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Resitting GCSE as I want to get all 9s

Hi, I'm currently in year 13 doing A levels (Predicted A*AA in psychology, biology, and maths plus had offers from 2 RG unis for psy) and next year I am planning to take a year out and thinking of sitting several GCSEs and try to get all 9s in them.

The reason being is that I feel like my GSCEs are under performed as I only joined the UK school system at year 11 (I was in another country back then) and only have couple months to prepare for it. Also I feel like I am capable of doing more GCSEs (aka grammar streams level) given that my GCSE school only entered me in 9 subjects (2 of them ain't even gcse lol) and of course is always feel good to have an outstanding academic achievements.

Turns out I got D*, D*, 9, 8,7,7,6,5,5. Which I got 8 in maths and 5s in both Englishs (not my first language). Also I heard that some unis care about GCSE qualification as a whole to assess your application (E.g. I want to do GEM medicine after I finish my first degree), and it's really important to have a good GCSE profile and ofc alongside your A levels.

Is there any point in sitting some other GCSEs like Triple Science (I only got the double science qualification) and what will the university think if I apply again during my gap year (would like to apply to Oxbridge etc) or employers in the future think about it. Cause I feel like a big part of this decision is just to fulfil my emotional urge/lost on not achieved high/good enough grades and therefore feeling sad about it and wanting to make a change. TIA
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Original post by mindful-battery
Hi, I'm currently in year 13 doing A levels (Predicted A*AA in psychology, biology, and maths plus had offers from 2 RG unis for psy) and next year I am planning to take a year out and thinking of sitting several GCSEs and try to get all 9s in them.

The reason being is that I feel like my GSCEs are under performed as I only joined the UK school system at year 11 (I was in another country back then) and only have couple months to prepare for it. Also I feel like I am capable of doing more GCSEs (aka grammar streams level) given that my GCSE school only entered me in 9 subjects (2 of them ain't even gcse lol) and of course is always feel good to have an outstanding academic achievements.

Turns out I got D*, D*, 9, 8,7,7,6,5,5. Which I got 8 in maths and 5s in both Englishs (not my first language). Also I heard that some unis care about GCSE qualification as a whole to assess your application (E.g. I want to do GEM medicine after I finish my first degree), and it's really important to have a good GCSE profile and ofc alongside your A levels.

Is there any point in sitting some other GCSEs like Triple Science (I only got the double science qualification) and what will the university think if I apply again during my gap year (would like to apply to Oxbridge etc) or employers in the future think about it. Cause I feel like a big part of this decision is just to fulfil my emotional urge/lost on not achieved high/good enough grades and therefore feeling sad about it and wanting to make a change. TIA

Why do another degree before GEM? Your already losing a year to redo GCSEs why make it even longer and more expensive for yourself?

Greg
Original post by greg tony
Why do another degree before GEM? Your already losing a year to redo GCSEs why make it even longer and more expensive for yourself?

Greg

It’s just one of possibilities in the future. Still not really sure about that

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