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They were: AABBBBCDD1/2F (short-course RE)

The Ds were in Product Design and English Literature; the C is in Business Studies and the As are in Maths and Computing. I'm currently doing my A-levels (Maths, FM, Physics and Chemistry) and thinking of retaking both English GCSEs if possible, but I heard the 'cut-off' point is 5A*s-As. Can I retake an additional subject or two? I know the demand would be insane but I don't have really have a job yet and I'm willing to spend ~6 hrs a day on revision if necessary.

Not really confident in getting As in the English subjects (I write slow, my handwriting is awful to the point where it's 50% incomprehensible and I simply can't analyse texts). MIGHT be able to get an A in English Language if I really revised hard. I never really revised since I planned on getting much worse predicted and didn't really see the point, but I done better than expected- so, well, why not?

I don't know what to do yet... I might go on to do maths at uni since it's pretty much the only GCSE I was good at.
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They were: AABBBBCDD1/2F (short-course RE)

The Ds were in Product Design and English Literature; the C is in Business Studies and the As are in Maths and Computing. I'm currently doing my A-levels (Maths, FM, Physics and Chemistry) and thinking of retaking both English GCSEs if possible, but I heard the 'cut-off' point is 5A*s-As. Can I retake an additional subject or two? I know the demand would be insane but I don't have really have a job yet and I'm willing to spend ~6 hrs a day on revision if necessary.

Not really confident in getting As in the English subjects (I write slow, my handwriting is awful to the point where it's 50% incomprehensible and I simply can't analyse texts). MIGHT be able to get an A in English Language if I really revised hard. I never really revised since I planned on getting much worse predicted and didn't really see the point, but I done better than expected- so, well, why not?

I don't know what to do yet... I might go on to do maths at uni since it's pretty much the only GCSE I was good at.
On the fence on this one. Part of says go for it whilst the other part doesn't see the point. You have the vital C or above in English Language which is the one everywhere looks for as a minimum. The only thing I can say is if you do decide to retake English Lit then ask about using a laptop or computer for it.
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On the fence on this one. Part of says go for it whilst the other part doesn't see the point. You have the vital C or above in English Language which is the one everywhere looks for as a minimum. The only thing I can say is if you do decide to retake English Lit then ask about using a laptop or computer for it.
Getting a C or above in lit would increase my chances of getting into uni. Also I think you have to retake both English GCSEs? If so I might as well improve my handwriting along with it and aim for an A in lang.
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Err, If your doing your A-Levels, why resit the GCSE's? Theyre over and done with, get over the grades and get them in your A-Levels.
Is there a certain career your thinking of? please specify
If I do good at A level maths and further maths, I might do it at uni as long as I get the chance. Never really thought beyond that.
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Improving your English lit gcse grade might have a minuscule impact on your uni application, but probably not.
Using the time you might spend revising for gcse to improve one of your A levels by a single grade will have a massive impact on uni entrance. Those aren't awful gcse, focus on your A levels.


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