Retaking year 12 or going into year 13?Watch this thread
So I got straight A*'s at GCSE but for my AS levels this year I didn't revise at all and I'm taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Spanish. I'm aware that I'm going to fail and don't tell me to wait until results because I left SO many questions completely blank in my exams, especially maths and chemistry. At best I think I could get C, D, E, U with the U in maths meaning I would HAVE to drop it which I don't really want to do but I could live with. If I was to get these grades would it be better to go into year 13 with the CDE or re take the whole year (just sounds like a nightmare however). I think if I got those grades also I won't get any uni offers. My other problem being I want to do science at uni so I'm thinking I kind of need maths (not 100% necessary for biology but it is for chemistry).
In terms of how universities will look at this, some will not like it, some will ask for higher grades than what they originally they were asking for and some will simply not care.
Alternatively, you could enter Year 13 but if you didn't do so well in your AS chances are you are not going to do well in your A2 either - so consider redoing year 12.
But that is my opinion and how I would personally deal with the situation
I'm in year 12 and finished my Physics and Chemistry AS course but I'm doing the new linear specification so I only did internals this year. Going into year 13 with a poor understanding of AS Chemistry if a bad idea imo. Looking briefly at the spec, almost everything builds upon AS chemistry in A2 so you really need to nail AS first before proceeding into year 13. Same with Biology I suppose.
Secondly, you said that you don't really need Biology but may need maths? What course is it? If it's a chemistry course I strongly suggest carrying on with maths in AS and A2 as my sister struggled with Chem at university as she wasn't very maths proficient (she failed her first year btw....).
Just think of it like this. Carry onto A2 and potentially hurt your grades further, inevitably impeding your chances on going to your chosen Universities or resitting to get another chance of getting good grades to have a shot in 2 years time at getting into some good universities.
So in case I haven't made it clear, resit year 12.