E in Physics (Salters Horners) Resit, Remark, or Drop? Watch

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I got an E overall in AS Physics, and am dropping it next year. Only thing is.. the E will look pretty bad on my ucas form, and one module mark in particular dragged it down. I would even be more satisfied with a D (which was what the other two module results were), but I really don't want to resit the whole year over again.

I think if I were to get it remarked I'd get a different mark, because the module result was 23/100. I've never done that badly, even though I'm not exactly up to an A- standard. I put a lot of effort into that exam, but frankly I really don't want to see physics related topics again.

I want to do pharmacy at uni, so would it even matter that much if I even kept the grade I currently have? Would it be worth retaking?
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Goes like this really.

Do you think you actually did achieve better than an E?
  • Yes - remark
  • No - do you think you could improve your grade significantly (say, up to B or C) if you resat one module?
    • Yes - resit
    • No - would it be detrimental to your other A-level subjects if you resat all modules?
      • Yes - drop and don't declare to UCAS
      • No - resit


Pharmacy generally requires chemistry, one other science (biology preferred), and one other subject (maths or physics preferred, but can be arts subject - not general studies). As long as you're doing this you should be fine. Don't declare the E to UCAS though if you don't want to.
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im doing eng, physics, biology and chem and just got my results for as level. i want to do pharmacy butr im droppin physics because i got a d in it altho im going to resit it altho not taking it next year.

will a combination of eng, bio and chem be enough?
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hmm.... i don't think it's enough... maybe you should take physics??
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why isnt it enough plus i hate physcis
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(Original post by morgo)
why isnt it enough plus i hate physcis
:ottid: I think if I were to retake the AS or continue it to A2 it would probably drag the other subjects down.

Plus I have a C in chemistry- am thinking of retaking 1 or 2 modules to bump that up to a high B/ A so I could get to a good uni ...

Some unis specify that you need 3 A-LEVELS and a pass in an AS, would it matter if it was a low pass even if I'm on track to get at least ABB?
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err... anyone?
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If they specify an AS pass then declare your E. It's still a grade. If not then you might want to take another AS next year, and will probably get an offer based around what you achieve in that exam.
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Cheers for all the advice, guys..
I've decided to resit (unfortunatley) but I already have a grade for critical thinking, so that should be ok for ucas...
I hope.
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