don't know if I'll have enough points...
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    (Original post by mel1995)
    yes i think so, you can repeat either year until you reach 20. but i wouldnt repeat year 13, would be a killer
    really? and no, I meant can you do year 13 and then do year 12 agan then leave?
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    (Original post by LillyLisa)
    really? and no, I meant can you do year 13 and then do year 12 agan then leave?

    im not too sure about that, depends on whether your school would let you or not
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    You can apply for a foundation year which means the entry requirements are much lower, you still have options.
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    (Original post by Jafar70)
    You can apply for a foundation year which means the entry requirements are much lower, you still have options.
    what does that mean?
 
 
 
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