Redoing a-levels at uni? Watch

Thrivinlivin
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Long story short: I got an unconditional offer from uni, which I accepted. I'm now at uni, studying law and I love it there. However, for my a-levels I got an A and D. This was down to personal circumstances. Now, I'm getting a bit worried, because for vacation schemes, training contracts and grad schemes a lot of companies, require good a- levels, like A's and B's.

Should I redo the subject that I got a D for, in my second year of university?(it was English Literature) Would this make me more employable?
Should I also consider doing a 3rd exam based subject like law or sociology that I could self-teach in my spare time?

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(Original post by Thrivinlivin)
Long story short: I got an unconditional offer from uni, which I accepted. I'm now at uni, studying law and I love it there. However, for my a-levels I got an A and D. This was down to personal circumstances. Now, I'm getting a bit worried, because for vacation schemes, training contracts and grad schemes a lot of companies, require good a- levels, like A's and B's.

Should I redo the subject that I got a D for, in my second year of university?(it was English Literature) Would this make me more employable?
Should I also consider doing a 3rd exam based subject like law or sociology that I could self-teach in my spare time?

Thanks if anyone replies
I think it does you damage. If your circumstances are exceptional, then you can try asking HR.
If you feel the D can be upgraded easily then maybe.
The danger is you mess up your degree. Maybe a lot more long term with your degree taking priority.
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Take your degree more seriously than your A Levels
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I think it does you damage. If your circumstances are exceptional, then you can try asking HR.
If you feel the D can be upgraded easily then maybe.
The danger is you mess up your degree. Maybe a lot more long term with your degree taking priority.
So, the bad a-levels do me damage? Or does trying to redo them do me damage? Probably both actually. Also, I understand that a degree holds more weight than a-levels in terms of academics, but I think I could do better in the subject I got a D for. Thanks for replying and for the advice!
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So, the bad a-levels do me damage? Or does trying to redo them do me damage? Probably both actually. Also, I understand that a degree holds more weight than a-levels in terms of academics, but I think I could do better in the subject I got a D for. Thanks for replying and for the advice!
Certain graduate schemes just require a degree and others require a degree + A levels. If you dont have them then you are ineligible to apply. Pretty straightforward.
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