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    Hey,

    When I was 12, I took my GCSE maths exam outside of school and achieved a grade A which I was pleased with.

    Now i'm in year 11, I'm still resetting my GCSE maths with the same board (edexcel) but hoping to achieve an A*. Will this new grade count or will only my first grade be used?

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    Count for what?
    If you get a better A* grade that will be the one that employers and sixth forms will look at.
    If you get a worse grade then you still have the A
    Note that for some things, e.g. Applying to university, you are expected to list all certified results so technically would have to put both grades down with their respective dates.


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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    Count for what?
    If you get a better A* grade that will be the one that employers and sixth forms will look at.
    If you get a worse grade then you still have the A
    Note that for some things, e.g. Applying to university, you are expected to list all certified results so technically would have to put both grades down with their respective dates.


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    Ok thanks, that's what I thought but a friend of mine said your first grade counts towards applying for A level, not the second one so I was confused.
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    (Original post by Haskii)
    Ok thanks, that's what I thought but a friend of mine said your first grade counts towards applying for A level, not the second one so I was confused.
    Schools can set any condition they like for admission to sixth form so you should check directly with them. I can't imagine they would ignore an A* gained this year because you got an A when you were still a baby they might be concerned though if your result this year is worse that way back when!!!


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    how on Earth did you get an A @ the age of 12? :eek:
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    If you got an A at the age of 12, why didn't you start A level maths early?

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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    Schools can set any condition they like for admission to sixth form so you should check directly with them. I can't imagine they would ignore an A* gained this year because you got an A when you were still a baby they might be concerned though if your result this year is worse that way back when!!!


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    Haha I hope I don't do worse 😓


    (Original post by Dudeyoufugly)
    how on Earth did you get an A @ the age of 12? :eek:
    I was in year 8 and started doing gcse in year 7.. But I have always been good at maths!


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    If you got an A at the age of 12, why didn't you start A level maths early?

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    I did ask my school to allow me to resit my gcse maths in year 10 to get an A* but they kept making excuses so I had to leave it
 
 
 

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