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    After getting my results on Thursday, I was disappointed with what I had achieved. I had been hoping for BBBC but down to pure lack of spirit and delusions that I could put the same effort into AS as I did GCSE I achieved a pathetic CCDD. I know that I can bump my grades to the level I wanted, but it'll require 6-7 exam resits during my A2 year. I do have the option of retaking the courses in which I got the Ds whilst carrying on into A2 with the subjects I got the Cs in but, then I'd have to stay at college for another year which may reflect badly on me. Has anyone else been in a similar situation and if so, what did you do?
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    What do you wish to do after sixth form? And what subjects are you taking?

    Drop the D subject and just ignore it. Focus on your CCD subjects, and retake. If they are science subjects it may help due to overlapping but more detailed content within the A2 syllabus. Likewise for other essay subjects

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    After getting my results on Thursday, I was disappointed with what I had achieved. I had been hoping for BBBC but down to pure lack of spirit and delusions that I could put the same effort into AS as I did GCSE I achieved a pathetic CCDD. I know that I can bump my grades to the level I wanted, but it'll require 6-7 exam resits during my A2 year. I do have the option of retaking the courses in which I got the Ds whilst carrying on into A2 with the subjects I got the Cs in but, then I'd have to stay at college for another year which may reflect badly on me. Has anyone else been in a similar situation and if so, what did you do?
    Any advice would be appreciated,
    Thank you.
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    I'm currently taking Economics (C), Chemistry (C), Physics (D) and maths (D) but I had been predicted ABBB in these subjects by my teachers but I fear they've always overestimated my ability. I had been hoping to take an Economics degree, but these AS grades have caused me to rethink that. If I were to carry on into A2 as normal, I'd drop Physics but still retake the exams next June as I'd like to bump it up to a C or higher.
 
 
 
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