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    I just got grades ABDD in my AS in Economics (A), Maths (D), Biology (B) and Chemistry (D) respectively. The school had predicted me an A in Economics and Maths and a B in Biology and Chemistry. I intend to do Economics in a decent university so I will be dropping Chemistry.

    If you were in my position would you choose to retake Year 12 again or would you resit Maths modules on top of your A2 exams. Currently I would prefer to continue onto Year 13 realising that it will be a lot of work next year.


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    I wouldn't retake year12 just resit a couple of modules at year13 much easier and you already have pretty good results anyway! I got ABBD and carried on resitting a couple of modules and improved my grades just fine!
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    (Original post by ZoeToone95)
    I wouldn't retake year12 just resit a couple of modules at year13 much easier and you already have pretty good results anyway! I got ABBD and carried on resitting a couple of modules and improved my grades just fine!
    May I ask what your predicted grades were, so far I am being told that they will predict me A*AC (A*AB if I manage to convince my Maths teachers that the D was a fluke). Its just that most decent universities ask for at least AAB to do Economics these days.
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    (Original post by tommyvaughan)
    May I ask what your predicted grades were, so far I am being told that they will predict me A*AC (A*AB if I manage to convince my Maths teachers that the D was a fluke). Its just that most decent universities ask for at least AAB to do Economics these days.
    My A2 predicted grades were AAB and I was given offers that ranged from BBB - AAA!

    I also had a predicted grade of an A* for EPQ.

    Most of my teachers were happy to predict me what I asked for!
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    (Original post by ZoeToone95)
    My A2 predicted grades were AAB and I was given offers that ranged from BBB - AAA!

    I also had a predicted grade of an A* for EPQ.

    Most of my teachers were happy to predict me what I asked for!
    Thanks for your reply, I think I will continue into Year 13 and try extra hard, it is only 3 extra exams I will have to take. If I don't get the universities I want at the end of the year then I will prefer to take a gap year and use that productively, an internship if I'm fortunate enough.
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    (Original post by tommyvaughan)
    Thanks for your reply, I think I will continue into Year 13 and try extra hard, it is only 3 extra exams I will have to take. If I don't get the universities I want at the end of the year then I will prefer to take a gap year and use that productively, an internship if I'm fortunate enough.
    That sounds really good! Good luck with it and I'm glad I could help!
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    (Original post by tommyvaughan)
    I just got grades ABDD in my AS in Economics (A), Maths (D), Biology (B) and Chemistry (D) respectively. The school had predicted me an A in Economics and Maths and a B in Biology and Chemistry. I intend to do Economics in a decent university so I will be dropping Chemistry.

    If you were in my position would you choose to retake Year 12 again or would you resit Maths modules on top of your A2 exams. Currently I would prefer to continue onto Year 13 realising that it will be a lot of work next year.


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    How did you get an A prediction with a D? If they've given you that, my guess is that they don't think it'll be too hard for you to pull the grade up. I'd do resits in year 13.
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    How did you get an A prediction with a D? If they've given you that, my guess is that they don't think it'll be too hard for you to pull the grade up. I'd do resits in year 13.
    Apologies for the confusion, they were my predicted grades for Year 12. My predicted grades for Year 13 will likely be A* in Economics, A in Biology and either a B or a C in Maths - as it would be unrealistic to suddenly predict me an A in Maths when I got a D at AS.


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    (Original post by tommyvaughan)
    Apologies for the confusion, they were my predicted grades for Year 12. My predicted grades for Year 13 will likely be A* in Economics, A in Biology and either a B or a C in Maths - as it would be unrealistic to suddenly predict me an A in Maths when I got a D at AS.


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    Just be aware that if you want to apply for Bsc, your likely to get some eyebrows raised at your maths grade. Which MAY reduce chances, as they might think you do not have the mathematical capabilities. So be prepped on receiving any awkward questioning on it.
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    Resit the Maths modules. All your other subjects are graded fine. No need to resit, it would be a waste of a year.
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    Thanks for all your responses but I think I'm going to resit the year and change Chemistry to another subject, maybe History.


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