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Retaking A-Levels - retake all of them or just 1-2 subjects?

Will employers look badly on those who retake 2 out of their 3 subjects, or will they expect you to retake all 3 if you do choose to retake your A-Level subjects?
Original post by ClineRob
Will employers look badly on those who retake 2 out of their 3 subjects, or will they expect you to retake all 3 if you do choose to retake your A-Level subjects?

I retook my A-levels during Covid and it was literally the worst decision I have ever made. It was complete waste of money and my grades did not approve.

I cannot iterate this enough, no one cares what you get at Alevel. retaking one is fine, you don't need to retake all three. If you're considering doing something like medicine then you might have to resit your alevels, but other than that no one cares. if you a get a first/2:1 at uni, no one is going to look at if you have A/B/Cs at Alevel. They kinda become irrelevant after 5 years anyway.

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