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Is this possible? Any success stories?
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Is this possible? Any success stories?
Of course it's possible but you'd probably be working all the time.
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Of course it's possible but you'd probably be working all the time.
I received my A-Level results and got ABC (bad I know). I was 1 mark off an A* for the A grade and I was 5 marks off an A for the B grade.
I got into university but not the university I wanted to go to sadly but I was thinking of transferring.

I would like to get a remark to hopefully achieve an A* for the A grade but would like to retake one of my A-Level exams to achieve an A for the B grade I achieved whilst studying for my undergraduate law LLB degree.

Will I be risking this retake for no reason?
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I received my A-Level results and got ABC (bad I know). I was 1 mark off an A* for the A grade and I was 5 marks off an A for the B grade.
I got into university but not the university I wanted to go to sadly but I was thinking of transferring.

I would like to get a remark to hopefully achieve an A* for the A grade but would like to retake one of my A-Level exams to achieve an A for the B grade I achieved whilst studying for my undergraduate law LLB degree.

Will I be risking this retake for no reason?
Why would you go to a university you don't want to go to, to only transfer later on which might not guaranteed?
That's not going to be easy. What if the exams clash? And as the other poster said, you'd be working all the time which is stressful. You're already in uni anyway...?
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Why would you go to a university you don't want to go to, to only transfer later on which might not guaranteed?
That's not going to be easy. What if the exams clash? And as the other poster said, you'd be working all the time which is stressful. You're already in uni anyway...?
I only went there because then I will be able to transfer to other universities. I asked the university that I wanted to transfer to will it be possible and they said yes?

The only reason why I am retaking this is because it will be easier for me to get a job in a good law firm in the future.
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I only went there because then I will be able to transfer to other universities. I asked the university that I wanted to transfer to will it be possible and they said yes?

The only reason why I am retaking this is because it will be easier for me to get a job in a good law firm in the future.
For top firms, the cut off is normally AAB.

You'd need to retake the B and the C and jump up the grades to get A*AB which would meet the criteria.
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Is this possible? Any success stories?
2 boys returned to do this at my school last summer. They both did terribly.
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Most of those top magic circle law firms want people who achieved the first time round sadly or if you achieved like all A*s maybe they would consider you!
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It would probably have been more manageable to take a year out, retake, then go to uni next year. There's no point increasing your A level grades if it compromises your university results (which law firms will want to see, even if they don't count towards your degree).
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