Hey, I'm in year 12 just had results:
AS Chem: A
AS Phys: C
A-level Maths: C (well it will be the a-level after next year, did the 6 modules in an attempt to do further maths in my second year)
I have to resit loads, not as in I'm aiming for A*s and As in ALL modules or anything, that's a little unrealistic now, more like there weren't any modules' grades that stood out as being significantly lower, I just had a bunch of Cs and 3 Ds (2 in maths: C2 and C4), one in Phys2). One B in S1.
I don't plan on continuing with even an AS in further maths as it's just become much more important to me to get the grades to even have the option open to do a science course, I don't have a specific in mind, the only one at the moment i can feel a little confident about is Chem. I don't mind it, i wanted to integrate it with another course though, not so much straight chem. but I've honestly been hit harder than i thought by having anything related to physics sort of removed from my options, as my grades don't show i'm suited to that sort of thing. I find it the most interesting though.
The courses i was thinking of were more engineering ones or materials science, or anything with computers, basically a more new course to me where i could mix the subjects i do now, i don#'t really have a clear favourite. So thought, go on ability then, but this restricts options and for some reason it's uncomforting, Is it just tough luck? aha.
I was doing well in phys all year so this knock isn't all bad in terms of motivation, i didn't think i'd want to work at something so much aha -.-
Retaking all 6 maths modules and probably all phys (bar the B possibly, though that may be my best chance to improve in i'm really not sure), a long with doing all the A2 phys and chem exams totals to between 13 and 15 exams which to be honest sounds like a lot. I was hoping to improve my chances smartly but I seem to have done the opposite.
However, of course, I'm gonna need to work harder, though i felt i did try as hard as i thought i ever would at AS (enjoyed them more than expected really), so what i'm finding hard to clearly think about is my chances of getting no lower than an overall B in everything. I don't want to use excuses, just some honest advise.
Even resources to help change the way i work on things would help.
Hate feeling so confused aha. I~t's a miracle this is n't any longer.
Thanks in advance, really appreciate your time spent reading this. Ask any qs I don't cover clearly here, be as honest as you can
retake AS year or do 15 exams next summer? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 16-08-2014 00:27
- Thread Starter
- 16-08-2014 00:40
actually i forgot the prac ones are more februrary/march*
- 16-08-2014 00:53
I was in a similar situation to you in my first As year. I was very disappointed with my first year grades and realised that if I continued to A2 and resat my modules this could have had a greater detrimental impact on my final A levels due to the huge workload. So I decided to resit my As year - arguably the best decision I have ever made!
I revised my work ethic and turned my grades around. My improved grades meant that my predicted grades were higher and this has enabled me to apply for Aerospace engineering at several top universities. On Thursday my place at Bristol was confirmed and I couldn't be more happy with my decision to resit!
Looking at your grades they don't seem that bad! Maybe you're being too hard on yourself?
You should judge your ability to "pull it back" in A2. I just want to let you know that an AS year Resit is a perfectly valid option if that's what you feel is needed.
Feel free to pm me to talk; I know how disheartening it can be if your results weren't what you expected.
Good luck!Last edited by iAkash; 16-08-2014 at 00:58.