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If there is a number of gcses you are unhappy with and want to resit where can you actually resit them because I doubt a school is going to want a student resitting 3 or 4 of their GCSEs while trying to do a levels aswell? Is it even possible to get into sixth form if you have plans to resit a number of your gcses, can you still do your As levels and then go onto do A2? Is there any particular places which offer GCSE resits at an affordable price or anywhere you can possibly inquire? Sorry about the number of questions i'm asking I'm just curious to find out how it all works incase I need to resit a GCSE(s).
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hey, at my college my sis who is there now is doing gnvq health n social care but with it she's also re-sitting her maths and english, and for people doin AS and A Level's there was an evening class for re-sitting maths and english. Have u tried hot courses.com it might be able to tell you on there a nearby course
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hey, at my college my sis who is there now is doing gnvq health n social care but with it she's also re-sitting her maths and english, and for people doin AS and A Level's there was an evening class for re-sitting maths and english. Have u tried hot courses.com it might be able to tell you on there a nearby course
I've heard about how you can do re-sits at college but usually its alot easier if you take GNVQ/BTEC courses to resit a GCSE. The GCSEs you can resit at college tend to be limited as they usually only offer english and maths and occasionally single science. I might have a look on hotcourses.com as i've never had a look on their before. I rang up a company which specialise in doing GCSEs privately and they told me for one GCSE I would have to pay £360. :eek: My local college is limited in what it offers. :rolleyes:
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omg 360 quid! what are you hoping to re-sit anyway op?
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omg 360 quid! what are you hoping to re-sit anyway op?
Yeah I certainty don't have that sort of money to spend on one GCSE. I was hoping it would be more like £30 - £40 not £360. :eek: I'm not sure yet all depends on what I end up getting when my GCSEs are over. If I get a few C's I may resit them to get my grade up to a B or an A. Seems to be hard to find places that let you do resits though.
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at my college you can resit a gcse along with your AS's, so it is just like another subject.
I think it just depends on your college/sixth form really!
Unless you do really bad I wouldn't advise it though as AS's are alot of work especially if you're relearning your gcse syllabus at the same time.
good luck!
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aww honey! I'm sure if you put the work in you won't even have to consider re-sitting
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at my college you can resit a gcse along with your AS's, so it is just like another subject.
I think it just depends on your college/sixth form really!
Unless you do really bad I wouldn't advise it though as AS's are alot of work especially if you're relearning your gcse syllabus at the same time.
good luck!
I'm hoping to go to a local sixth form in my area rather than college but i'm not sure how I will go about it if I go to another school. Its probably harder to resit when you move to another school. I want to get the best grades possible and fear that I may end up with fairly average grades which to me I could do better on, there seems to be so much competition with grades these days aswell.
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If you get 5 A*-C's then it's not worth resitting anything, provided that you get good grades in whatever courses you do after GCSE.
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aww honey! I'm sure if you put the work in you won't even have to consider re-sitting
Hopefully but I want to resit a science course I failed. I did double science and I didnt do enough revision towards it and ended up with a D.
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If you get 5 A*-C's then it's not worth resitting anything, provided that you get good grades in whatever courses you do after GCSE.
thats actually wrong, if your very worried concentrate on getting your english lit, lang, maths and science double award there the most important- trust me
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If you get 5 A*-C's then it's not worth resitting anything, provided that you get good grades in whatever courses you do after GCSE.
I only have to get 4 now as I have a GCSE in Citizenship, but still I'd like to do something medical related (not doctor or nurse) and I know how competive the courses are.
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thats actually wrong, if your very worried concentrate on getting your english lit, lang, maths and science double award there the most important- trust me
Yeah I want to get the core subjects!
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If you get 5 A*-C's then it's not worth resitting anything, provided that you get good grades in whatever courses you do after GCSE.
Agreed. Unless you are planning to apply to oxbridge? it really doesn't matter so much other wise.
You have plenty of time, so stop stressing. If you start revising now you will definitely be able to boost your grades a couple of boundaries. I really wouldn't start panicking about retakes until results day in august, after that your college will be happy to help with any retake enquiries
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Agreed. Unless you are planning to apply to oxbridge? it really doesn't matter so much other wise.
You have plenty of time, so stop stressing. If you start revising now you will definitely be able to boost your grades a couple of boundaries. I really wouldn't start panicking about retakes until results day in august, after that your college will be happy to help with any retake enquiries
I don't think i'm planning to apply to Oxbridge and I don't really have any chance of getting in anyway, but its not that, that i'm thinking about at the moment. I probably am stressing way to much though. Its just I have so many notes to do for my exams!
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I only have to get 4 now as I have a GCSE in Citizenship, but still I'd like to do something medical related (not doctor or nurse) and I know how competive the courses are.
Oh right, in that case you're gonna need more than 5 :p:

But if you mess a few up, it really isn't the end of the world.
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Oh right, in that case you're gonna need more than 5 :p:

But if you mess a few up, it really isn't the end of the world.
Yes i'll need to get more than 5, thats why i'm considering resits now because even C's aren't regarded that good these days.
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just concentrate on your exams for now, dont worry about not getting the grades for 6form or whatever just do your best for the summer exams
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Yes i'll need to get more than 5, thats why i'm considering resits now because even C's aren't regarded that good these days.
It's not too late to knock a few grades up you know, let's not be panicking
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It's not too late to knock a few grades up you know, let's not be panicking
Yeah I suppose you are right.
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