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    • Thread Starter

    I have just begun unversityi. I'm studying Biomedical Science and although my A-Level grades weren't amazing (I got BCC), my AS Level grades were decent and I did well at GCSE. How important are A levels when getting your first job? I was wondering if a really good degree and good work experience would compensate for lower A Level grades? Is it worth me resitting a few of my exams if I can in order to boost my grades a bit?
    Any help/advice would be really appreciated!
    Thank you.
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    In many instances your A-levels won't matter.

    Less than a third of graduate employers use some form of minimum A-level/UCAS criteria, but those tend to be formal graduate development programmes. There's a whole host of non-graduate programme jobs out there for graduates, and they are more likely to be open minded.

    Most employers will concern themselves more about your degree result/modules, evidence of understanding the career and what you are letting yourself in for, and general motivation for the career than a few grades which these days don't really say a lot about someone's ability/intellect.

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    Resitting is going to be pointless and stress and revision for not much gain. You're far better off spending that time gaining experience and skills that'll help with your future career.
    • Thread Starter

    Thank you everyone! I didn't really want to have to resit them, but I would have if it would have made a big difference. Thanks.
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