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Is it worth repeating year 12?
Will all unis accept you? Will Unis look at your application differently if you do this?
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Hi,
I redid year 12 as I wanted to change my subjects and knew the original 3 weren’t going to help me. They didn’t think twice. I got offers off all I applied for, the year 12 repeat didn’t matter.

If it’s to change subjects, they won’t care.
If it’s to improve grades for the same subject? I’m not sure, but I’m sure they won’t care. I know people who’ve redone year 12 for grades and have been accepted to uni no problem.

The only bad bit was having to spend another year on it, but if it pays off long-term, it’s worth it.

I hope that helps
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Hi,
I redid year 12 as I wanted to change my subjects and knew the original 3 weren’t going to help me. They didn’t think twice. I got offers off all I applied for, the year 12 repeat didn’t matter.

If it’s to change subjects, they won’t care.
If it’s to improve grades for the same subject? I’m not sure, but I’m sure they won’t care. I know people who’ve redone year 12 for grades and have been accepted to uni no problem.

The only bad bit was having to spend another year on it, but if it pays off long-term, it’s worth it.

I hope that helps
Thank you for your reply.

I have been thinking about repeating year 12 for more than a month now and I want to do it to improve my grades.
After reflecting, I felt like I made the minimum improvement this year. I am quite determined to do it. Another reason I want to do it is that I would rather struggle now than move to year 13 and keep on struggling and not achieve what I want.

I want to do it but I'm not sure if I am going to make the right decision. Will I regret it?

The fact that you repeated year 12, what are the pros and cons of doing it?
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Is it worth repeating year 12?
Will all unis accept you? Will Unis look at your application differently if you do this?
Firstly - why?
Secondly - your school may not allow you too unless there is a compelling reason.
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Thank you for your reply.

I have been thinking about repeating year 12 for more than a month now and I want to do it to improve my grades.
After reflecting, I felt like I made the minimum improvement this year. I am quite determined to do it. Another reason I want to do it is that I would rather struggle now than move to year 13 and keep on struggling and not achieve what I want.

I want to do it but I'm not sure if I am going to make the right decision. Will I regret it?

The fact that you repeated year 12, what are the pros and cons of doing it?
Hi, again!

Pros -
1) I’m more passionate about my subjects/ future. This is as I took time to evaluate what I want and truly commit to both my grades and future.
2) My path is clearer - even though I’m still iffy on what I want to do, my passion and higher grades mean I can open more doors and possibilities in my life.
3) I can see my faults - I saw where I went wrong previously and can plan ahead and know what hiccups I may have. Because of this, they can be applied in many situations. e.g., jobs/ucas.
4) I’m pushing myself even further - Since ive been at the point where I feel absolutely useless for redoing year 12 (which I later learned wasn’t as uncommon as i thought), I know I never want to be there again so am constantly wanting to be even better and have possible backups for my future.

Cons-
1) Slight awkwardness - Upon joining year 12 I changed schools and therefore knew no one. It was awkward as i am very shy and struggle with socialising. However, I do also have an amazing few friends who I spent nearly every day at school with.
2) Seeing your friends go off - I saw many of my friends wander off to uni last year, that made me feel that useless feeling again, but then I remembered that I too (hopefully!) will be doing this next year and remembered you should be happy for them! Celebrate their accomplishments and yours as well, even if it’s a year after! As well as that, gap years are very common, often for financial reasons, so the age gap I was worried about isn’t really a problem.

Hope that helps .
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