Should I retake year 12 or carry on to year 13 !!!!!!!- economics at uniWatch
Idk what to do and am really confused I know retaking will give me a fresh start but is it worth it. I will only be able to take either economics or maths and will most proberbly take economics but am not sure of how important doing the Bsc economics which asks maths is compared to the ba in terms of employment in the future. I don't mind taking a gap year but what if my grades do not improve to at least BBB which is what I need to go to Leicester uni.
There is not any point in retaking. If I were you I'd resit AS maths alongside A2. Maths would make a competitive application for an economics degree. Not everyone finds Maths easy or doable, this is until you understand that Maths is a language. Your time tables, basic algebra and basic mathematical operators are like your alphabet. In the same way, the content in AS is your foundation to build onto in A2. If you have a strong understanding on the AS, A2 will be fine. With Maths, don't do any past papers until you fully reach an understanding of what you need to do. It's completely doable to do Maths in a year. My friend was in the same situation as you for Maths. He got an E in his first year and that's when he learnt how to revise effectively for Maths. That is to first understand the alphabet of Maths (concepts), when he understood the concepts; he enjoyed solving questions. The thing is he was still making mistakes till his exam day, but he never realised mistakes are good in maths. Without mistakes you will never learn, also research shows that brain activity increases when you make a mistake. Anyways he did A2 alongside AS and came out with a B. With maths, the most important thing is the understanding of key concepts and I guarantee you then when you fully understand the key concepts (what I like to call the alphabet), you will get a good grade in Maths. Best of luck!