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    So last year I screwed myself royally by just overall being a bad student and getting bad grades. So instead of hinging on outstanding grades from my A2s to bump these grades up, I decided best just to take the year again, how badly will this effect my chances into getting in to uni? I know that i cant get into a top 10 anymore but that's not really a big issue for me. If anyone knows about someone who's been through something similar it'd be a big help, thanks.
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    (Original post by unbitible)
    So last year I screwed myself royally by just overall being a bad student and getting bad grades. So instead of hinging on outstanding grades from my A2s to bump these grades up, I decided best just to take the year again, how badly will this effect my chances into getting in to uni? I know that i cant get into a top 10 anymore but that's not really a big issue for me. If anyone knows about someone who's been through something similar it'd be a big help, thanks.
    It depends on the universities resit policy, best to contact the ones you are interested in really
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    If you honestly believe that it'd be too hard just to retake certain papers/modules then it is definitely worth re-doing the year. You will take so much of the pressure off of yourself by repeating the year than trying to cram a bunch of retakes into your next year!

    I don't think it will effect your chances of getting into uni in the slightest (unless you're planning on applying for Oxford/Cambridge as I hear they're funny about retakes). Most universities care more about having well-rounded students who have more to offer than simply grades alone so I wouldn't let that worry you. Also don't let repeating the year put you off aiming for a top 10 university, I have a friend who repeat the year due to medical set-backs and still got into Cambridge. Good luck and I hope you get to where you want to!
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    (Original post by unbitible)
    So last year I screwed myself royally by just overall being a bad student and getting bad grades. So instead of hinging on outstanding grades from my A2s to bump these grades up, I decided best just to take the year again, how badly will this effect my chances into getting in to uni? I know that i cant get into a top 10 anymore but that's not really a big issue for me. If anyone knows about someone who's been through something similar it'd be a big help, thanks.
    Not true, I did 3 years and were able to apply to most top 10 that were not Cambridge, Imperial and St. Andrews.
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    you might find this article interesting

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...it-pupils.html
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    One girl I know had to redo AS levels because she had panic attacks in her exams first time around. Atm she's holding an offer from Cambridge to do Law (I think that's the subject anyway)

    Another person in my school had a boyfriend during her AS's and she completely neglected her A levels. She came out with 4 Us, retook AS levels, in A2 got A*A*A. She's now at Bristol.
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    (Original post by unbitible)
    So last year I screwed myself royally by just overall being a bad student and getting bad grades. So instead of hinging on outstanding grades from my A2s to bump these grades up, I decided best just to take the year again, how badly will this effect my chances into getting in to uni? I know that i cant get into a top 10 anymore but that's not really a big issue for me. If anyone knows about someone who's been through something similar it'd be a big help, thanks.
    Back in the 2010-11 academic year I spent the year retaking my A2's. Together with others in my position we emailed the unis that aren't ex poly to see if they would accept us and the response was largely positive. The only negative results we got were from St Andrews, Edinburgh, Imperial, UCL. Warwick were also a bit funny. The rest were fine with it in 99% of cases, I personally got offers from Leeds, Birmingham, UEA, Portsmouth and Nottingham Trent. However do email admissions to check in case policies have changed. [This doesn't apply for medicine, that is a whole different kettle of fish.]
 
 
 
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