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    I got my AS results today and I got 3 Grade B's (In English Language, History and Classical Civilisations) but I also got a Grade D in English Literature, which is what I want to do at University (I'm looking at Chester, Roehampton, East Anglia, Kingston and Middlesex) I originally got A* for both my 2 coursework pieces but I got an E in my final exam, plus AQA then for some reason (don't know what just yet) reduced my coursework down by 2 grades to a B, resulting in my overall grade D. I spoke to the head of English at my college, who said I could resit it alongside doing my A2 year, which I'm probably going to do to improve my grade. The two things I want to know are, if you resit but get worse, do you get to keep your original grade? Also, are the universities I'm looking at likely to refuse me an offer due to my resitting, or will they see it more as a determination to succeed and ignore the D I got first time? Also, earlier in the year my history teacher said that our AS grades go to the universities as our predicted grades, but as mine is a D for the subject I wish to study, will this prevent me getting any offers or will they look at the fact that I'm resitting so will (hopefully) do better than that? Thanks
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    I got my AS results today and I got 3 Grade B's (In English Language, History and Classical Civilisations) but I also got a Grade D in English Literature, which is what I want to do at University (I'm looking at Chester, Roehampton, East Anglia, Kingston and Middlesex) I originally got A* for both my 2 coursework pieces but I got an E in my final exam, plus AQA then for some reason (don't know what just yet) reduced my coursework down by 2 grades to a B, resulting in my overall grade D. I spoke to the head of English at my college, who said I could resit it alongside doing my A2 year, which I'm probably going to do to improve my grade. The two things I want to know are, if you resit but get worse, do you get to keep your original grade? Also, are the universities I'm looking at likely to refuse me an offer due to my resitting, or will they see it more as a determination to succeed and ignore the D I got first time? Also, earlier in the year my history teacher said that our AS grades go to the universities as our predicted grades, but as mine is a D for the subject I wish to study, will this prevent me getting offers or will they look at the fact that I'm resitting so will (hopefully) do better than that? Thanks
    If you retake modules, your higher grade will stand. Each university will have their own approach re retakes of exams, so your best bet on that point is just to contact those that you're interested in and ask. It's similar for how they treat grade predictions, but speak to your teachers about whether there's scope for flexibility on yours.
 
 
 
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