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    Hi,

    Got my results and i got ABCE in computing, maths, general studies and physics. Unfortunately this wasnt good enough to get onto my higher apprenticeship to do engineering, as i didnt get a B in physics. I believe this mainly to be down to my extenuating circumstances.

    Ive decided that i want to go to a good business school to study business/marketing/management etc but looking at grades for places such as york and Durham i would need AAB. I really hated physics so i don't want to resit that.

    So, would top unis give me a chance if i took a gap year and studied a whole business studies alevel in one year, and would i be able to get an A in it if i put in enough effort in.

    Also do i need to tell my previous exam officer that i am going to resit some maths exams or will it be okay do just do them at the college i am going to attend?

    thanks in advance
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    Hi,

    Got my results and i got ABCE in computing, maths, general studies and physics. Unfortunately this wasnt good enough to get onto my higher apprenticeship to do engineering, as i didnt get a B in physics. I believe this mainly to be down to my extenuating circumstances.

    Ive decided that i want to go to a good business school to study business/marketing/management etc but looking at grades for places such as york and Durham i would need AAB. I really hated physics so i don't want to resit that.

    So, would top unis give me a chance if i took a gap year and studied a whole business studies alevel in one year, and would i be able to get an A in it if i put in enough effort in.

    Also do i need to tell my previous exam officer that i am going to resit some maths exams or will it be okay do just do them at the college i am going to attend?

    thanks in advance
    Sounds like a good plan. By the sounds of it you will have AAA in Computing, Maths (after resit hopefully) and Business Studies. With three A's and a verifiable story explaining your reasons for underperforming first time around I'm sure the business schools you aspire to attend will offer you a place.

    I'm not sure of the process to switch colleges but if you speak to the exams officer at your new college they will be able to inform you of the process in transferring and resitting specific modules.
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    (Original post by gcsestuff)
    Hi,

    Got my results and i got ABCE in computing, maths, general studies and physics. Unfortunately this wasnt good enough to get onto my higher apprenticeship to do engineering, as i didnt get a B in physics. I believe this mainly to be down to my extenuating circumstances.

    Ive decided that i want to go to a good business school to study business/marketing/management etc but looking at grades for places such as york and Durham i would need AAB. I really hated physics so i don't want to resit that.

    So, would top unis give me a chance if i took a gap year and studied a whole business studies alevel in one year, and would i be able to get an A in it if i put in enough effort in.

    Also do i need to tell my previous exam officer that i am going to resit some maths exams or will it be okay do just do them at the college i am going to attend?

    thanks in advance
    Jumping from wanting to do an engineering apprenticeship to wanting to study business at uni is a huge leap, especially as you haven't studied business before. They're not particularly similar, so are you absolutely sure this is the right option for you? I don't think you'd stand much chance of getting offers as you haven't even got business at AS so they have nothing to judge your ability in that subject. It would be different if your completed exams were in a related subject, but you're going to be a very difficult applicant to assess. Therefore, it might be better if you decided to take a gap year after this year - you can then apply holding completed grades, and can also have more time to think about things.

    You don't need to tell your previous exams officer anything. You will need to tell the new exams officer your UCI (unique candidate identifier - it's on certificates and things).
 
 
 
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