How many marks from a grade do you have to be for it to be worht resitting?
I'm currently 18 marks short of an A in Politics, and I plan to resit it, because it would mean getting 68% rather than 50%, which I'm fairly sure I could do. I also plan to resit my English, because I'm 9 marks off a B with a C and an E in the written papers, and I know I can do (and should have done) better.
However, in German, I'm 11 marks away from an A, and I'm not entirely sure that I could make up those marks. I might be able to, but I don't really know. Is it worth me resitting this paper? Also, being 3 marks short of an A in French, is it worth resitting both papers? It's such a small amount that it should be possible to make up on one paper, but doing two increases the chances of getting it, doesn't it?
I'm going to resit History because I'm 7 marks off a C, I think I could make that up. Anything higher than about 10 marks I don't think It'd be worth it though.
Yeah. I'm only doing the politics at 18 marks because I did so much worse than my usual on that one paper. If it was trying to raise from, say, 70 to 88, I wouldn't bother. But 68% is something I'm capable of.
I'm really tempted by German, but I don't want to add stress onto myself in January by resitting six exams overall, plus the A2 module I have then. If I don't resit the German, I'll still have five though, so it wouldn't make much of a difference.
On the topic of resitting, how many exams does the average A2 student resit?
I will be resitting 6 altogether in Jan., is that too much?
Do as many as you believe you can realistically manage - dont forget that you will be getting to grips with A2 course content which might take a while to get your head around. But if you plan it well and start studying er, soon as - then you can do it !
I am resisting two or three of my modules in January and maybe two more in June. I guess it all depends on whether you believe you can manage the workload. Some people i guess will struggle learning A2 course content while revising over As, however i know a few people who have completed As and A2 in one year.
I've spotted my mistakes and will learn from them quickly, plus i do not find A2 as hard as i expected, for now anyway. So i think i can handle three modules for January.
oh, one more point - look at the examinations timetable for june 08 - it often happens that A2's finish earlier than AS's - well for my board neway i think. My chem teacher said if we wanted to resit, dont do em in jan - do an A2 module in january(mod 4) - and do the AS repeats in june because there was a big gap between A2 and AS in the summer exam series and you would have a few weeks to cram for the AS repeats ... mayb its just chem and ccea - but worth a look ... some strategic callender management might pay off!