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I haven't done enough revision for my A2 exams, and am fairly certain I will fail them. If I retake them next year and reapply for Uni will the fact that I failed them this year be taken into consideration and reflect badly on me in my application?!
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I haven't done enough revision for my A2 exams, and am fairly certain I will fail them. If I retake them next year and reapply for Uni will the fact that I failed them this year be taken into consideration and reflect badly on me in my application?!
Only for the "elite" universities & courses. 99% of universities don't mind at all.
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Only for the "elite" universities & courses. 99% of universities don't mind at all.
Does that just include places like Oxford and Cambridge? Do places like Bristol and Cardiff count as "elite" in this context?
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Does that just include places like Oxford and Cambridge? Do places like Bristol and Cardiff count as "elite" in this context?
It depends on the course too.

i.e. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...ualifications/
  • "Re-sits. Some courses have restrictions on applicants re-sitting their A-levels. The admissions statement makes this clear."
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(Original post by Emi_x)
Does that just include places like Oxford and Cambridge? Do places like Bristol and Cardiff count as "elite" in this context?
Cambridge don't mind resits as long as it isn't a large amount of resits. They state this on their site somewhere.
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Cambridge don't mind resits as long as it isn't a large amount of resits. They state this on their site somewhere.
Yes, one or maybe two modules only, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....view-default-3

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What's the University's position on exam resits?
While it’s becoming less common to be able to resit exams, should the opportunity be available your application is unlikely to be adversely affected by your resitting one or two modules – we appreciate that even very capable students may have a ‘bad day’ when an exam doesn’t go quite to plan.
However, there would be concern about your potential to be successful at Cambridge if you needed to resit numerous exams, particularly if only a marginal improvement could be achieved. This is because once at the University, students are regularly assessed by exam and there's no opportunity to resit any exams (with the exception of professional qualifying examinations in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine).
You should state your intention to resit any exams in your SAQ. Where there are particular reasons for underperformance in qualifications it’s useful if these can be outlined in the school/college reference. In some cases, it may be appropriate for your school/college referee to complete an Extenuating Circumstances Form.

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Yes, one or maybe two modules only, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....view-default-3

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What's the University's position on exam resits?
While it’s becoming less common to be able to resit exams, should the opportunity be available your application is unlikely to be adversely affected by your resitting one or two modules – we appreciate that even very capable students may have a ‘bad day’ when an exam doesn’t go quite to plan.
However, there would be concern about your potential to be successful at Cambridge if you needed to resit numerous exams, particularly if only a marginal improvement could be achieved. This is because once at the University, students are regularly assessed by exam and there's no opportunity to resit any exams (with the exception of professional qualifying examinations in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine).
You should state your intention to resit any exams in your SAQ. Where there are particular reasons for underperformance in qualifications it’s useful if these can be outlined in the school/college reference. In some cases, it may be appropriate for your school/college referee to complete an Extenuating Circumstances Form.

Just wondering, what about the new linear a levels, because you can't retake individual exams so would they not accept a retake for a whole a level because effectively it is comprised of multiple modules?
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It depends on the course too.

i.e. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...ualifications/
  • "Re-sits. Some courses have restrictions on applicants re-sitting their A-levels. The admissions statement makes this clear."
Ah okay. Thanks for replying!
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Cambridge don't mind resits as long as it isn't a large amount of resits. They state this on their site somewhere.
I guess it's all individual depending on the university and course. Thank you!
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Just wondering, what about the new linear a levels, because you can't retake individual exams so would they not accept a retake for a whole a level because effectively it is comprised of multiple modules?
Yes true. I imagine resitting one subject might be ok but not multiple subjects, without extenuating circumstances
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