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    Hi I needed some advice, my A level results were not what I was expected, I've just finished my first year, now I'll admit at my January exams I slacked and didn't anticipate the transition from GCSE to A level, on March I was devastated with my results, I was to blame no one else, then I decided to resit my exams and was determined to turn it around so in May/June I had an overall 10/11 exams to prepare for in a space of 2 months. I sat the exams and felt good for some and bad for some but was confident.

    So yesterday I found out my results and I got:

    Chemistry - C
    Maths - D
    Physics - U
    Biology - U

    Now I'll be honest that Biology I really hate, I just didn't find it interesting one bit and my teacher wasn't someone engaging for me to take interest. Now physics took me by surprise and don't know what happened. I wanted to take Mechanical Engineering and the general requirement is AAB but I am on a programme which lowers the requirement by 2 grades so it could be BBB or ABC. It seems quite bleak if I get that so I found Engineering with an integrated foundation year where the requirement is BBC but the programme could lower it to CCC or BCD.

    Now I am quite worried I hear the predicted grades are usually one above the actual grade, not sure if that's true? My senior tutor in college is quite strict and I have a meeting with her next week. Now I know my slacking attitude in first year did this but I was determined, I don't want to retake a year but I am 110% determined to turn this around, my mindset is focused and I'm determined to prove my teacher wrong and achieve the grades but I would have to retake all physics papers and a few others. I know it seems difficult because of A2 exams but I would have around a whole 8 months or so which is enough to change everything. I believe I can but I have to convince my teacher, I know I will put my life into A2.

    Now I wanted advice what should I do?
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    Are your modular grades U's as well? I'm talking about Physics and Biology here, cos if they arent and they are maybe even a D you could persuade your teachers that you can do it?

    Good luck x
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    If I was in this situation, I would retake year 12. Having that many exams at the end of year 13 isn't such a good idea - potentially jeopardising your A2 marks due to the effort put into your re-sits. Starting your A-levels again with a whole new attitude and more determination may put you in a better place - just a thought !


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    Biology I was thinking of dropping anyway and sadly yeah Physics modular were U, I was surprised I don't know how my practical was a D but I know I can turn it around, there is a new determination in me to prove my teacher wrong, I guess some things take time to click in. I know I can do it with physics because I know someone who was in my physics class, his physics grade were not good but he did A2 just re did physics again I was hoping I could so that, chemistry I got U in January and this time I was close to a B, 2 months of good work so I could do heck of a lot in 8 months. I just need faith in me from my senior tutor to continue and pursue Mechanical engineering.

    Thanks I hope it works out x
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    Holl28 - Yeah I get where you are coming from but I am just dedicated, I wanted to do it this year because my programme applies for this year and there is no guarantee I can get the same programme next year. I know more exams and a bigger risk but I will absolutely put my time in, I know seems stupid to think so many exams but my new attitude is giving me hope that I can do it.
 
 
 
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