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Retaking the GCSE or 6.1 A Level help...

My daughter is currently in Form 5, a year younger than the school year group age, and we're awaiting UK citizenship so we have a 1 extra year. With an extra year to retake form 5 or 6.1, some suggest resit 6.1 A Level for a better grade, though there are concerns about how universities perceive retaking A Levels, especially for competitive fields like medicine or Oxbridge. Do you think explaining the situation in a personal statement would be accepted? Personally, I believe retaking 6.1 might be more beneficial for admission to top schools than retaking GCSEs, need your help... i am confused.

Currently form 5 predicted grades 7 to 9, mainly 7.
If resit one more year form 5, hoping mostly will be 8 to 9
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