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    Hi, I wanna know if it is possible to do Gcses and A levels (AS to be precise) in one year. I know it sounds crazy but let me explain. I didn't get the expected gcses results and I want to retake ALL of them (5), that too as private candidate in Jan. I was wondering if it was possible to do AS too in the same year (2017). Is it going to effect my uni application? Its obviously gonna be hard but has anyone ever done something like this ? Please share your experience. Thanks

    Ps: Please remember I'm gonna do it as a private candidate.
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    (Original post by david7866)
    Hi, I wanna know if it is possible to do Gcses and A levels (AS to be precise) in one year. I know it sounds crazy but let me explain. I didn't get the expected gcses results and I want to retake ALL of them (5), that too as private candidate in Jan. I was wondering if it was possible to do AS too in the same year (2017). Is it going to effect my uni application? Its obviously gonna be hard but has anyone ever done something like this ? Please share your experience. Thanks

    Ps: Please remember I'm gonna do it as a private candidate.
    It is a silly idea. You've already done badly at GCSE when you were just concentrating on those, so now you're setting yourself up for failure.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    It is a silly idea. You've already done badly at GCSE when you were just concentrating on those, so now you're setting yourself up for failure.
    But it is still possible right ?
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    (Original post by david7866)
    But it is still possible right ?
    Technically it's possible but if it was me I wouldn't expect to do well in either if it was some sort of science. They basically overhaul the entirety of what you are taught at GCSE in the AS year.
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    (Original post by david7866)
    Hi, I wanna know if it is possible to do Gcses and A levels (AS to be precise) in one year. I know it sounds crazy but let me explain. I didn't get the expected gcses results and I want to retake ALL of them (5), that too as private candidate in Jan. I was wondering if it was possible to do AS too in the same year (2017). Is it going to effect my uni application? Its obviously gonna be hard but has anyone ever done something like this ? Please share your experience. Thanks

    Ps: Please remember I'm gonna do it as a private candidate.
    Are you in England? If so then here aren't retakes in January ....

    Focus on your AS levels..
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    Are you in England? If so then here aren't retakes in January ....

    Focus on your AS levels..
    Are u serious? I asked my college and they said there are retakes in Jan
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    (Original post by Shipreck)
    Technically it's possible but if it was me I wouldn't expect to do well in either if it was some sort of science. They basically overhaul the entirety of what you are taught at GCSE in the AS year.
    yeah I know. This year is gonna be stressful for me.
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    (Original post by david7866)
    Are u serious? I asked my college and they said there are retakes in Jan
    Which board?

    Here is AQA:

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...and-timetables
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    Depending what A levels (or AS) you are doing that may be a large ask. A lot of knowledge you need, particularly for science A levels, stems from GCSE knowledge. That is not to say if you truly commit and study like mad you can't do it, just it will not be remotely easy.
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    Which board?

    Here is AQA:

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administ...and-timetables
    I'm doing edexcel Igcse
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    (Original post by VMD100)
    Depending what A levels (or AS) you are doing that may be a large ask. A lot of knowledge you need, particularly for science A levels, stems from GCSE knowledge. That is not to say if you truly commit and study like mad you can't do it, just it will not be remotely easy.
    I'm not planning to do Science A levels. (Law, Economics , Maths)
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    (Original post by david7866)
    I'm doing edexcel Igcse
    Why are you doing iGCSEs?

    I would not advise retaking ...good AS levels are far more important.
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    Why are you doing iGCSEs?

    I would not advise retaking ...good AS levels are far more important.
    Because there isn't any coursework and as I have said I'm a private candidate. I don't go to college and its far more easier for me like that. I do get that AS is important but unis do care about good grades in gcses, dont they?
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    (Original post by david7866)
    Because there isn't any coursework and as I have said I'm a private candidate. I don't go to college and its far more easier for me like that. I do get that AS is important but unis do care about good grades in gcses, dont they?
    Not as much as AS and predictions. You will have to declare all the grades anyway ... that includes the ones you got in June.

    Unis don't like GCSE retakes ..
 
 
 
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