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Im at the crossroads - if you don't make the grades, say for a university like Leciester would you resit year 13 or would you go to a second string uni such as hertfordshire?
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Im at the crossroads - if you don't make the grades, say for a university like Leciester would you resit year 13 or would you go to a second string uni such as hertfordshire?
When i didn't get the grades for my course i went to a new college and resat my A levels.
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i personally wudnt want to resit alevels - i have moved on from school and want to carry on with something new. I would wait until results day before making rash decisions. if you miss the offer for leicester by a grade, or maybe two they may be leniant if u contact them (or beg them)- you never know, you have nothing to lose! worst case scenario if u dont get in to leicester i would recommend still going to hertfordshire if it is a nice place and a course you would feel comfortable with. Employers usually want the classification of the degree ( e.g 1st, 2.1) rather than where you got the degree from so i wudnt worry if you think that its "second string", employers generally wont know.
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i personally wudnt want to resit alevels - i have moved on from school and want to carry on with something new. I would wait until results day before making rash decisions. if you miss the offer for leicester by a grade, or maybe two they may be leniant if u contact them (or beg them)- you never know, you have nothing to lose! worst case scenario if u dont get in to leicester i would recommend still going to hertfordshire if it is a nice place and a course you would feel comfortable with. Employers usually want the classification of the degree ( e.g 1st, 2.1) rather than where you got the degree from so i wudnt worry if you think that its "second string", employers generally wont know.
I disagree to some extent. Employers not only look at your degree, but also at your A-Levels. If they're a lot worse than predicted, I'd say resit.

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I disagree to some extent. Employers not only look at your degree, but also at your A-Levels. If they're a lot worse than predicted, I'd say resit.

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tut tut you just HAD to disagree! lol. its very hard to pass an opinion on this as i dont know what grades this person is expecting to get - what he considers bad grades may actually be good but yeah of course Employers look at a-level grades, often they also they look at GCSE's to see if your consistent and motivated
So what uni are you at/going to/considering going to?
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Im at the crossroads - if you don't make the grades, say for a university like Leciester would you resit year 13 or would you go to a second string uni such as hertfordshire?
resit.
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I would resit the A-levels. Consider it a gap year.
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What are your predicted grades gunner123? Then you use those grades to apply to the uni's that might accept those grades.
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So what uni are you at/going to/considering going to?
Who, me?

I graduated last year from Newcastle. I've done the law conversion course and have a TC with an American firm.
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It depend what job you want to do, long term resitting is probably the best option, but its not always practicle as it means another year without getting a full time job. Also can you be certain you will get better grades?

Its quite common people resit and don't improve enough to make it worth while. Unless there is a specific reason you haven't done as well as you wanted.
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Im at the crossroads - if you don't make the grades, say for a university like Leciester would you resit year 13 or would you go to a second string uni such as hertfordshire?
Too many people go to uni simply becuase they feel they have to and that they have to go as soon as they finish school. If Leicester is where you want to go then its worth taking a year to resit so you can get in.
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Depends on how badly you want to go to university this year....and how much you miss you offer by. There are probably a number of 'first-rate' universities that would accept you through clearing, even if Leicester isn't lenient...
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Employers usually want the classification of the degree ( e.g 1st, 2.1) rather than where you got the degree from so i wudnt worry if you think that its "second string", employers generally wont know.
I don't think that's really true. Employers aren't blind to universities.
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i was fully planned on going back to school on results day.....(that may have been because my best mate was stil there) and then i was offered exeter....instantly fell in love and took it.

knowing people at both leicter and heartfordshire.....the same person would not like the other.

love Katy ***
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