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January 2004, we will be able to resit modules as often as we like + the best result will be taken. Is this fair? Should we be able to keep going until we get a good enough grade? If someone did a maths module such as P1 in Jan of their 1st year, they could potentially resit it in June, November, the next January and the next June. That's 5 attempts for 1 paper!!! Is that fair that you can do that?

I think it's unfair that they only told us of that rule after entries were submitted for the November matsh resits. If I had known that i could have another attempt in June if I needed it, I would definately have waited til january to do my S1 again.

Wait do people think?- resits- good or bad thing?

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I think you can only resit once (or maybe twice)

I did my A-levels without any resits, but had I needed to I would probably have taken some to boost my marks. Although I think you should work hard for the original exam there's no point taking a lesser grade because you're too proud to resit especially when everyone else is using the chance.
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(Original post by lou p lou)
January 2004, we will be able to resit modules as often as we like + the best result will be taken. Is this fair? Should we be able to keep going until we get a good enough grade? If someone did a maths module such as P1 in Jan of their 1st year, they could potentially resit it in June, November, the next January and the next June. That's 5 attempts for 1 paper!!! Is that fair that you can do that?

I think it's unfair that they only told us of that rule after entries were submitted for the November matsh resits. If I had known that i could have another attempt in June if I needed it, I would definately have waited til january to do my S1 again.

Wait do people think?- resits- good or bad thing?

lou xxx
Hmm, I'm reluctant to say it boils down to good or bad, more neccesary. To say they're bad would support the model students who work their little hearts out, and of course to say they're good supports lazy students *cough*. I suppose it's just something that's in place and thinking about it carefully, there should be some moderation involved such as a max of 3 retakes or so. The thing that affects students that retake the most though, is all the worrying they do whether the Universities frown upon it or not. This needs to be addressed in my opinion.
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You can resit unlimited times. The best mark always counts.
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Taking five attempts does seem a bit ridiculous
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Taking five attempts does seem a bit ridiculous
to be honest i think most people would have given up by then, but there is nothing to stop them doing it... (except a lack of money paying for the resits).

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when did this rule come out, we can resit as many times as we like or more than once atleast? i heard there were talks about it, but were not sure to implement it or not?
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For english, and film studies, on wjec the rule is you can resit once and choose which of the 2 grades you want

If you resit again then you have to settle with that grade.
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For english, and film studies, on wjec the rule is you can resit once and choose which of the 2 grades you want

If you resit again then you have to settle with that grade.
I take Film Studies on WJEC, quite a cool subject so far.
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I could swear you were only allowed one resit. The best mark is taken obviously.
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in the old 'proper' style a-levels, you could resit as many times as you liked (for the modular courses, which included the maths and the sciences). If that rule has now returned, then its very unfair!
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in the old 'proper' style a-levels, you could resit as many times as you liked (for the modular courses, which included the maths and the sciences). If that rule has now returned, then its very unfair!
No wonder A-Levels are taking a battering.
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January 2004, we will be able to resit modules as often as we like + the best result will be taken. Is this fair? Should we be able to keep going until we get a good enough grade? If someone did a maths module such as P1 in Jan of their 1st year, they could potentially resit it in June, November, the next January and the next June. That's 5 attempts for 1 paper!!! Is that fair that you can do that?

I think it's unfair that they only told us of that rule after entries were submitted for the November matsh resits. If I had known that i could have another attempt in June if I needed it, I would definately have waited til january to do my S1 again.

Wait do people think?- resits- good or bad thing?

lou xxx

NO YOU ARE DEFINITELY ONLY ALLOWED ONE RE-SIT TRUST ME I KNOW FOR A FACT. BUT YES THE BEST MARK COUNTS. BUT YOU CAN ONLY DO ONE RESIT FOR EACH UNIT PAPER.
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I could swear you were only allowed one resit. The best mark is taken obviously.

Yes you are right
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NO YOU ARE DEFINITELY ONLY ALLOWED ONE RE-SIT TRUST ME I KNOW FOR A FACT. BUT YES THE BEST MARK COUNTS. BUT YOU CAN ONLY DO ONE RESIT FOR EACH UNIT PAPER.
That is actually wrong now...it has been published that from January 1st 2004 you can retake any module as many times as you like and claim the best mark...does anyone know whether this applies to students who have started their A Levels before Jan 2004? Im planning on retaking a module in maths and chem, but would if possible like the chance to retake the AS modules.
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Where was this published? I'm very interested to know.
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Where was this published? I'm very interested to know.
i read it on bbc news, that there were talks about it and implementing it soon, didnt know if it was going to go ahead, as there was alot of criticism.
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i read it on bbc news, that there were talks about it and implementing it soon, didnt know if it was going to go ahead, as there was alot of criticism.
Justified criticism, it makes a mockery of those of us who have enough ability to do it right first time (and second so as not to offend anyone or be a hypocrit). How do employers and universities distinguish between those of us who don't need umpteen attempts and those who regularly flopped before making the desired grade? I'm damn sure there's no resits of this number at uni!
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(Original post by ZJuwelH)
Justified criticism, it makes a mockery of those of us who have enough ability to do it right first time (and second so as not to offend anyone or be a hypocrit). How do employers and universities distinguish between those of us who don't need umpteen attempts and those who regularly flopped before making the desired grade? I'm damn sure there's no resits of this number at uni!
but ovbiously who the hell would try so many times, they get the jist of things dont they? they cant do any better! do they ever want to even go university???? or stay at doing, or should i say retaking a levels all their life...
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but ovbiously who the hell would try so many times, they get the jist of things dont they? they cant do any better! do they ever want to even go university???? or stay at doing, or should i say retaking a levels all their life...
True say, but there's always someone. I would have thought that flopping the second time was enough of a deterent, "OK I'm crap, I'm dropping this!"
Although a mate of mine says he will resit a year if he fails to make the grades to get into Cambridge. Obviously he hasn't accounted for if they reject him after interview or anything. Why waste a year for Cambridge, if they had already decided he isn't good enough?
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