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    Hello,
    Recently I received my AS results I wasn't very pleased I got DEU (travel and tourism, geography, computing)
    I know I can do way better than that, I just felt that AS are very similar to GCSE, but its not, its a big step up. I will continue to A2 in year 13 (sixth form) anyone improved they grades dramatically at A2 level ?
    My plan for A2 is revise each day after school, because I want to get into good uni where they require BBC
    Need some answers please
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    (Original post by nestlex27)
    Hello,
    Recently I received my AS results I wasn't very pleased I got DEU (travel and tourism, geography, computing)
    I know I can do way better than that, I just felt that AS are very similar to GCSE, but its not, its a big step up. I will continue to A2 in year 13 (sixth form) anyone improved they grades dramatically at A2 level ?
    My plan for A2 is revise each day after school, because I want to get into good uni where they require BBC
    Need some answers please
    Going from a D->B wouldn't be so bad
    but going form an E->B and U->C at the same time would be pretty difficult, the workload will be quite intense, I would resit the year if I were you
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    Don't know what you need answering really but yeah, it should be added motivation to study even harder next year.I'm in a similar position to you, I managed to get BBCC and I was intending to apply for medicine at Cambridge, Imperial and UCL. Although I'm having to take a gap year, it's added motivation to me to turn them grades into A's or even A*s.

    Good luck with it and always keep your eye on the goal.
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    Are you sure you don't want to repeat AS level?

    You can do it right next time, and then you could aim for BBC more realistically (or maybe higher ) Resitting practically all of AS alongside A2 sounds near-suicidal to me...
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    (Original post by SteelCookie)
    Don't know what you need answering really but yeah, it should be added motivation to study even harder next year.I'm in a similar position to you, I managed to get BBCC and I was intending to apply for medicine at Cambridge, Imperial and UCL. Although I'm having to take a gap year, it's added motivation to me to turn them grades into A's or even A*s.

    Good luck with it and always keep your eye on the goal.
    But you do realise you can't go to Cambridge anymore, right?
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    (Original post by TheBigJosh)
    But you do realise you can't go to Cambridge anymore, right?
    It may be possible once I have obtained my full A2 results. I'll probably apply to Oxford instead; I'll need more clarification from Cambridge if I do well at A2 and apply with them.
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    (Original post by SteelCookie)
    It may be possible once I have obtained my full A2 results. I'll probably apply to Oxford instead; I'll need more clarification from Cambridge if I do well at A2 and apply with them.
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but alot of the upper tier unis you mentioned frown upon A levels in 3 years.
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    (Original post by SteelCookie)
    It may be possible once I have obtained my full A2 results. I'll probably apply to Oxford instead; I'll need more clarification from Cambridge if I do well at A2 and apply with them.
    Oxbridge don't accept resits.
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    (Original post by *mike)
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but alot of the upper tier unis you mentioned frown upon A levels in 3 years.
    No no no, I'll be resitting a few of the AS modules when I sit my A2 ones. So I'll be resitting them next June meaning it will be classed as two years. I've e-mailed Oxford and Imperial admission tutors who have said they are fine with candidates retaking within the two years of A-Level study.
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    (Original post by *mike)
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but alot of the upper tier unis you mentioned frown upon A levels in 3 years.
    That's not what he's saying.

    He's taking a gap year and will apply with completed A2 results
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    (Original post by SteelCookie)
    No no no, I'll be resitting a few of the AS modules when I sit my A2 ones. So I'll be resitting them next June meaning it will be classed as two years. I've e-mailed Oxford and Imperial admission tutors who have said they are fine with candidates retaking within the two years of A-Level study.
    Oh sorry I misunderstood, but don't forget that you will still need to declare your AS grades on your UCAS application - your current grades. Cambridge is VERY VERY VERY strict on UMS, in fact when you apply to Cambridge, they give you a separate sheet to fill in for your UMS, this is what is going to hinder your chances the most. Most if not all Cambridge applicants have 90%+ UMS.
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    (Original post by nestlex27)
    Hello,
    Recently I received my AS results I wasn't very pleased I got DEU (travel and tourism, geography, computing)
    I know I can do way better than that, I just felt that AS are very similar to GCSE, but its not, its a big step up. I will continue to A2 in year 13 (sixth form) anyone improved they grades dramatically at A2 level ?
    My plan for A2 is revise each day after school, because I want to get into good uni where they require BBC
    Need some answers please
    I went from BCDE at AS to BBC at A2, it is perfectly possible. (Also, the D in AS, was Maths, and it was my higher B, so yes, if you tactically retake, it can work out)
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    (Original post by *mike)
    Oh sorry I misunderstood, but don't forget that you will still need to declare your AS grades on your UCAS application - your current grades. Cambridge is VERY VERY VERY strict on UMS, in fact when you apply to Cambridge, they give you a separate sheet to fill in for your UMS, this is what is going to hinder your chances the most. Most if not all Cambridge applicants have 90%+ UMS.
    But when I apply, I will have completed my A2's so on my UCAS form, they will see that I have completed my A Levels. If I need to place my AS Results, I could but the grades will change (he says hopefully) as I am resitting them next June.

    I don't think the 90% UMS is factored in if I have got A2 results and I'm applying in a gap year because I have A2 results, not predictions.

    The important thing is, they aren't looking at predicted A2 results, they are looking at concrete ones.
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    (Original post by TheBigJosh)
    Oxbridge don't accept resits.
    They don't accept resits over 3 years. Modular resits are fine as long as they are within the 2 year A Level course.
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    (Original post by SteelCookie)
    But when I apply, I will have completed my A2's so on my UCAS form, they will see that I have completed my A Levels. If I need to place my AS Results, I could but the grades will change (he says hopefully) as I am resitting them next June.

    I don't think the 90% UMS is factored in if I have got A2 results and I'm applying in a gap year because I have A2 results, not predictions.

    The important thing is, they aren't looking at predicted A2 results, they are looking at concrete ones.
    Terribly sorry, I completely misread all your comments. So you're retaking AS modules with A2 modules next year. And then having a gap year? Well in that case, best of luck to you!
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    (Original post by *mike)
    Terribly sorry, I completely misread all your comments. So you're retaking AS modules with A2 modules next year. And then having a gap year? Well in that case, best of luck to you!
    Yes exactly that. It's my only real option if I want to apply to a top tier University. If my results come out unexpected once again, I'll consider applying for something else.

    And thank you (:
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    (Original post by SteelCookie)
    They don't accept resits over 3 years. Modular resits are fine as long as they are within the 2 year A Level course.
    I believe that to be untrue to be honest, at least that was what was said at the HE fair we went to, and when I contact admissions. Whether it varies by college/course idk.
 
 
 
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