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    I got an A grade in my Urdu Gcse, which I took a year early (in year 10), I got A*s in all 3 units but one unit - which I got a C in.
    i really want to study medicine at Oxford - which requires 90% A*.
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    oxford require 101% A*
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    Uhh I if Think you should, as you did get A* in all 3 units, so you kinda know what to expect.. But then again more exam stress. But an A's good either way
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    They say that if you resit any exams (GCSE, AS or A2) you're less likely to be offered a place. Try to get all A* in year 11 and your A might be ignored. This is why taking exams early is discouraged, you are less likely to do as well than if you take it in year 11.
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    (Original post by yukicookie)
    They say that if you resit any exams (GCSE, AS or A2) you're less likely to be offered a place. Try to get all A* in year 11 and your A might be ignored. This is why taking exams early is discouraged, you are less likely to do as well than if you take it in year 11.

    This is a catastrophe
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    (Original post by BULL14)
    This is a catastrophe
    I know that Oxford is prestigious and all that, but if you want to be a doctor, it doesn't matter where you get your degree from.
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    So should I retake?
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    (Original post by BULL14)
    So should I retake?
    No don't - go for A*s in the others. A retake is not a good idea ...
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    What? Why would you retake?

    That's a ridiculous thing to do.
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    Why should I not retake?
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    anyone???
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    please help me
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    (Original post by BULL14)
    i really want to study medicine at Oxford - which requires 90% A*.
    No, it doesn't. The average successful applicant in the previous admissions cycle for which data is available did have 94 percent of their GCSEs at A* but it's important to remember that this is an average and a couple people with less than five A*s got in as well. It's most certainly not a requirement for studying medicine at Oxford.

    Good luck with your studies.
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    (Original post by BULL14)
    please help me
    well for this u need to think:
    retake and get 2 certificates and an A*
    or
    dont retake, 1 certificate and an A
    dont forget then the Oxbridge unis aren't worried about A*'s, they will b happy if u got an A*'s and A's but not B's
    and they dont like their students to retake any of the exams
    so ur choice
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    (Original post by yukicookie)
    They say that if you resit any exams (GCSE, AS or A2) you're less likely to be offered a place. Try to get all A* in year 11 and your A might be ignored. This is why taking exams early is discouraged, you are less likely to do as well than if you take it in year 11.
    So guys: 'should I not retake?'
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    Please help!!!!
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    (Original post by BULL14)
    Please help!!!!
    No, you shouldn't retake. An A without a retake looks much better on university applications than an A* with a retake.
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    Ok. but why?
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    (Original post by BULL14)
    Ok. but why?
    Because almost every medical school likes things done at the first attempt.
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