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    I completely screwed up my A-levels and ended up with BDD, I got into university but it's quite low down the rankings and I've always wanted to be a barrister, which I'm afraid may be far less likely now.

    I am considering resitting my A-levels and doing a third year, would you say this is wise? I just don't know, I want to go to university but I don't want these awful A-level results to be with me for the rest of my life, it's making me feel stupid and I just don't know what happened, I screwed up immensely. Not only would they look awful on my CV but future employers may also be put off.
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    (Original post by LukeyJB)
    I completely screwed up my A-levels and ended up with BDD, I got into university but it's quite low down the rankings and I've always wanted to be a barrister, which I'm afraid may be far less likely now.

    I am considering resitting my A-levels and doing a third year, would you say this is wise? I just don't know, I want to go to university but I don't want these awful A-level results to be with me for the rest of my life, it's making me feel stupid and I just don't know what happened, I screwed up immensely. Not only would they look awful on my CV but future employers may also be put off.
    If you're really that disappointed by your A levels, believe you can improve on them and are prepared to spend a third year resitting A levels then I think it's a good idea.

    There's no point going to a university you don't want to be at on a course you are not enjoying. Most likely you'll end up lacking motivation and either do badly or drop out.
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    A career at the Bar is really tough - expensive too and you do need really good academic results!

    Do read this and think it through!


    http://barcouncil.org.uk/becoming-a-...e-a-barrister/


    good luck!
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    (Original post by LukeyJB)
    I completely screwed up my A-levels and ended up with BDD, I got into university but it's quite low down the rankings and I've always wanted to be a barrister, which I'm afraid may be far less likely now.

    I am considering resitting my A-levels and doing a third year, would you say this is wise? I just don't know, I want to go to university but I don't want these awful A-level results to be with me for the rest of my life, it's making me feel stupid and I just don't know what happened, I screwed up immensely. Not only would they look awful on my CV but future employers may also be put off.
    I'm in a similar position, I got BCD and I don't want to go to a bad uni so I'm resitting year 13 - I would resit so you can get onto the course you want. It's only a year out and at least you'll end up doing what you want in the end, and as you said, employers will probably be put off by seeing D's. Speak to your college and tell them what your situation is and ask what your options are for resitting
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    (Original post by Zottula)
    If you're really that disappointed by your A levels, believe you can improve on them and are prepared to spend a third year resitting A levels then I think it's a good idea.

    There's no point going to a university you don't want to be at on a course you are not enjoying. Most likely you'll end up lacking motivation and either do badly or drop out.
    My main worry is that a lot of universities won't look at people who have done a third year... I just don't know what happened, I was predicted AAB and I completely messed it up.
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    I re did my a levels and got a load of work experience and I got into the uni I was originally rejected from with my work experience being used as I was just off my offer.

    well... 'better' unis are far more likely to consider you with improved grades if you re-sat a year got work experience etc ...at least then you'll have a chance of acceptance rather than with your current grades

    it may well be worth the risk at least then you will have a chance
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    I honestly don't know, I mean if I kept with university and tried hard in my first year to get a first then surely that counts? I spoke with the head of the law school at Leeds Met and he was saying how it's not so much about where you go (with most chambers) but it's about you and how you perform at degree level.
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    I'm in a similar situation and what I really want to know is whether we'll be discriminated/penalised for re-taking A-levels!
 
 
 
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