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    So...my results were good and all but wasn't what I needed for my firm university. I needed A*AA and got A*AB and as a result got rejected from both my firm and insurance (who wanted AAA). I did maths chemistry and further maths and applied to study chemical engineering. Results really weren't easy to take after working my a** off for 2 years to lose out on a uni place especially since it was by 8 UMS in fmaths!!
    My grades were good enough to try and seek a place through clearing but all the unis weren't the best for my subject. I just couldnt justify putting all that effort of aiming for A*AA for 2 years and being so close to getting it and having to end up settling for a menial uni/course that needs ABB at the end of it all. It was tough but i took the decision to take a gap year to resit my fmaths A2s (only 3 exams) and reapply to the same unis. Getting that B up to an A shouldnt be a problem since i have so much room for improvement (only need to improve by 8 ums over 3 exams i got low Bs in) and I have 1 whole year to prepare for 3 exams. Im more worried about if the same unis I applied to first time would treat me differently to a first time applicant since I would look less competitive. I obviously already have 2 of the grades they want so im not sure if this would help in any way..

    Is anyone else in a similar situation to me? How are you coping with the thought of another year of a levels? Any advice would really be appreciated since ive been scatting for the past few days about wtf im gonna do for a whole another year and if the unis will still accept me in my situation..
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    I would check the university websites. I had a friend repeat their A2s, and she told me that the university increased her grade requirement because she was a repeat student, and that she had to wait until the very end of the offer cycle before they would give her an offer. Just something to keep in mind.

    I had a few friends repeat their A2s while I was sitting mine, and a few now who are going to have to repeat. The general view on it is that in the long run, it's for the best especially if you have your heart set on doing one thing - after all, it's only a year, and if you make it work, it'll make all the difference in the end 😊
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