(Original post by sasukekuns)
So as long as it's within the 2 years you were doing the A-levels, it's okay? (Aside from Nottingham & Cambridge, I heard)
I read this:
And I don't know what they meant by 'first sitting'.. Is it first sitting as in first time you ever took the exam or first sitting as in within the 2 years of doing your A-levels. :L
Also, can you elaborate on this please:
However most people dont listen to it as there is no way of the unis tracking to see if you have had more than one module resit for each subject.
They wouldn't know as long as it's within the 2 years?
Sorry for the amount of questions, I'm really being cautious.
Also, I got very discouraging results during AS, so I'm resitting more than 1 module for each subject I'm currently doing. Thank you so much for your response.
Yes as long as the 2 years you're doing the A-Level its okay apart from certain unis that dont allow resits or only allow one module resit per subject.
However with the new updates to A-Level you will only be able to resit once anway as you will only have 2 sets of exams in the 2 years of A-Level and for current yr11 or 10s cant remember they will only sit exams at the end of the 2 years with no opporunity for resits within the 2 year of study.
Its when you resit outside these 2 years it becomes a problem for eg you get AAB with 2ums of an A and resit one module you got a C in to get it higher to make AAA outside the 2 years, you will be classified and put into the resit category where you have taken more than 2 years to sit your A-Levels and will be there with people taking more than 2 years and maybe resitting everything.
You should be careful of http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...Resit_Policies
as it hasn't been updated carefully. You can have a look at all the medschool websites to see their most updated policy, however I doubt they would have changed drastically.
When they say first sitting, they mean within the first 2 years
& what I mean by the unis can't track it is, the only record of you resitting a subject the university has is the modules you have put on UCAS that you're going to resit, which you are supposed to put but a lot of people don't. On results day, universities simply receive your overall results and maybe modular results to use for those close to offer requirements. The amount of times you resat isn't shown by UCAS and they are unable to get this information. It is however illegal (im not sure whether illegal is the right word) but not allowed to withhold information about resits from UCAS and this the uni but plenty still do and can't be caught.
Yeah its perfectly normal to be resitting more than one module per subject, for example a friend of mine who got into Oxford this year resat a lot of her AS stuff simply to get a better UMS even though she had already achieved high grades in most of them at AS anyway.
I am resitting 3 modules myself and have applied to medicine so I'm sure there is no problem.