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    I am currently a first year student at the University of Reading, doing a joint honours degree in English Literature and Spanish. Prior to receiving my A level results I had applied to Leeds University to study English Literature and Spanish, nonethless due to my dissatisfying A level grades the University withdrew their offer. For obvious reasons I was very distraught when I received my results, however I was not surprised. During my two years in sixth form I was dealing with mental health issues and have recently been diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorder. My mental health has greatly affected my studies in the past, however I am now receiving the professional help I need to help better myself and my education. I am not satisfied with my place at the university at the moment and am hoping to make a transfer next year to a better university. To do this I am aware that I need better A level results and an academic performance of at least 2:1 in university. I was wondering if anyone had any advice in how I would be able to do this? I would appreciate people not leaving comments talking me out of my decision to retake. I have taken deep consideration in this decision and am adamant that this is what I want to do. Thank you for your help, it is greatly appreciated.
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    I am currently a first year student at the University of Reading, doing a joint honours degree in English Literature and Spanish. Prior to receiving my A level results I had applied to Leeds University to study English Literature and Spanish, nonethless due to my dissatisfying A level grades the University withdrew their offer. For obvious reasons I was very distraught when I received my results, however I was not surprised. During my two years in sixth form I was dealing with mental health issues and have recently been diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorder. My mental health has greatly affected my studies in the past, however I am now receiving the professional help I need to help better myself and my education. I am not satisfied with my place at the university at the moment and am hoping to make a transfer next year to a better university. To do this I am aware that I need better A level results and an academic performance of at least 2:1 in university. I was wondering if anyone had any advice in how I would be able to do this? I would appreciate people not leaving comments talking me out of my decision to retake. I have taken deep consideration in this decision and am adamant that this is what I want to do. Thank you for your help, it is greatly appreciated.
    Bit late now, but I think I would just have resat.
    You get a gift year now, but you are going to have the double whammy of doing well in your resits and well at uni.

    I would contact Leeds an ask them if doing well in year 1 alone would be sufficient or they would be more likely to consider just A level resits.


    As for taking your exams again, then its just a case of finding a private exam centre so you can use their facilities and them plus the exam board.the exam fee.

    Some subjects like sciences and modern languages can be quite tricky to retake as they have assessed elements such as practicals and orals..

    One thing you need to look out for is a clash of exam dates for your resit and first year exams. A clash could be very difficult to resolve as i dont see either budging.

    Here is some guidance AQA, but you dont say your exam boards. It will be similar.

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/student-suppor...ate-candidates
 
 
 
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