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I got into my first choice uni but unhappy with a grade I got at A-Level, is it worth it to retake a module just to boost a grade from a D to a C? Also how do I go about doing it? Don't I have to decline a grade before a deadline date? Also is it a good idea since I'll be going to uni this year? Any sites with this info would be a great help too.
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I got into my first choice uni but unhappy with a grade I got at A-Level, is it worth it to retake a module just to boost a grade from a D to a C? Also how do I go about doing it? Don't I have to decline a grade before a deadline date? Also is it a good idea since I'll be going to uni this year? Any sites with this info would be a great help too.
May I ask, why are you doing A-level? What is the purpose of it? It seems to me that you just need to pass A-level and go to univerisity. As long as you are accepted into a university, why bother about A-level? What is going to matter in the future is the class of the degree you get from the university.
You should always look forward but not the other way round.
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I got into my first choice uni but unhappy with a grade I got at A-Level, is it worth it to retake a module just to boost a grade from a D to a C? Also how do I go about doing it? Don't I have to decline a grade before a deadline date? Also is it a good idea since I'll be going to uni this year? Any sites with this info would be a great help too.
i thought about this as well, but kelvin makes a good point. Once you are at university who cares about A-levels. Similar about caring about GCSEs whilst doing a levels.
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May I ask, why are you doing A-level? What is the purpose of it? It seems to me that you just need to pass A-level and go to univerisity. As long as you are accepted into a university, why bother about A-level? What is going to matter in the future is the class of the degree you get from the university.
You should always look forward but not the other way round.
lol..I'm just annoyed I got a D for German, when I was 5 points away from a C :mad: people don't look at A-Level results at all if you've got a degree? & this is looking forward, cos a C in German at A-Level might help in the future :shrug:

Edited - didn't see the second post.
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lol..I'm just annoyed I got a D for German, when I was 5 points away from a C :mad: people don't look at A-Level results at all if you've got a degree? & this iis looking forward, cos a C in German at A-Level might help in the future :shrug:
Maybe you are right. i cannot give you any future suggestions because I am not doing German and I don't know how the system works with modern languages...Sorri
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You could always ask for a remark if there is only 5 marks in it, as whilst the degree from uni is more important, ALevels are stil looked at by most employers

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lol..I'm just annoyed I got a D for German, when I was 5 points away from a C :mad: people don't look at A-Level results at all if you've got a degree? & this is looking forward, cos a C in German at A-Level might help in the future :shrug:

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Well, I understand why you want to re-do it! My A levels were pretty pants and, although I've got my degree and almost finished my PGDip, I'd like to fill in the gaps so to speak.

It might make a difference if your degree doesn't have an element of German in it job wise. I mean, if your Uni programme is going to be something with German, or even German 'by itself', (if such things really exist in the modern Uni system), then it's not worth it - the employer will look at your degree. However, if your degree is non-German related, it may be worth up-ing your grade, or you could look into a more professional type of qualification in German such as the Institute of Linguists Advanced Certificate (www.iol.org.uk - or something like that!), which is A Level equivalent. Also, there's the Göethe Institut's courses which are a recoginised level of achievement in German.

Good hunting!
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