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    This A2 year has been terrible for me due to uncontrollable circumstances. But I know I can do well and really want to retake the A2 year so I can do much better. If I got top grades next year but got them through retaking, what would my university choices be like? Would some reject my application based on the fact I am retaking even though I have top grades?

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    (Original post by xhxhxh)
    This A2 year has been terrible for me due to uncontrollable circumstances. But I know I can do well and really want to retake the A2 year so I can do much better. If I got top grades next year but got them through retaking, what would my university choices be like? Would some reject my application based on the fact I am retaking even though I have top grades?

    Thanks in advance
    Some universities dont accept people who've resat years so i d suggest speaking to any of the ones your an interesting to find out what they say.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Some universities dont accept people who've resat years so i d suggest speaking to any of the ones your an interesting to find out what they say.
    How good do you think the universities that still accept will be? Because if i get better grades but the same sort of offers as I would have got previously there will be no point retaking

    (I hope that makes as much sense as it does in my head)
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    (Original post by xhxhxh)
    How good do you think the universities that still accept will be? Because if i get better grades but the same sort of offers as I would have got previously there will be no point retaking

    (I hope that makes as much sense as it does in my head)
    I think it would depend, as you've said uncontrollable circumstances affected your grades that could have an impact on how the universities felt about resits. It also depends what you're applying for as i d think if its a competitive subject they aren't likely to be lenient.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I think it would depend, as you've said uncontrollable circumstances affected your grades that could have an impact on how the universities felt about resits. It also depends what you're applying for as i d think if its a competitive subject they aren't likely to be lenient.
    Are mitigating circumstances that universities consider acceptable to resit a levels acceptable by all.

    From what I have seen mitigating circumstances are only personal injury/bereavements/disabilities etc.
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    (Original post by Mihael_Keehl)
    Are mitigating circumstances that universities consider acceptable to resit a levels acceptable by all.

    From what I have seen mitigating circumstances are only personal injury/bereavements/disabilities etc.
    Universities would all have different policies really, but yeah its generally only illness or bereavements that would make a difference.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Universities would all have different policies really, but yeah its generally only illness or bereavements that would make a difference.
    Yeah that figures, out of interest for those who get diagnosed late with disabilties is that counted as mitigating.


    What is the support like at uni anyway?

    Like for a computer I have heard that you have to pay 200£ for a pc, so if it say 1.2k will they pay the rest?

    And also with students who have multiple disablilityies are they entitled to more? :teehee:

    I already use overlays which are decent and have .25 more time, but the support in high school is soooooo insufficient.
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    (Original post by Mihael_Keehl)
    Yeah that figures, out of interest for those who get diagnosed late with disabilties is that counted as mitigating.


    What is the support like at uni anyway?

    Like for a computer I have heard that you have to pay 200£ for a pc, so if it say 1.2k will they pay the rest?

    And also with students who have multiple disablilityies are they entitled to more? :teehee:

    I already use overlays which are decent and have .25 more time, but the support in high school is soooooo insufficient.
    No a late diagnosis wouldn't count as a mitigating circumstance. It's much better than high school. Its based on what you need/what your difficulties are, not how many disabilities you have if that makes sense. They only buy the most basic PC that will run any software so you won't get one that costs 1.2k for sure unless you paid for an upgrade yourself.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    No a late diagnosis wouldn't count as a mitigating circumstance. It's much better than high school. Its based on what you need/what your difficulties are, not how many disabilities you have if that makes sense. They only buy the most basic PC that will run any software so you won't get one that costs 1.2k for sure unless you paid for an upgrade yourself.
    Something I have never understood is that do disabled students get 5% more marks? I heard this but doubt it is true.

    I see, most of the learning dificulties have overlapping symptoms imo.

    That is a shame, but expected ******* conservatives.

    So if they say I am entitled to £800 e.g. and I payed 200£ and wanted a better one, would I have to pay the difference.

    Sorry to ask you so much, no-one is really good at advising at my h.s.
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    (Original post by Mihael_Keehl)
    Something I have never understood is that do disabled students get 5% more marks? I heard this but doubt it is true.

    I see, most of the learning dificulties have overlapping symptoms imo.

    That is a shame, but expected ******* conservatives.

    So if they say I am entitled to £800 e.g. and I payed 200£ and wanted a better one, would I have to pay the difference.

    Sorry to ask you so much, no-one is really good at advising at my h.s.
    No definitely not, the extra time,pc use and having a reader is considered enough to make up for it. Yes you would pay the difference.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    No definitely not, the extra time,pc use and having a reader is considered enough to make up for it. Yes you would pay the difference.
    Haha.

    I see.

    That doesn't seem much difference to a levels tbh.

    They offered me a pc/reader but it is more of an inconvenience tbh. They still stick me in the hall with all the others though :P
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    (Original post by xhxhxh)
    This A2 year has been terrible for me due to uncontrollable circumstances. But I know I can do well and really want to retake the A2 year so I can do much better. If I got top grades next year but got them through retaking, what would my university choices be like? Would some reject my application based on the fact I am retaking even though I have top grades?

    Thanks in advance
    It wouldn't really affect you unless you are applying for a STEM subject at Manchester and Edinburgh or for Medicine. Retaking the year can be beneficial, in the sense that you would truly understand the topics taught to you.

    I personally do not regret retaking and starting new subject, as I did manage to learn how to study, as well as make my mind up on what to do after A-levels.

    Edit: if you have any universities in mind already, read their admission policy.
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    Hi, I retook my A2 year so feel free to message me with any questions you may have! What universities do you plan on applying to? And what course?
 
 
 
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