Your grades r great! There is no need to resist if I am honest with you(Original post by VirgoStrain)
I got 10 A*s and 3 A's (2 A's and a 7 in Chem, RE and Eng Lit) at GCSE. All of the A's / 7's were within 6 UMS of the next highest grade, the equivalent of an A*. I was thinking of resitting them to get the A* (or 9) grade (likely in January as a late entry). However I'm also set on applying for Oxbridge (likely Cambridge) next year, so I wanted to ask, how do top Unis such as the ones I mentioned look at GCSE resits if the aim is to perfect what would otherwise be considered a "good" result? I am obviously prepared to do an intensive run-through of what I learnt over Christmas in order to ensure I get top marks. Would they frown upon it and disadvantage me in the application process, or would they ignore the fact I resat the exam and just look at the final grades I got?
Note - in Both Eng Lit and Chem, one of my exams was a really weak B while the rest were A* results, so it wasn't an across-the-board bad performance, but more of an anomalous one in a part of the subject. My RE had 2 A* exams and 2 very-near A* grades, which averaged out to an A. I was also predicted A*'s / 8 in all 3, so I underperformed in them according to my school.
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- 05-11-2017 14:55