Should I retake English Language GCSE again to obtain a B?

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    I did get a C in year 11. I usually would get B's or high C's in the mocks and I got two B's in my controlled assessment. I decided to retake English Language GCSE to get a B in English Language to do English Literature A level and I didn't like getting a C. However, I ended up getting a C at the end and I was 4 marks off a B. I did send off my exams for remark because my teacher suggested that I should, but it still remained the same. I am determined to become a solicitor and I know that certain universities are less likely to give an offer if you don't manage to get a B in English Language. I do see potential in my self to get a B, but I did mess up on my exam. However, I do know that other Universities don't mind as much about getting a B in English Language. Law is a competitive course, should I leave my grade as it is or should I resit? I can't resit in November 2016 because I missed the deadline for it and I am unsure about doing it in June. I only have this year to retake my English Language with the old specification in June. Lets say that I apply to Leeds University for a Law degree, the University states that you need at least a B in English Language. Would I have to get a B before applying or after? My college has not changed to 9-1 just yet and I am doing 3 A levels. Also, I'm doing AS this year.
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    Resit it to get a higher grade but make sure to look at uni requirements and their position on resits.

    Also aim higher than a B so even if you don't get your target you still get a decent grade.
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    I did get a C in year 11. I usually would get B's or high C's in the mocks and I got two B's in my controlled assessment. I decided to retake English Language GCSE to get a B in English Language to do English Literature A level and I didn't like getting a C. However, I ended up getting a C at the end and I was 4 marks off a B. I did send off my exams for remark because my teacher suggested that I should, but it still remained the same. I am determined to become a solicitor and I know that certain universities are less likely to give an offer if you don't manage to get a B in English Language. I do see potential in my self to get a B, but I did mess up on my exam. However, I do know that other Universities don't mind as much about getting a B in English Language. Law is a competitive course, should I leave my grade as it is or should I resit? I can't resit in November 2016 because I missed the deadline for it and I am unsure about doing it in June. I only have this year to retake my English Language with the old specification in June. Lets say that I apply to Leeds University for a Law degree, the University states that you need at least a B in English Language. Would I have to get a B before applying or after? My college has not changed to 9-1 just yet and I am doing 3 A levels. Also, I'm doing AS this year.
    English Language and Maths GCSE requirements are often very strictly enforced as a 'first sort' to weed applicants out. Therefore Leeds, and any university which wants a B in English, might well reject you automatically. You could try asking directly, but don't hold out too much hope.

    You can apply without the B, but your conditions for acceptance would probably include getting it at a resit.
 
 
 
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