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    After having plough through numerous (old) threads I still don't understand what this means as people have been giving different views.

    So some firms (big 4) require you to have 280-320 ucas points in the first sitting. What does this mean?

    I did my A Levels within the standard 2 years but retook modules in between to get a higher mark (retook AS modules in year 2; retook A2 jan module in June)

    First year: BBC
    Second year (overall): ABB.

    For my situation, would this be perceived as first sitting or second sitting?
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    (Original post by loloway)
    After having plough through numerous (old) threads I still don't understand what this means as people have been giving different views.

    So some firms (big 4) require you to have 280-320 ucas points in the first sitting. What does this mean?

    I did my A Levels within the standard 2 years but retook modules in between to get a higher mark (retook AS modules in year 2; retook A2 jan module in June)

    First year: BBC
    Second year (overall): ABB.

    For my situation, would this be perceived as first sitting or second sitting?
    As far as I know (and I may very well be wrong so hold out for more opinions!) I thought first sitting meant the first time you take an exam only. So any resits/retakes wouldn't be considered even if you improved.

    However, if you sat an AS exam in January, redid it in June and cashed it in, I was under the impression the university wouldn't be informed of this (as on UCAS entering modules is optional, and even if you do you would only insert one module mark, the highest).

    Furthermore, if you sat an A2 exam in January and redid it in June, I thought universities were only forwarded grade/point information and not individual marks.

    I'm not sure how much of this is correct or where is puts you, but good luck.
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    (Original post by loloway)
    After having plough through numerous (old) threads I still don't understand what this means as people have been giving different views.

    So some firms (big 4) require you to have 280-320 ucas points in the first sitting. What does this mean?

    I did my A Levels within the standard 2 years but retook modules in between to get a higher mark (retook AS modules in year 2; retook A2 jan module in June)

    First year: BBC
    Second year (overall): ABB.

    For my situation, would this be perceived as first sitting or second sitting?
    First sitting. Second sitting refers to people who have gone back to resit after finishing the qualification first time.

    However you should check with each firm to clarify
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    Essentially you have two years to do A-levels. The results you have at the end of that two year period is your first sitting, regardless of any retakes during those two years.

    Some people then do a third year of A-levels, either with a different subject or just to do more retakes - this would count as a second sitting.
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