What's even the point of 2020 A-level Autumn Exams?Watch
This means the autumn grades are potentially (or absolutely) pointless when applying for normal 2021 entry or using it to start uni in 2020. Clearing is available for both 2020 Autumn and 2021 Summer exams but both clearing are for 2021 entry. So what's the point? And is there a particular reason why some people would want to do it anyway? (Other than just doing it so they can get it out of the way)
Basically i should get an offer from my insurance choice as i got one last year. I will study there for 1 year and will try and transfer to my firm choice in 2021.
I will only take my maths a level in the autumn and the other two easier subjects in the summer next year.I guess in my situation, the autumn exams help me. I have less stress of studying 3 a levels at a time.
I have seen my uni timetable last year and I’m sure i can still study for my other subjects as i have most of the notes and active recall questions done.
pretty sure the deadline for non medicine and veterinary is 15th of Jan.
I heard somewhere taking them in Summer 2021 means it is counted as a retake (even though it is our first attempt) Because we get 12 extra months to revise competing against current Year 12s
I researched and found this which probably shows my theory may be right:
Q: If students take an exam this autumn, which will
stand – the exam or centre assessment grade?
A: Students who feel that their grades from the summer do not reflect their ability will
have the opportunity to take their exams in the autumn series or in summer 2021. If
they choose to do this, students will be able to use the higher of the two grades for
If I really want to go to my firm choice, i will have to do two a levels next year. But for now, i should be fine as my insurance choice should accept me this year.
I feel like most people in y13 mostly just care about getting into uni so as much as i would be very annoyed if i got lower grades than expected and had to go to my insurance rather than firm etc i wouldn’t be annoyed enough postpone uni for a whole year. And like you say if i was going to do that i would postpone until summer 2021 because i cannot imagine that i’d do well in autumn resits after only a couple months of revision. So yeah i feel like if people can get into uni then a lot of people won’t be arsed resitting even if they think they deserve better.