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My a levels are gonna flop this year.
Was predicted A*AA probably get BCD.
My college have aid I don't have to sit my exams this year due to something that happened like 2 weeks ago which counts as an extenuated circumstance.
I already know I'm going to take a gap year to resit my exams and apply to UCL and Durham.

Should I sit these exams, flop them and then resit them in a gap year?
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Not sit these exams at all then sit them for my first time next year?

If I don't sit them now then technically they won't be resits so would unis prefer this?
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My a levels are gonna flop this year.
Was predicted A*AA probably get BCD.
My college have aid I don't have to sit my exams this year due to something that happened like 2 weeks ago which counts as an extenuated circumstance.
I already know I'm going to take a gap year to resit my exams and apply to UCL and Durham.

Should I sit these exams, flop them and then resit them in a gap year?
or
Not sit these exams at all then sit them for my first time next year?

If I don't sit them now then technically they won't be resits so would unis prefer this?
If you are taking Maths under the legacy syllabus you will need to sit the exams in this series to be eligible to re-sit next year.

What subjects are you taking and which exam boards are you taking them with?
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If I where you, I would try and take the exams in November time, would this be possible? And not take them this time round. What subjects are you taking? You are predicted such high grades and if you have slightly longer to revise I'm sure you would be able to achieve this. Obviously, I don't know your personal circumstance however if it was me this is what I would do.
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If I where you, I would try and take the exams in November time, would this be possible? And not take them this time round. What subjects are you taking? You are predicted such high grades and if you have slightly longer to revise I'm sure you would be able to achieve this. Obviously, I don't know your personal circumstance however if it was me this is what I would do.
It it not possible to sit UK A-Level exams in November or January anymore. This has been removed by the Government in 2013.

Only International A-Levels taken with Cambridge International (CIE) or Edexcel IAL can be taken in November/January.
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It it not possible to sit UK A-Level exams in November or January anymore. This has been removed by the Government in 2013.

Only International A-Levels taken with Cambridge International (CIE) or Edexcel IAL can be taken in November/January.
Really!! I never knew this
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Really!! I never knew this
Yep, it is so unfair and I am in the same position as NatSciences

https://www.cife.org.uk/cife-general...other-changes/
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(Original post by NatSciences)
My a levels are gonna flop this year.
Was predicted A*AA probably get BCD.
My college have aid I don't have to sit my exams this year due to something that happened like 2 weeks ago which counts as an extenuated circumstance.
I already know I'm going to take a gap year to resit my exams and apply to UCL and Durham.

Should I sit these exams, flop them and then resit them in a gap year?
or
Not sit these exams at all then sit them for my first time next year?

If I don't sit them now then technically they won't be resits so would unis prefer this?
Sit them, you can request your papers back after results day and see where you went wrong and where to improve. It'll be the most valuable form of revision
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Sit them, you can request your papers back after results day and see where you went wrong and where to improve. It'll be the most valuable form of revision
I am in the same position as Nat Sciences and I aspire to do a BSc in Maths at Imperial College. They informed me that I should not sit the exams if I feel I will not perform to my best ability and attain the highest possible grades as they do not accept re-sits.

The OP should check if the university accepts re-sits. Also if the OP sits their exams in this exam series they will need to provide their grades to UCAS when applying to uni for 2019 placement.
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