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Hi,

This June I have approximately 16 examinations to sit, which are AS retakes and A2 units for Biology, Business Studies, Information Technology.
Currently, I am on a C/D grade averaged for these subjects and work 14 hours part-time in the week (Friday afternoon, all day Saturday).

Honestly, I wanted to know whether it is possible to achieve A/B grades for these subjects in June, by having many of examinations at one time.
And, do you think it would be wise to quit part-time job (now) to achieve these grades?

Help me out I am in uncertaintyy!

Thanks

Lias
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Dude, give up your job! That's what I did; I didn't see the point in jeapordising my final grades for some spending money. I get the EMA, but £20 a week doesn't really compare to what I was getting at my job. Ach well. Really though, 16 exams to revise for as well as working 14 hours a week :eek: you'll be a big ball of stress!
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I agree with Rose64; quit your job. You can work full-time in the summer if you want, and better A-level grades will help you get a better job later on.
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Certainly quit your job, and I would advice u to begin revising on AS materials about now. U need a solid background knowledge of AS materials in order to understand A2. By the time u finish undrestanding AS materials, it wud be about time to start A2 revision. lol, that would keep u busy if u want to improve from C/D to A/B ! Good luck!
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REVISE, REVISE, REVISE, oh an quit your job. Out of interest, have you completed any coursework for the subjects?
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I agree, give up your job and concentrate on what really matters, your A levels!
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Thanks for your feedback!

Yeah, I have done the entire AS/A2 coursework for all subjects and handed them in. Around March, I will be getting it back the coursework for further improvement (I suppose that is when they will be marked and moderated).

The reason why I never took any AS examinations last year June was due to a Hip operation during examination time. And, at the start of year 13, my head of sixth form wanted me to retake the year; however, I was avid not to retake a year.
Now looking back, I think I made the wrong decision. Right now, I feel like giving before my examinations begin, as I believe my opportunity of attaining a good grade is very Low!

Yeah, I will quit my job shortly and start putting my head down for the next 5 months. Okay, now would you say studying (learning/revising/practise papers) 3 hours weekdays and on weekends 5 hours, (approx 25. hours +/- a week) would lead to me getting A’s? Do you think the likelihood of this very unlikelyy?

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yeah im doin 18 exams ( i think) about 4 retakes, i think we will be fine as long as you work hard, i use all my time up in school n on weekends doin work, but havin said that i have a sat job n a bf so i guess its all about organisation and applyin urself.
but it can b done! gud luck!!
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(Original post by Lias)
Hi,

This June I have approximately 16 examinations to sit, which are AS retakes and A2 units for Biology, Business Studies, Information Technology.
Currently, I am on a C/D grade averaged for these subjects and work 14 hours part-time in the week (Friday afternoon, all day Saturday).

Honestly, I wanted to know whether it is possible to achieve A/B grades for these subjects in June, by having many of examinations at one time.
And, do you think it would be wise to quit part-time job (now) to achieve these grades?

Help me out I am in uncertaintyy!

Thanks

Lias
the quote at the bottom is so apt.
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You must be so think, what did you get in you AS's? (In my opinion) You've probably been rejcted from everywhere you've applied by now.
I've seen at least 2 grammar errors and two spelling mistakes in your two small posts. Don't be so eager to deal out judgement on others as you're evidently not as perfect as you seem to think.
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You must be so think, wtf did you get in you AS's. You've probably been rejcted from everywhere you've applied by now.
You must be so 'think'? Yeah, that makes sense. Oh, and by the way, it's 'rejected', not 'rejcted'. Looks like you're the one who's thick!
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I think you could do it, but I would be wary of burning out before the exams... Do work hard, but just don't force yourself into eternal boredom as I have, because you can;t get back, ever! And good luck, sure you are capable of whatever you try for.
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I think you could do it, but I would be wary of burning out before the exams... Do work hard, but just don't force yourself into eternal boredom as I have, because you can;t get back, ever! And good luck, sure you are capable of whatever you try for.
what do you mean eternal boredom?
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Thanks for your feedback!

Yeah, I have done the entire AS/A2 coursework for all subjects and handed them in. Around March, I will be getting it back the coursework for further improvement (I suppose that is when they will be marked and moderated).

The reason why I never took any AS examinations last year June was due to a Hip operation during examination time. And, at the start of year 13, my head of sixth form wanted me to retake the year; however, I was avid not to retake a year.
Now looking back, I think I made the wrong decision. Right now, I feel like giving before my examinations begin, as I believe my opportunity of attaining a good grade is very Low!

Yeah, I will quit my job shortly and start putting my head down for the next 5 months. Okay, now would you say studying (learning/revising/practise papers) 3 hours weekdays and on weekends 5 hours, (approx 25. hours +/- a week) would lead to me getting A’s? Do you think the likelihood of this very unlikelyy?

Thankss

Lias

1. When you get your coursework back, improve it as much as possible- majority of courses have coursework worth around 60% of the whole AS/A2 grade (eg, i'm doing AS ICT, with; cwk- 60% mod1-20% mod2-20%)

2. 25 hours revising is not really a good idea, 2 hours a day is all that is necessary for a good grade. I only revise 2hrs per night and get A/B's. If ya do too much revision, you might become an unsocialised boring *** (no offence to any 'heavy revisers' out ther ).

If you want proof that revising will get you A's, look at my sig :rolleyes:
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AS u seen from one of my otther thread..i am doing 26 including resits...and now considering AEA maths instead of Step...and add on AEA Economics...lol! so well good luck!

I would think that doing 15 - 20 hours a week would be enough, and I certainly recommend u spend some of those hours asking your teacher questions u dun understand, rather than trying to understand everything urself...it wud be inefficient :P

And to David Richard...Most people doing resits could still kick your arse, so I wud be quiet if I was u. People doing resits only becoz they want a higher mark. They value their qualification unlike u. Besides, grades ain't everything when applying to uni, + they dunno what u got at the moment anyway.
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(Original post by saiyamana)
1. When you get your coursework back, improve it as much as possible- majority of courses have coursework worth around 60% of the whole AS/A2 grade (eg, i'm doing AS ICT, with; cwk- 60% mod1-20% mod2-20%)

2. 25 hours revising is not really a good idea, 2 hours a day is all that is necessary for a good grade. I only revise 2hrs per night and get A/B's. If ya do too much revision, you might become an unsocialised boring *** (no offence to any 'heavy revisers' out ther ).

If you want proof that revising will get you A's, look at my sig :rolleyes:
They're only predictions, you don't have them yet :p:
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I think you should cut down on work and concentrate on studying.
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Thanks for your response, highly appreciated !

I will provide a balance and try not to “burn out” and work hard! Thanks for the guidance.

I have applied for BA Accounting and Finance with no official AS/A2 qualification, and I am delighted to have received conditional offers based on my prediction and work experience. However, I am not too concerned about the conditional offer; my primary focus is attaining good grades (like the majority of students).

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Lias

David_Richards: Lias is correctly spelt,I am sorry to disappoint you.
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Oh? Where have u applied to? and what offer u got?
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I have applied for B.A. Accounting and Finance degree and hoping to start in 2005.

University of Sheffield - (conditional offer)
University of Loughbrough - (conditional offer)
University of Portsmouth - (conditional offer)
Brunel University- (conditional offer)
University of Manchester -pending
University of Leeds - pending

I am sure I will be rejected from the Leeds and Manchester! (The only thing they base conditional offer is my life threatening operation in my personal statement lol or my predicted grades)

In the above, which universities would you say is the highest and lowest? I am unsure, in terms of calibre of university for Accounting and Finance.

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Lias
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