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should i retake psychology as i have a 5 or do you think its not worth it
Original post by mara.zz
98888776554 + mitigating circumstances??
should i retake psychology as i have a 5 or do you think its not worth it

Hi there

Those are really good grades for your GCSEs, well done! 🙂 I think Universities will consider A levels more heavily when looking at your application. GCSEs will normally play a smaller part of the application- as there are also extra-curricular activities and work experiences that are considered. :smile:

I think the 4 and 5s are okay, if they are not for English and Mathematics (as Universities usually require 6s for these subjects on their entry requirements). You may re-take psychology if you fancy, however, here are some things you may like to consider:

will you have enough time to revise? It is important to give yourself enough time to revise for the exams

will revising for psychology GCSEs affect your A level grades? These are often weighed greatly in your application, so make sure if you do choose to retake, it does not impact your A levels too much.

Could you make up for the grade by taking an EPQ instead, etc. There are many other things that will boost your application too.


I hope this helps.
Chloe
University of Kent Student Rep
Original post by University of Kent
Hi there
Those are really good grades for your GCSEs, well done! 🙂 I think Universities will consider A levels more heavily when looking at your application. GCSEs will normally play a smaller part of the application- as there are also extra-curricular activities and work experiences that are considered. :smile:
I think the 4 and 5s are okay, if they are not for English and Mathematics (as Universities usually require 6s for these subjects on their entry requirements). You may re-take psychology if you fancy, however, here are some things you may like to consider:

will you have enough time to revise? It is important to give yourself enough time to revise for the exams

will revising for psychology GCSEs affect your A level grades? These are often weighed greatly in your application, so make sure if you do choose to retake, it does not impact your A levels too much.

Could you make up for the grade by taking an EPQ instead, etc. There are many other things that will boost your application too.


I hope this helps.
Chloe
University of Kent Student Rep


The 554 are in art,drama & psych . Im reaching the end of year 12 now so im not sure what to do
I would not recommend that you re-take a GCSE. Focus on your A levels or IB, and on preparing for the LNAT if you wish to study law at Oxford or one of the other universities which considers LNAT results. For your personal statement, please note that Oxford does not consider extra curricular activities when making admissions decisions. It may give some weight to super-curricular activities, but predicted or actual grades, LNAT performance, personal statement, reference, and performance at interview are the more important factors.

Good luck.

SB

(Oxford history graduate, now a lawyer)

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