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    Not for medical school, for other courses like biochem or engineering or physics.

    Do unis care about how long you took to complete your a levels?

    For example, did the AS year, results sucked, retook the entire year.

    So the entire A level was completed over 3 years instead of the common 2 years. Do unis care about that? Will the applicant be less favoured?
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    (Original post by jackien1)
    Not for medical school, for other courses like biochem or engineering or physics.

    Do unis care about how long you took to complete your a levels?

    For example, did the AS year, results sucked, retook the entire year.

    So the entire A level was completed over 3 years instead of the common 2 years. Do unis care about that? Will the applicant be less favoured?
    The short answer is that some do and some don't, and the only way you can find out quickly and easily is to to contact the universities you are interested in and ask them directly, assuming the information is not already on their website.
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    (Original post by jackien1)
    Not for medical school, for other courses like biochem or engineering or physics.

    Do unis care about how long you took to complete your a levels?

    For example, did the AS year, results sucked, retook the entire year.

    So the entire A level was completed over 3 years instead of the common 2 years. Do unis care about that? Will the applicant be less favoured?
    My experience was generally that apart from a select few unis (LSE, St Andrews, Edinburgh, UCL) most unis didn't mind how long it took to achieve the required grades. However as it was a few years ago now when unis were contacted about their retake policy you should contact any you are considering applying to- just drop an email to admissions and they should reply fairly quickly.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    The short answer is that some do and some don't, and the only way you can find out quickly and easily is to to contact the universities you are interested in and ask them directly, assuming the information is not already on their website.
    If their was a genuine reason why someone didn't achieve good grades for 3 years and in their 4th they achieved well for a level, would unis consider if circumstances are mitigating?
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    (Original post by Mihael_Keehl)
    If their was a genuine reason why someone didn't achieve good grades for 3 years and in their 4th they achieved well for a level, would unis consider if circumstances are mitigating?
    Probably, but they also have plenty of people to choose from who showed consistently good performance despite very real difficulties. Mitigating circumstances aren' a magic wand, and if these circumstances persisted for three years, then there is every reason to suppose that the applicant would be unable to rise above them for the three years of a degree. It's a hard world out there.
 
 
 

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