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I was just wondering if i should retake some A levels to get a better grade. I initially got CCD but was wondering if i should retake them to get higher marks. Im a first year chem eng student and ive heard of companies having filter systems to filter out any applicants with poor A levels.

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omg which uni let you in with CCD?
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omg which uni let you in with CCD?
Bradford
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I got CCD in my alevels as well.

I got the D in physics and am now doing a physics degree. One of my physics teachers spoke to me on results day to find out what we all got and where we were all going so he could tell my other physics teacher who had left that year. When he spoke to me i think he could tell that i was disappointed and had wanted a better grade but he told me that i had got into where i wanted so as long as i get a good degree then alevels wouldnt matter anyway.
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which uni did you want to go to?
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which uni did you want to go to?
I wanted to go to manchester
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Just because me or others got them grades does not mean you did not work hard. There are some very clever people who just didnt have luck go they way. Yes some people dont work hard, but alot work very hard. Whats the difference between having a degree and working hard to get there
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I got CCD in my alevels as well.

I got the D in physics and am now doing a physics degree. One of my physics teachers spoke to me on results day to find out what we all got and where we were all going so he could tell my other physics teacher who had left that year. When he spoke to me i think he could tell that i was disappointed and had wanted a better grade but he told me that i had got into where i wanted so as long as i get a good degree then alevels wouldnt matter anyway.
Lucky for you ,you got where you wanted to.
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I wanted to go to manchester
did they give you a conditional offer if so you could retake your a levels and hopefully meet the requirements. if not still retake them and apply again
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I would not worry too much about it, if your degree goes well.
(If you can afford it you can think also for a masters afterwards)
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I think at the very least more than 5% of students going onto Sixth Form find it very difficult; and it is. CCD. Sure, they aren't an impressive set of grades at all. But at least he's considering the idea of retaking his A levels in order to try and improve them, and perhaps in the future go on to a better uni. It's going to be expensive, it's going to be hard, it's going to be time-consuming. Lots of people work hard during A levels but some just generally don't get into the motions of going over work, practicing, meeting deadlines, etc... I know of one person who got CCC at A level working his socks off, was disappointed, but didn't give up. He retook his A levels, turned them into AAB and got into Warwick, he is now studying Finance. Stop being so incompetent and disrespectful with stupid sweeping statements because you are wrong.
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You seem like the type of person that believes that the only universities you should go to are in the Russell Group. Yes, amazing grades reflect heavily on revision and working hard but if the OP has achieved the goal of going to university and getting into their chosen university, then isn't that enough? There are many personal circumstances as to why they achieved grades of only CDD or other reasons but take into account teachers as well and the level of teaching. The questions may have also dramatically changed in the A2 exams.

If you want to spread hate, refrain from it.
I'm going to nitpick here and say that OP did not get into his chosen university; he's at Bradford but he wanted to go to Manchester. Just sayin'

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Hi

I was just wondering if i should retake some A levels to get a better grade. I initially got CCD but was wondering if i should retake them to get higher marks. Im a first year chem eng student and ive heard of companies having filter systems to filter out any applicants with poor A levels.

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Maybe resit the one you got a D in, the Cs should be fine
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Dw the truth hurts
Well, if you don't want to end up with CCD, I suggest you buckle down and get your head down in the books instead of ruining other people's dreams. Stop making the guy feel any more bad than he already is. An E grade at A Level is a pass and I'm sure if that was so 'crap' then they would push the grade up higher. You've just started your A Levels, you honestly have no right to judge anyone. Atleast the OP got into university but instead, you are acting high and mighty and honestly, you seem like the type of person who looks down on BTEC students.

Do you feel contempt putting others down? Feeling good when you point out other people's insecurities because for you, 'the truth hurts'?

If you write the way you do when you post on here, I doubt how you even got to do A Levels.
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Post degree nobody will look at your A levels generally speaking from experience.
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