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does anyone know if university of reading accepts a level resits? i'm planning to resit a level maths because i know i won't do well this summer. would they accept that?
Some universities specify that you need to have sat a certain number of A-levels in the same sitting. However, this can also differ course to course. Best bet is to email the admission team at Reading about this
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Why don't you just email them and ask ....?
Original post by anonymous594
does anyone know if university of reading accepts a level resits? i'm planning to resit a level maths because i know i won't do well this summer. would they accept that?


Good evening @Anonymous594,



The University of Reading assesses each application on an individual basis. So, your application will be looked at and accessed depending on the criteria stated in your course description. You can find more information on how applications are assessed here. Generally speaking, 3 A-levels will be required; the grades of the A-levels will vary between courses, and resists will be considered for an application.



Similarly, a great way to boost your application is relevant experience, which you can include in your personal statement; this will further improve your application to the University of Reading.



I highly recommend speaking to one of our university ambassadors; each course has a dedicated Unibuddy ambassador with whom you can ask questions about your chosen subject area. You can access the unibuddies via this link.



I wish you the best of luck in your exams, and if you have any more questions, please let us know.



Many thanks

Ella 😁



1st year Ecology and Wildlife Conservation.
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Original post by Anonymous594
does anyone know if university of reading accepts a level resits? i'm planning to resit a level maths because i know i won't do well this summer. would they accept that?

Hi, yes they do accept. I myself resat all 3 of my A-levels and they gave me interviews and offers for the courses I applied to. I applied with predicted grades during my resit year, but my friend was retaking her A-levels and her college refused to provide her with predictions. She applied to Reading for Pharmacy and the MPAS course and still received interviews and offers so they’re quite good with that. But still I’d suggest you email them and ask them personally, it might also depend on the course you wanna apply to.
Original post by UniofReading
Good evening @Anonymous594,
The University of Reading accesses each application on an individual basis. So, your application will be looked at and accessed depending on the criteria stated in your course description. You can find more information on how applications are assessed here. Generally speaking, 3 A-levels will be required; the grades of the A-levels will vary between courses, and resists will be considered for an application.
Similarly, a great way to boost your application is relevant experience, which you can include in your personal statement; this will further improve your application to the University of Reading.
I highly recommend speaking to one of our university ambassadors; each course has a dedicated Unibuddy ambassador with whom you can ask questions about your chosen subject area. You can access the unibuddies via this link.
I wish you the best of luck in your exams, and if you have any more questions, please let us know.
Many thanks
Ella 😁
1st year Ecology and Wildlife Conservation.

thanks for the answer. the first link doesnt work btw
Original post by flyingbunny.80
Hi, yes they do accept. I myself resat all 3 of my A-levels and they gave me interviews and offers for the courses I applied to. I applied with predicted grades during my resit year, but my friend was retaking her A-levels and her college refused to provide her with predictions. She applied to Reading for Pharmacy and the MPAS course and still received interviews and offers so they’re quite good with that. But still I’d suggest you email them and ask them personally, it might also depend on the course you wanna apply to.

could i ask what you originally got in your a levels? and what did you get in your resit?
Original post by Anonymous594
could i ask what you originally got in your a levels? and what did you get in your resit?

I got DDD the first time. No issue really, I just didn't take my A-levels seriously, my attendance was very bad and I didn't revise so just went into exams knowing basically nothing. I realised in that summer after my exams what I'd done with my life and wanted to fix up. Revised most of year 12 stuff that summer and went into my resit year very focused. Got ABB in the end. I'm very proud of that since I really knew nothing. But whoever's reading this, don't do what I did. Do things the right way the first time. My teachers were horrible and made me feel very stupid for wanting to retake (they said I won't perform any better). During my resit I was in classes with people a year younger than me and the teachers made it their mission to point out that I'm a retake student almost every lesson.
Original post by flyingbunny.80
I got DDD the first time. No issue really, I just didn't take my A-levels seriously, my attendance was very bad and I didn't revise so just went into exams knowing basically nothing. I realised in that summer after my exams what I'd done with my life and wanted to fix up. Revised most of year 12 stuff that summer and went into my resit year very focused. Got ABB in the end. I'm very proud of that since I really knew nothing. But whoever's reading this, don't do what I did. Do things the right way the first time. My teachers were horrible and made me feel very stupid for wanting to retake (they said I won't perform any better). During my resit I was in classes with people a year younger than me and the teachers made it their mission to point out that I'm a retake student almost every lesson.

i see, thank you for your reply. i think i should be fine with two of my subjects im just worried about one of them (maths). i have another question, do you need to attend classes in school in order to resit an a level? or can you just do it individually without attending classes and just come in for the exam?
Original post by Anonymous594
i see, thank you for your reply. i think i should be fine with two of my subjects im just worried about one of them (maths). i have another question, do you need to attend classes in school in order to resit an a level? or can you just do it individually without attending classes and just come in for the exam?

It will depend on your school/college. Mine had a policy where a retaking student must attend classes or else they will not be allowed to sit for the exams so I had to go in for all of my lessons unfortunately, but there are many schools/colleges that will allow you to just sit for the exams. There will be a fee for this too btw as you won't be eligible for free education anymore. If ur thinking of retaking, persuade your head of year/sixth form to just put u in for the exams. Making you come for lessons will benefit them, mine charged me £4000 for 3 A-levels. You will be able to get an advance learner loan from student finance to cover all of that but its a hefty amount to pay back so try your best to avoid lessons.
Hope this helps & let me know if you have any other questions :smile:
Original post by Anonymous594
i see, thank you for your reply. i think i should be fine with two of my subjects im just worried about one of them (maths). i have another question, do you need to attend classes in school in order to resit an a level? or can you just do it individually without attending classes and just come in for the exam?

If I were you, and this would have been my advice to myself too, just focus on ur other two A-levels rn if ur really struggling with Maths and really behind to the point where u think u won't pass. If it isn't that bad then still try for all 3. But if Maths is going really bad then just smash the other two and leave maths for now. It's better to retake 1 than all 3.

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