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    Hey everyone! I want to read Environmental science at university, and I got my A2 results yesterday. Overall I'm pleased, but a lot of the universities I was hoping to go to need ABB. I *just* missed out, as I got BBB (and a C in further maths with an E in general studies). I'm on a gap year anyway (I didn't apply in September), doing conservation work etc, but my question is: would it be worth trying to pull up to ABB by resitting one or two modules in chem or maths to get the unis I want? Also, how would I declare it on UCAS when it comes to filling in my form?

    WJEC history B
    Edexcel further maths C
    Edexcel maths B (C1: 77 C2: 83 S1:71 C3: 74 C4: 81 D1: 63)
    OCR A Chemistry B (F321: 69 F322: 120 F323:41 F324: 72 F325: 122 F326: 34)

    Which modules would you recommend retaking? I was predicted an A in maths, but D1 and C3 saw to that, but I feel like I'm able to get an A in chemistry with a bit more effort.

    Thanks for taking time to read this, and thanks so much in advance!
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    Hi ChemicalBond,

    Well done on your results!

    Now that the January exam session has been done away with, any re-takes you go for will be in June 2014. You therefore have to make sure that you cover your position in terms of taking enough modules again to 'spread your risk'.

    One thing to be wary of - Some Universities have indicated that they give a slightly higher (probably 1 grade boundary) offer to students doing retakes, as they feel the level of achievement should be higher the second time around. You therefore want to be aiming above ABB, just in case.

    On the UCAS form you would declare your results as they stand, and then you would have a section for your re-take examination centre and your results would be 'pending' for those subjects.

    Ultimately you need to choose which subjects and modules you feel you could make the most improvement on, but on a solely numerical basis, the most improvement can be made on D1, S1 and C3 in Maths and then for the extra 22 UMS in Chemistry you might go for F321 and F324. With 120/150 and 122/150 in the two 'big' papers you might not get much higher!

    Best of luck!

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    Thank you so much, just the answer I was hoping for! I must admit I was pretty annoyed with my score in D1 as I'd worked my socks off for that module, and in C3 I guess, looking back on it now, I panicked more than I thought I had. It's a shame that that happened, but then again I did better than I thought in further maths as I came out of FP3 and cried. I wish I'd worked a bit harder in chemistry during AS so I might have scraped an A at the end.

    Thanks a bunch!
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