Can you resit the new A Levels twice?

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So I managed to mess up A level OCR Physics A again. Am I or am I not allowed to resit it a second time? If not, is it only this specific course and exam board I'm not allowed to resit? Could I resit with a different exam board, or take OCR physics B instead, or are all A level physics courses off the table?

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depends on your sixth form if they don't allow you then you can resit it externally like just sit the exam in a exam center by paying them. you normally have to pay though. my teacher had resat one of her subject after her A levels externally and managed to get in to university and now she teaches the same subjects.
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So I managed to mess up A level OCR Physics A again. Am I or am I not allowed to resit it a second time? If not, is it only this specific course and exam board I'm not allowed to resit? Could I resit with a different exam board, or take OCR physics B instead, or are all A level physics courses off the table?

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That's exactly what I'm doing now. The exams I'm doing now are resits, but since I messed up badly on paper two I'm wondering if I'm allowed to resit it a second time. I.e. if I sat the exam next year it would be my third time sitting the exam overall. Sorry if this wasn't clear.

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depends on your sixth form if they don't allow you then you can resit it externally like just sit the exam in a exam center by paying them. you normally have to pay though. my teacher had resat one of her subject after her A levels externally and managed to get in to university and now she teaches the same subjects.
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its fine you are able to many people resit their exams 3 or more times...it's completely fine..if this is your second year in sixth from then you might have to resit it externaly.
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That's exactly what I'm doing now. The exams I'm doing now are resits, but since I messed up badly on paper two I'm wondering if I'm allowed to resit it a second time. I.e. if I sat the exam next year it would be my third time sitting the exam overall. Sorry if this wasn't clear.
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You can take A levels as often as yoiu want (or can afford to). There are no restrictions.
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so it this article wrong when it says "Remember you can only resit your exams once."? I've seen maybe one other article say this but it isn't mentioned on many others.
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You can take A levels as often as yoiu want (or can afford to). There are no restrictions.
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so it this article wrong when it says "Remember you can only resit your exams once."? I've seen maybe one other article say this but it isn't mentioned on many others.
It's the Daily Express and it was wrong when published and still wrong now. There are rules about limiting re-sits for some modular qualifications but for linear qualifications (which A levels in England currently are) there are no restrictions.
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(Original post by wazzasoft)
That's exactly what I'm doing now. The exams I'm doing now are resits, but since I messed up badly on paper two I'm wondering if I'm allowed to resit it a second time. I.e. if I sat the exam next year it would be my third time sitting the exam overall. Sorry if this wasn't clear.
Hey there! I’m thinking of resitting my A level exam for OCR. Can you tell me a little about how you do it and what is required? Thank you x
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Ah, thanks for clearing it up

(Original post by Compost)
It's the Daily Express and it was wrong when published and still wrong now. There are rules about limiting re-sits for some modular qualifications but for linear qualifications (which A levels in England currently are) there are no restrictions.
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Hey there! I’m thinking of resitting my A level exam for OCR. Can you tell me a little about how you do it and what is required? Thank you x
Well, for me personally, my sixth form doesn't allow for "year 14" students, so I had to do all the learning and revision at home - with occasional help from my former teachers via e-mail. I'm sitting my exams at the same school, but obviously I have to pay to sit the exams this time. I had to contact the exams office at the school informing them about my intention to resit and then I had to select and pay for the exams I wanted to redo. Your school/college might be different and allow you to be a "year 14" student, however.

If you also wanted to know about reapplying to UCAS, I contacted my head of sixth-form informing him of my attention to reapply. Then he said:
- log on to UCAS 2019
- register
- you need to apply through us - 'your school or college'
- our buzzword is "X"
- Then, please select 'Year 14' for your Form

Then I had to fill in the UCAS information basically the same as last time with a new personal statement and also the subjects that I was resitting, and the A level grades I got last time. My head of sixth-form let me decide what I wanted my predicted grades to be. I emailed universities that I was interested in applying to, inquiring about their policy in resit applicants. Basically, some don't discriminate, but some, like Bath, do discriminate but will still consider you. Though, I'm pretty sure most universities won't consider resit applicants who apply for medicine.
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Hi,Did you have to put both your physics a levels, for example the first and second grade you got as well as stating your predicted grades ?
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Hi,Did you have to put both your physics a levels, for example the first and second grade you got as well as stating your predicted grades ?
The UCAS web site is very clear. If you retake any qualification you must enter the original result as well as the new or pending result in your UCAS application. Failure to do so could lead to your application being cancelled.
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