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    At AS level I got BDD (I only did three AS levels) but as I got into second year of sixth form I presumed I wouldn't need to retake anything. But I've been informed that AS do contribute to A2, and I need BBC for my chosen uni course. Is it possible to achieve those grades without having to retake anything? The thought of retaking makes me want to cry
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    Unfortunately you do. While it is theoretically possible to get Bs from Ds without retaking, it will be immensely difficult. So retakes will be definitely in your best interests.
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    (Original post by ellasophia97)
    At AS level I got BDD (I only did three AS levels) but as I got into second year of sixth form I presumed I wouldn't need to retake anything. But I've been informed that AS do contribute to A2, and I need BBC for my chosen uni course. Is it possible to achieve those grades without having to retake anything? The thought of retaking makes me want to cry
    Depending one the course your doing (and exam board) there is a certain UMS you need to achieve to get a grade. By the looks of it going from a D to a C does seem possible and perhaps a D to a B (maybe slightly difficult) but soring highly in your A2 may very well help you attain those grades, good luck.
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    the maximum you can go up if you get full marks is 2 grades I think so deffo resit :/ it's not that bad anyway because the last unit exam is synoptic anyway isn't it? plus A2 builds on AS so if you got your A2 down, AS should be a breeze, also since you've already done it, it won't be that hard

    it's not as bad as it sounds, just retake the unit you got the least ums in
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    I retook 3 of my AS's out of my 5 A2's because I got BBBBB while intending to get onto an AAA course. While you probably can get your grades up enough to get into your first choice of university, I'd really recommend retaking your subjects.
    AS exams are so much easier to score highly on than A2's so retaking is a safer bet.
    You don't even need to repeat the lessons, you can retake the exam without redoing the year, so my advice would be to focus on your A2's, improve your overall essay writing and analytical skills then attend the revision sessions for the year below you before the exams.
    Through bringing my grades up at AS I ended up getting two A's overall that I may have missed otherwise, which was enough for my course.
 
 
 
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