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Yes, usually it says something along the lines of 'qualifications have to be achieved in two years' or something like that, so I guess they do mean resits for both - exams and/or a whole year.

Despite some unis saying they don't accept resits, some still consider them. If anything, it shows dedication if a person doesn't stop at low grades and tries to improve them.
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It generally means that you have to complete 3 A levels at the same time, not (say) one in Year 12 and another 2 in Year 13.
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It generally means that you have to complete 3 A levels at the same time, not (say) one in Year 12 and another 2 in Year 13.
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So just to clarify, it does not refer to resits then?

If you don't mind me asking, are you thinking of applying to medicine? Do you know anything about AS/A Level resits in medicine?

Thank you in advance
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So it means you don't redo year 12 twice or year 13 twice. You're allowed to resit modules but not resit a whole year
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So just to clarify, it does not refer to resits then?
It does not refer to resits. The people it most affects are those who take (say) Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Biology, completing Maths in Y12 and FM in Y13. Some universities won't count the Maths as it was taken in Y12 as it is not in the 'same sitting' so the candidate has to get a top grade in FM (which is considerably harder).

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If you don't mind me asking, are you thinking of applying to medicine? Do you know anything about AS/A Level resits in medicine?
No - I've been an engineer but now work in a school. Few universities had a problem with candidates re-sitting the occasional unit on modular A levels within the standard 2 years of completing them but if you're taking more then 2 years to complete A levels you need to choose universities very carefully.
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It does not refer to resits. The people it most affects are those who take (say) Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Biology, completing Maths in Y12 and FM in Y13. Some universities won't count the Maths as it was taken in Y12 as it is not in the 'same sitting' so the candidate has to get a top grade in FM (which is considerably harder).


No - I've been an engineer but now work in a school. Few universities had a problem with candidates re-sitting the occasional unit on modular A levels within the standard 2 years of completing them but if you're taking more then 2 years to complete A levels you need to choose universities very carefully.
I understand now, thank you

sorry to bombard you with questions, I just have one thing left I'm confused about. Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.

One of my friends said that resits were still unacceptable if it raised your grade up. By that she means, if someone got a B in their AS maths and resat to get an A in their AS maths, medical schools would still only count that as a B (referring to those medical schools who say they do not accept resits) but if someone got an A in their AS maths and resat to get a higher UMS (because A2 maths is harder than AS maths so there is a risk of slipping down a grade boundary) medical schools would be okay with that.

Do you know if there's any truth in that? I've been trying to find answers and am really confused. Once again, thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions.
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sorry to bombard you with questions, I just have one thing left I'm confused about. Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.

One of my friends said that resits were still unacceptable if it raised your grade up. By that she means, if someone got a B in their AS maths and resat to get an A in their AS maths, medical schools would still only count that as a B (referring to those medical schools who say they do not accept resits) but if someone got an A in their AS maths and resat to get a higher UMS (because A2 maths is harder than AS maths so there is a risk of slipping down a grade boundary) medical schools would be okay with that.

Do you know if there's any truth in that? I've been trying to find answers and am really confused. Once again, thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions.
I can't see it would matter but you'd have to check with individual Med Schools.
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Few universities had a problem with candidates re-sitting the occasional unit on modular A levels within the standard 2 years of completing them but if you're taking more then 2 years to complete A levels you need to choose universities very carefully.
Hi, sorry. I thought only places like liverpool, lancaster, norwich, bsms, plymouth, exter would accept resits without extenuating circumstances. Could it be that when they say "we do not accept resit candidates" they just mean you can't resit A2 but can still resit AS modules? If that was the case, could it be that there are more medical schools which accept resits than the ones I have mentioned?

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Hi, sorry. I thought only places like liverpool, lancaster, norwich, bsms, plymouth, exter would accept resits without extenuating circumstances. Could it be that when they say "we do not accept resit candidates" they just mean you can't resit A2 but can still resit AS modules? If that was the case, could it be that there are more medical schools which accept resits than the ones I have mentioned
I'm not a specialist in medicine applications but I know many of our students who have re-sat AS units in their A2 year and gone on to study medicine.
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I'm not a specialist in medicine applications but I know many of our students who have re-sat AS units in their A2 year and gone on to study medicine.
From my experience as a parent of a 2016 med student it meant that if you declared AS results in your UCAS application then the AS module resit couldn't change the AS but could be used in improving the overall A2 grade.

Depending on the school and the university's policy you don't always have to declare your AS grades. Some schools didn't/ don't cash in AS results.

However this might all change with the change of A levels where AS grades are being phased out.
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