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Ok I know exams are over but I definitely know that I would like to re-sit some papers next year in year 13. Those also thinking about re-sits how are you going to balance everything out as you'll have A2 to think about? To those who may have re sat papers how did you balance everything? I'm trying to prepare myself over the summer.
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I did quite a lot of resits but they always slotted into my time just fine, you just have to revise more /earlier but it's always easier second time round I wouldnt worry too much
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Hey guys,
Ok I know exams are over but I definitely know that I would like to re-sit some papers next year in year 13. Those also thinking about re-sits how are you going to balance everything out as you'll have A2 to think about? To those who may have re sat papers how did you balance everything? I'm trying to prepare myself over the summer.
Heyy, I did 6 AS resits and 6 A2 exams this summer. You can easily balance both As and A2 but you just have to start revising from the start of year 13. The earlier you begin revising, the better trust me I know. Also, the AS resits will be much easier second time around as OP stated
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Heyy, I did 6 AS resits and 6 A2 exams this summer. You can easily balance both As and A2 but you just have to start revising from the start of year 13. The earlier you begin revising, the better trust me I know. Also, the AS resits will be much easier second time around as OP stated
6? Wow. Thank you.
My main worry is that I do not know the content well already from AS with the three subjects I'd like to take in A2. I feel like it would be doing three a levels in one year. I'm doing English lit, Physics and Chem but heard content overlaps with the last two choices.
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6? Wow. Thank you.
My main worry is that I do not know the content well already from AS with the three subjects I'd like to take in A2. I feel like it would be doing three a levels in one year. I'm doing English lit, Physics and Chem but heard content overlaps with the last two choices.
Your welcome
The content from AS overlaps with A2 a lot. It's just more advanced really. Chemistry does overlap with Physics so I've heard. I did Biology, Chemistry & Psychology and they all overlapped at one point. But sciences do tend to overlap more.

Don't worry about it. When you start A2, you'll remember your AS knowledge trust me
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I did quite a lot of resits but they always slotted into my time just fine, you just have to revise more /earlier but it's always easier second time round I wouldnt worry too much
Thanks for the advice. Should I start now? It's summer holidays but thought I may as well start really looking into A2.
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Thanks for the advice. Should I start now? It's summer holidays but thought I may as well start really looking into A2.
Yeah it'd definitely help but don't work so hard you burn out ^^
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doing A2 physics i found that there was some overlap (on OCR anyway), but even if you didn't do well in AS exams I don't think it affects your ability to understand the a2 content. I got a D in the as mechanics module so i resat that (along with 3 maths modules) alongside my a2 exams. I always leave my revision until late, and I ended up just timetabling my study leave so I was spending 3/4 full days on each exam, making sure I completed every past paper. I managed to do ok, but if I would have started revising earlier it would have been a lot easier.

Personally I don't think it's worth revising for resits until it gets quite close to the actual exams unless you're going to be keeping the revision up throughout the whole year, as you'll just end up forgetting things and time will have been wasted where you could have been revising your A2 stuff.
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doing A2 physics i found that there was some overlap (on OCR anyway), but even if you didn't do well in AS exams I don't think it affects your ability to understand the a2 content. I got a D in the as mechanics module so i resat that (along with 3 maths modules) alongside my a2 exams. I always leave my revision until late, and I ended up just timetabling my study leave so I was spending 3/4 full days on each exam, making sure I completed every past paper. I managed to do ok, but if I would have started revising earlier it would have been a lot easier.

Personally I don't think it's worth revising for resits until it gets quite close to the actual exams unless you're going to be keeping the revision up throughout the whole year, as you'll just end up forgetting things and time will have been wasted where you could have been revising your A2 stuff.
Hmm, thank you.
I'm trying to decide though when I should begin throughout the year. I would like to work smartly not harder but the best possible way to retain knowledge. I'm doing OCR too. With Chemistry though, it seems like a whole different story- for example if you didn't understand organic chemistry at AS, you wouldn't be able to do it at A2 as it's a continuation from the basics you had learnt. So I don't know if I should only focus on AS Chem resit this summer then study for the AS physics resit later on in the year. I may resit for English lit but I think I have that covered. But thanks again your response, it was much appreciated.
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Hey Guys, thought I may ask this on here as well. Is it true that universities look down/ do not accept students who resat modules? It seems quite unfair, though I understand why they would favour someone who did well the first round. But this can't be true as many people have resat modules and still entered their first choice for uni...
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Hmm, thank you.
I'm trying to decide though when I should begin throughout the year. I would like to work smartly not harder but the best possible way to retain knowledge. I'm doing OCR too. With Chemistry though, it seems like a whole different story- for example if you didn't understand organic chemistry at AS, you wouldn't be able to do it at A2 as it's a continuation from the basics you had learnt. So I don't know if I should only focus on AS Chem resit this summer then study for the AS physics resit later on in the year. I may resit for English lit but I think I have that covered. But thanks again your response, it was much appreciated.
no problem , and yeah I think it is a case of finding out what's best for you, as everyone will find that different ways of working will be more beneficial for them. I will say that I also did maths which had a mechanics module so that acted a bit like revision for physics, taking some of the pressure off of the resit...
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I did 2 AS resits, any more than that I'd feel it would have got on top of me
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I did 2 AS resits (Biology) and 6 A2 exams. Resits which actually really helped me because A2 Biology had synoptic links, and a few AS questions came up in the A2 exam. Having said that, I still think I messed up Biology :P lol
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Hey Guys, thought I may ask this on here as well. Is it true that universities look down/ do not accept students who resat modules? It seems quite unfair, though I understand why they would favour someone who did well the first round. But this can't be true as many people have resat modules and still entered their first choice for uni...
They don't look down on those who resit modules. I'm not sure about Oxbridge but nearly all unis don't care about resits as long as you achieve their entry requirements really. If you resat year 12, then maybe they'd look down on that
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I did 2 AS resits, any more than that I'd feel it would have got on top of me
Wow, is the workload that intense? I'd have to resit 4 or 5 modules but I'm so scared now...
Especially with English Literature that requires so much essay writing and planning.
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Wow, is the workload that intense? I'd have to resit 4 or 5 modules but I'm so scared now...
Especially with English Literature that requires so much essay writing and planning.
It depends really, I studied Classical Civilisation, Geography and English Lang & Lit, the first 2 being really quite intense so my advice is just see how it goes
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