Will the number of AS retakes I did disadvantage me?

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AAAAB at AS ( four traditional/facillitating subjects, the other being Critical Thinking which school forced us to take). Unfortunately most were mid-to-low As and in order to boost my UMS and to give me the opportunity to hit the A* in the one I got a B in, I did a total of 4 retakes (four exams in all) at A2 - this meant doing almost the whole of the subject in which I got a B in at A2. I ended up improving markedly in all except one of my retakes, however.

At A2 I dropped Critical Thinking and one of the As, and picked up EPQ which I got an A in. Due to mitigating circumstances, I ended up with AAB (B in the subject that I originally got the B in) only and missed my firm and insurance (Durham, UCL - sigh).

If I apply to a place whose A level requirements I meet, will the number of AS retakes I did disadvantage me? Likewise, if I retake some of A2 and go for a place that has told me (on the phone) that retake candidates aren't treated differently typically (I'm thinking of Durham), will the 4 AS retakes hold me back?
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I got offers from Southampton and Kent with AAB as requirements and they were fine with me having retakes. I think it's once you get to AAA and higher unis start to care about retakes.
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I got offers from Southampton and Kent with AAB as requirements and they were fine with me having retakes. I think it's once you get to AAA and higher unis start to care about retakes.
Do you mean all retakes in general, or AS retakes specifically?

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Do you mean all retakes in general, or AS retakes specifically?

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I mean all retakes in general. I took a gap year and retook an A2 further maths paper and they were fine with it. I think if the university doesn't mention anything about retakes on its website you should be fine.

I don't know how unis with higher than AAB will treat AS/A2 retakes though.
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