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    I received my A level results; I got BDE. Which is not good at all. I want to study Psychology or Psychology with Neuroscience at University. Then I want to do a masters degree into Neuropsychology after Undergrad. I got accepted into London South Bank University for Psychology, which is not bad for me, the open day for psychology was pretty good, I liked the department.

    Now I know that at the end of the day it's up to me and it's my choice etc etc.

    But, the thought of retaking exams in a gap year to achieve better grades still remains. I was wondering if there are any others like me out there who have been in a simiar predicament like me.
    So my question is; should I go to my school and ask them if I can resit an exam or two to boost my grades up and take a gap year or stick with my current grades and go to the Uni that accepted me?

    All options around the topic would be awesome. Thanks!
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    (Original post by ElDaya)
    I received my A level results; I got BDE. Which is not good at all. I want to study Psychology or Psychology with Neuroscience at University. Then I want to do a masters degree into Neuropsychology after Undergrad. I got accepted into London South Bank University for Psychology, which is not bad for me, the open day for psychology was pretty good, I liked the department.

    Now I know that at the end of the day it's up to me and it's my choice etc etc.

    But, the thought of retaking exams in a gap year to achieve better grades still remains. I was wondering if there are any others like me out there who have been in a simiar predicament like me.
    So my question is; should I go to my school and ask them if I can resit an exam or two to boost my grades up and take a gap year or stick with my current grades and go to the Uni that accepted me?

    All options around the topic would be awesome. Thanks!
    hmm this is a hard one. Since you have a place your grades may not be as important anymore. however, if you retook and got better grades you could apply to another uni and have better grades for the future after uni as well. i can't give a definite answer as i am not in your situation but if you are happy with your course then i would stick with it.
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    (Original post by ElDaya)
    I received my A level results; I got BDE. Which is not good at all. I want to study Psychology or Psychology with Neuroscience at University. Then I want to do a masters degree into Neuropsychology after Undergrad. I got accepted into London South Bank University for Psychology, which is not bad for me, the open day for psychology was pretty good, I liked the department.

    Now I know that at the end of the day it's up to me and it's my choice etc etc.

    But, the thought of retaking exams in a gap year to achieve better grades still remains. I was wondering if there are any others like me out there who have been in a simiar predicament like me.
    So my question is; should I go to my school and ask them if I can resit an exam or two to boost my grades up and take a gap year or stick with my current grades and go to the Uni that accepted me?

    All options around the topic would be awesome. Thanks!
    Hi, I know how you feel as I'm in a very similar situation.
    I also want to study Psychology, but I got BDD in my a levels. I'm also holding an offer from a uni but I don't want to go there as I know I can achieve better grades. So I'm considering retaking.

    Personally, I think it's better to retake your a levels if you are not comfortable with the idea of going to uni this year or a specific uni.
    Be aware of the fact that doing a levels for a third year will put you at a disadvantage, and you will have to restart the whole UCAS application process and go through the dreadfulness that is writing a personal statment lol. However, if you are able to get good grades, e.g. As, Bs or even A*s I don't think you will be at much of a disadvantage when reapplying. You can also do intensive A levels, in which you will do AS and A2 level of specific subject in one year, which will be a lot of hard work but it will also give you the chance to do a subject you wanted to do/regretted not picking.
    Remember, that it's not the end of the world and your a level results do not define your intelligence or your worth.
    I wish you best of luck in whatever you choose. :five:
 
 
 
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