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can anyone offer me advice in terms of resit A levels at uni or is it a waste of time Watch

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    can anyone offer me advice on what to do ive got into a top uni on a unconditional and im starting uni soon

    i got worse A level grades than expected so should i resit the A level subject i did worse in while at uni or focus on my uni work as i am aware going into law A levels are still looked at heavily
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    If you're in uni already, just ace the degree. A top uni grade will do you far more favours than top A level grades.
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    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    If you're in uni already, just ace the degree. A top uni grade will do you far more favours than top A level grades.
    but i have only got in my opinion average A levels so i was happy in a way on results day as i got in regardless of my results but wasnt sure if i shouldve resit a A level at uni as a lot of users on TSR say firms look at A levels heavily and yeah i am already in i was suprised i was given a unconditional offer for this uni
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    (Original post by marklow)
    but i have only got in my opinion average A levels so i was happy in a way on results day as i got in regardless of my results but wasnt sure if i shouldve resit a A level at uni as a lot of users on TSR say firms look at A levels heavily and yeah i am already in i was suprised i was given a unconditional offer for this uni
    They will also look at your degree. Do your degree. **** the A levels for now
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    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    They will also look at your degree. Do your degree. **** the A levels for now
    awww alright ill do that i just was unsure what to do
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    (Original post by marklow)
    awww alright ill do that i just was unsure what to do
    If you find after your degree that it's hindering your progress, sort it then. Doing it during uni just risks compromising your uni performance for something that might not even matter.
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    I am in the same boat as you. I got poor A levels, went into Law got first class. However, my poor a levels are hindering me as many of the magic circle firms require at least ABB and this is just the minimum. So I would say having good a levels is the best thing if you are in your first year the workload isn't as bad as the next two years. This is the perfect time to do it
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    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    If you find after your degree that it's hindering your progress, sort it then. Doing it during uni just risks compromising your uni performance for something that might not even matter.
    yeah i can always take them after my degree couldnt i ?
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    (Original post by lalashahid531)
    I am in the same boat as you. I got poor A levels, went into Law got first class. However, my poor a levels are hindering me as many of the magic circle firms require at least ABB and this is just the minimum. So I would say having good a levels is the best thing if you are in your first year the workload isn't as bad as the next two years. This is the perfect time to do it
    ohhh really i thought many firms do ask for high A levels like ABB thats why i was thinking about resitting them however couldnt you just resit your A levels now as you have done your degree ? i was initally in 2 minds whether or not to resit as i go to a top law uni so i wouldve though my uni wouldve had really good connections to those top firms but i think my A levels would let me down as they are average
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    I did say many magic circle firms want ABB as just minimum....I would say as you are in your first year. First-year results don't count towards your classification of the degree, you would be better off making sure your a levels are good then ..in second year and third year get Firsts...and you are sorted from both ends (degree and a levels)
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    (Original post by lalashahid531)
    I did say many magic circle firms want ABB as just minimum....I would say as you are in your first year. First-year results don't count towards your classification of the degree, you would be better off making sure your a levels are good then ..in second year and third year get Firsts...and you are sorted from both ends (degree and a levels)
    yeah i know what you mean i may just do that tbf makes sense
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    btw mate ...I am also retaking my A levels ...although ..only A2 modules that i did in 2014. So....Yeah i waited for three years ..you got a chance to re do them ...and if you end up doing good in alevels..quit your uni..go to a better one
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    Just how bad are your A'level grades?
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    If organisations are concerned about your A-level grades, they will typically only consider the first sitting, and/or three full A-levels sat at the same time.
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    (Original post by lalashahid531)
    btw mate ...I am also retaking my A levels ...although ..only A2 modules that i did in 2014. So....Yeah i waited for three years ..you got a chance to re do them ...and if you end up doing good in alevels..quit your uni..go to a better one
    but wouldnt that mean doing ucas application all over again though to apply to another uni
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    (Original post by Crumpet1)
    Just how bad are your A'level grades?
    when i say bad grades i mean BBC they arent bad grades as such they are in between average and good i would say ?
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    If organisations are concerned about your A-level grades, they will typically only consider the first sitting, and/or three full A-levels sat at the same time.
    ohhh really but couldnt i just put the resit grades on though and not put the first sittings grades on for instance
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    (Original post by marklow)
    ohhh really but couldnt i just put the resit grades on though and not put the first sittings grades on for instance
    Many organisations ask you explicitly for first sittings.

    The dates of your qualifications would also give away that they were resits.
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Many organisations ask you explicitly for first sittings.

    The dates of your qualifications would also give away that they were resits.
    oh i see so would you suggest resitting 1 A level for example would he a waste of time considering i will be going into law
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    (Original post by marklow)
    oh i see so would you suggest resitting 1 A level for example would he a waste of time considering i will be going into law
    Only do it for your benefit, not because you think it will benefit you.

    You also have to make sure it doesn't negatively impact others things ok your CV, like your current studies/work experience etc
 
 
 
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