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    I really enjoy learning about sociology, I even got a B in AS for it, however in A2 I can tell that I really did bad for unit 4, so I might get a poor grade this year. So if I'm actually in this situation(highly likely) for results day, what is the best thing to do, should I resit one unit at university. I also have a unconditional offer, and predicted results for my BTEC would pretty much be the real grade on paper for science I got a Distinction* and for public service I got a Merit. I'm just scared for sociology because that is the subject that I'm doing for university.

    I mean if it's what you enjoy above all else then nobody has the right to say you shouldn't do it....especially with an unconditional...there must be a reason that uni thinks you're appropriate for it too. I'm guessing if it's just that one unit then it's not a true reflection of your overall performance and maybe it was just a bad exam paper for you/ you had an off day (I don't do sociology so I have no clue what it was like but some of the papers this year were disgusting).
    It wouldn't hurt to resit that one unit and if it would make you feel better about your A Level grade then all the more reason to do it.

    Above all you have to ask yourself if this degree is what you really want to do. In your situation, with an unconditional offer, it's not as if your grade would hold you back on getting a place at a uni...your grade would only hold you back if you didn't actually know the content for unit 4 and brushed off the exam without putting any effort in. If you can improve your grade by resitting a unit then I totally would.

    Sure, go for it if you want to do it.

    Though I would resit that unit as well if you can.

    Subjects are different at degree level. Lots of people think its just like A level and it isnt. Wait until you get to Uni and start your course - you cant make any assumptions about how you will find it right now.

    And lots of people will be scared about grades right now - thousands of people,all over the country. Thats natural. Don't worry - most people will have done better than they think and be off to Uni in September.
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