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I got CEE in maths, biology and chemistry respectively. I've got a place at Keele for biomedical science with a foundation year. Shall I go for it or retake?
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i would retake. a levels stick w you for life but if you have had enough just go uni x
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Keele is really not highly placed at any ranking system and with an added foundation year, your studies are going to be extra long and expensive.

I think you should analyse why you got CEE and how you can improve. If you realise that it's the fact you didnt revise early enough or you were sick 2 months prior so you ran out of time, then it might be worth retaking and having a gap year. Maybe getting some work experience and making your PS even better.
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i would retake. a levels stick w you for life but if you have had enough just go uni x
True but with his foundation year, he will spend as long at uni even if he retook A levels.
Foundation year is extra so if biochem is 3 yrs, now it's 4 bc of foundation.

He might as well consider retakes and then apply to a higher ranked university without foundation present
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I wouldn't retake if I were you... but thats just my opinion. Go with what you think is best.
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(Original post by crazycatlady141)
I got CEE in maths, biology and chemistry respectively. I've got a place at Keele for biomedical science with a foundation year. Shall I go for it or retake?
I would most definitely do the foundation year. Yeah results stay with you but once you’re at uni, you get your degree and qualify, what difference will it make whether you got an A or an E at a-level? Tbh it’s a personal thing but also as long as you’re truly happy with the Uni (you wouldn’t mind going), I definitely don’t see why not! Good luck, hope this helps 😊
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I would retake if i were you. I retook my A levels and went from a CCC (where I got accepted to a decent uni, in the top 50) to an AAB (where I got accepted into a uni ranked in the top 20). It's much better to go to a great uni at the age of 20 than an average one at the age of 18, it's really worth the wait
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I would retake if i were you. I retook my A levels and went from a CCC (where I got accepted to a decent uni, in the top 50) to an AAB (where I got accepted into a uni ranked in the top 20). It's much better to go to a great uni at the age of 20 than an average one at the age of 18, it's really worth the wait
Thank you. I think I'm going to retake and hopefully do much better.
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Keele is really not highly placed at any ranking system and with an added foundation year, your studies are going to be extra long and expensive.

I think you should analyse why you got CEE and how you can improve. If you realise that it's the fact you didnt revise early enough or you were sick 2 months prior so you ran out of time, then it might be worth retaking and having a gap year. Maybe getting some work experience and making your PS even better.
Thank you. A very wise friend of mine has convinced me to have another go and try again and then see where life takes me. I need to at least try to do better. So I've decided to retake.
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(Original post by crazycatlady141)
Thank you. A very wise friend of mine has convinced me to have another go and try again and then see where life takes me. I need to at least try to do better. So I've decided to retake.
Good luck!! It will be worth it
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I would retake if i were you. I retook my A levels and went from a CCC (where I got accepted to a decent uni, in the top 50) to an AAB (where I got accepted into a uni ranked in the top 20). It's much better to go to a great uni at the age of 20 than an average one at the age of 18, it's really worth the wait
So you did 2 gap years essentially? Couldn’t you apply in the year that you were retaking?
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So you did 2 gap years essentially? Couldn’t you apply in the year that you were retaking?
I changed two of my A level subjects since i didn't enjoy them at all, so I was practically starting from the beginning. I was doing two new AS subjects while retaking my other subject (only the A2 units). So I ended up applying 2 years later.
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Good luck!! It will be worth it
thank you
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