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    I found the jump from GCSE to AS HUGE and it took time to settling in also I was distracted by other personal reasons during revision times, I Worked hard only once Easter holidays started, to be honest i didn't know how hard I should of been working until now and how to approach the exam efficiently, Right now I never been so determined to do whatever it takes to set things right.

    For my AS I got CDEE Physics, Geography, Maths, Chemistry. I am close to a B in Physics and Geography a C. Both my Maths teachers were awful 90% students in my set got below D however the other set 85% achieved above C also those awful teachers have now left, One of my Chemistry teacher was ill for long period of time and the other left half way through a year my school replaced him with a Biology teacher just saying.

    I want to do Aerospace BEng preferably need ABB I intend to drop chemistry.

    Should I Retake Maths(one year) then carry on with physics and geography get predicted BBD and getting a tutor plus working extremely hard hope to get ABB apply for adjusments.


    Should I Retake Maths, Chemistry, Geography at AS, then carry one Physics at A2, then the next year Do A2 Maths, Chemistry, Geography then end up with 4 A-levels, Hopefully achieve ABBA Maths,Physics,Chemistry,Geograph y.


    Should I Retake the year do the same subject either at the same 6th form or college/different 6th form, Work extremely hard + getting tutoring, go for above ABB.

    I will gladly appreciate other options you advise, Thank you

    We all have bad teachers, you can't use that as an excuse really

    To be honest, I would retake the whole year because you would ideally want to push up all of those grades, and definitely the DDE. So you might as well push them all up.

    Besides, as you've done it once before you will understand how hard you have to work. Aim for ABBB
    Do your best, so once you finish a topic in school, make a set of notes/ revision cards, as if you were sitting the real exam next week, so when you get to easter you are revising not wasting time making a set of concise notes.

    Also use the internet and other sources not just your school notes and textbooks so you get a really thorough understanding of the subject.

    Start past papers early, mark them thoroughly looking at all the other marks available because you learn from mark schemes too.

    Look at examiners reports after you mark each paper so you see common mistakes.

    I'm sure that if you do all these things and revise early you will get at least Bs

    Best of luck.
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