Retaking modules years later - A*? Watch

infairverona
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Hey,

I've just found out you can retake a module from your A levels whenever, as long as the syllabus is still running.
I got a B in my English A level which haunts me to this day and I am seriously contemplating retaking the module that dragged me down in order to get an A overall.
What I'd like to know is - if you do take a module years later, does this stop you getting an A*? I remember reading a while ago on here that you can only get the A* if it's within the two years, otherwise you get people retaking a lot simply to get the A* grade. Not sure if this is true or not so wondering if anyone knows?
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(Original post by infairverona)
Hey,

I've just found out you can retake a module from your A levels whenever, as long as the syllabus is still running.
I got a B in my English A level which haunts me to this day and I am seriously contemplating retaking the module that dragged me down in order to get an A overall.
What I'd like to know is - if you do take a module years later, does this stop you getting an A*? I remember reading a while ago on here that you can only get the A* if it's within the two years, otherwise you get people retaking a lot simply to get the A* grade. Not sure if this is true or not so wondering if anyone knows?
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It's not true. If you meet the requirements of an A* you will be awarded one, there is no time limit under current rules.


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It's not true. If you meet the requirements of an A* you will be awarded one, there is no time limit under current rules.


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Really? Oh god this changes everything. Do you know if your certificate changes then to say you got the grade in the year you took the later exam?
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Really? Oh god this changes everything. Do you know if your certificate changes then to say you got the grade in the year you took the later exam?
You will get a new certificate dated in the year of the resit and only listing the retaken subject.

(Note this is all for uk A levels, different rules for CIE)


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You will get a new certificate dated in the year of the resit and only listing the retaken subject.

(Note this is all for uk A levels, different rules for CIE)


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Oh ok thanks, so say I retake my English module and it goes up to an A, will I get a new certificate saying just the English A on it? Will this cause any problems if future employers want to see 3 A levels taken in the same 2 years or whatever it is?
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I don't think it would affect future employers and you can always explain if they ask. As you got a B first time round really don't think it is a problem. Definitely go do it if it bugs you at least you will be happier also the syllabus is due to change in the next couple of years. If you look on the exam board website they give details on the final chances to take under current system. I know for me with AQA I'm in A2 I can resit modules in 2015 but not after that. :-)
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I don't think it would affect future employers and you can always explain if they ask. As you got a B first time round really don't think it is a problem. Definitely go do it if it bugs you at least you will be happier also the syllabus is due to change in the next couple of years. If you look on the exam board website they give details on the final chances to take under current system. I know for me with AQA I'm in A2 I can resit modules in 2015 but not after that. :-)
Yeah I was just wondering in case they ask to see! Although even my current uni didn't need to see the certificates, I suppose once I've got a degree nobody will really care that much. I think I definitely will do it, it annoys me so much. I know it's not a bad grade but I missed my firm offer through that B and I hate it haha. Mine was AQA also so I'll have a look, thanks
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