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Resits

How much would it affect your uni applications if you decide to take a gap year to resit your A Levels? I don’t think I’m gonna do well this year since my mental health isn’t the best rn so I’ll probably have to retake
I'm really sorry to hear that you're not feeling great mentally right now. If you're thinking about taking a gap year to resit your A Levels, it's important to know that it can have both positive and negative effects on your university applications. How you manage your time and the context you provide to universities will play a big role.

Taking a gap year to improve your grades can be a positive step. It allows you to focus solely on your studies, leading to better overall performance. This break also offers opportunities for personal growth through work, volunteering, or other meaningful activities, which can enhance your personal statement and demonstrate maturity.

However, some universities might perceive this as a delay or a break in the continuity of your education.

To mitigate these concerns, it's essential to clearly explain your decision in your application, showing how you have used the time productively, and obtain strong references from teachers or employers who can vouch for your improved academic performance and readiness for university. Researching specific admission policies of your target universities regarding resits and gap years will also help you make an informed decision.

Hope that helps! Best of luck with whatever you decide! 😊
Original post by ckrart
I'm really sorry to hear that you're not feeling great mentally right now. If you're thinking about taking a gap year to resit your A Levels, it's important to know that it can have both positive and negative effects on your university applications. How you manage your time and the context you provide to universities will play a big role.
Taking a gap year to improve your grades can be a positive step. It allows you to focus solely on your studies, leading to better overall performance. This break also offers opportunities for personal growth through work, volunteering, or other meaningful activities, which can enhance your personal statement and demonstrate maturity.
However, some universities might perceive this as a delay or a break in the continuity of your education.
To mitigate these concerns, it's essential to clearly explain your decision in your application, showing how you have used the time productively, and obtain strong references from teachers or employers who can vouch for your improved academic performance and readiness for university. Researching specific admission policies of your target universities regarding resits and gap years will also help you make an informed decision.
Hope that helps! Best of luck with whatever you decide! 😊

i see, thank you for your reply. so if my personal statement is really good and i get AAA or above in my resit next year, would it be an issue that i resat?
Original post by Anonymous594
i see, thank you for your reply. so if my personal statement is really good and i get AAA or above in my resit next year, would it be an issue that i resat?

You should be all good! 😊
Original post by ckrart
I'm really sorry to hear that you're not feeling great mentally right now. If you're thinking about taking a gap year to resit your A Levels, it's important to know that it can have both positive and negative effects on your university applications. How you manage your time and the context you provide to universities will play a big role.
Taking a gap year to improve your grades can be a positive step. It allows you to focus solely on your studies, leading to better overall performance. This break also offers opportunities for personal growth through work, volunteering, or other meaningful activities, which can enhance your personal statement and demonstrate maturity.
However, some universities might perceive this as a delay or a break in the continuity of your education.
To mitigate these concerns, it's essential to clearly explain your decision in your application, showing how you have used the time productively, and obtain strong references from teachers or employers who can vouch for your improved academic performance and readiness for university. Researching specific admission policies of your target universities regarding resits and gap years will also help you make an informed decision.
Hope that helps! Best of luck with whatever you decide! 😊


when you resit can you change your a levels or can you do AS?
wdym AS...? unis require a levels not AS
Original post by Anonymous594
wdym AS...? unis require a levels not AS


some universities accept as
Original post by blktoothfairy
some universities accept as

never heard of that

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