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For my A levels I did chemistry, maths, biology and Business studies. As you know recently,it was results day and I had received my AS results. My grades were not the best, i was predicted to get 4 B's but I ended up getting 2 C's, 1 D and 1 E. I got the c grades in both Business studies and chemistry, D grade in biology and E unfortunately in Maths. Luckily, for my school to get into A2 requires 3 D's minimum, so i guess i am dropping maths since i had failed that subject. However for Business i was more unfortunate as i was two marks away from a B. These exams these year were quite hard,and the system is weird where these grades do not count if you are continuing the subjects for A2. My question is what potential careers could i get into, i would like to get into uni but i am not entirely sure of what career i want/need and what target/predicted grades would i need. Thanks for any incoming help!
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RoadToGradeA Hi, I agree that the AS exams were quite hard this year, particularly the sciences and maths. I think exam technique was something that threw a lot of people off as the style of questions were quite different this year and they were more abstract. Therefore, you could have two people of the same ability in a subject and one of them could get an A and the other could get a D if the second student did not know how to apply their knowledge to the questions.
My advice for you would be to buy a CGP 'Complete revision & practice' book for each of your science subjects as these have new spec-style questions in which really help you to understand each topic in depth. Make sure you go over each and every page, answer the questions, make notes, flashcards etc, whatever you find helpful. If there's any AS content that you struggled with, start recapping this asap either before you go back to college or in your free periods.
Just because you haven't achieved the grades you want this year, there's nothing stopping you from achieving them next year!

Also, if you're not sure of what you want to study at university yet, it might be a good idea to consider having a gap year and applying to university after you've finished your A-levels and you'll have more of an idea of what you'd like to do.
Some careers/ uni courses you could consider are bio-chemistry, pharmacy/pharmacology, biomedical science etc.

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