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Retaking part of an AS

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TeenAndTween Fri 26-Aug-16 17:37:17

Is it allowed to retake one AS exam but not the other to try to upgrade the AS result when not continuing with the A2?

Or would you have to retake all the AS?

noblegiraffe Fri 26-Aug-16 18:08:56

Is this new reformed linear AS? Or an old modular AS?

TeenAndTween Fri 26-Aug-16 18:30:15

An old modular AS (Spanish)

Leslieknope45 Fri 26-Aug-16 18:30:45

Yes he can.

noblegiraffe Fri 26-Aug-16 18:36:15

Yep, used to happen a lot when kids sat modules in January, they'd then resit in June with the rest of the modules.

Just make sure the school doesn't cash in the AS.

TeenAndTween Fri 26-Aug-16 18:38:08

So she could try to get the U in the written better without risking the B grade for the oral. And given she got a U overall it could be a no-brainer to retake as she couldn't actually make it worse? (If she kept it all ticking over of course)

What is the deadline for asking for a copy of a marked script?

noblegiraffe Fri 26-Aug-16 18:44:15

Deadline for copies of scripts (so long as you're not asking for a remark) is 4th October.

noblegiraffe Fri 26-Aug-16 18:46:43

Just so you're sure that there are resits in the old AS next June:

TeenAndTween Fri 26-Aug-16 19:03:14

Brilliant. Thank you all so much.

So ad interim I need to ask the exams officer not to cash in her U grade,
and ask for a copy of the script.

RedHelenB Sat 27-Aug-16 08:49:18

Will that detract from her A levels though? I would have thought it more important to concentrate on getting 3 good A level grades next summer, unis won't really be looking at AS anyway as some schools haven't sat them. If she got a B in her oral but still a U overall it sounds like she was quite a way from getting an E.

goodbyestranger Sat 27-Aug-16 09:30:21

RedHelenB the AS grades have to go on the UCAS forms and it's pretty hard to ignore a U.

TeenAndTween Sat 27-Aug-16 09:31:57

Red You make good points, but she is doing a BTEC not other A levels. She was only a few UMS off gaining an overall E and was 'unlucky' with the listening section. She's not looking at university.
I think we've got nothing to lose by keeping the option open at this stage, and seeing how motivated she is to keep the Spanish ticking over.

Leslieknope45 Sat 27-Aug-16 18:26:47

Does she know how her writing section was? A B at speaking is great. I teach MFL and I would say a resit would be completely worthwhile and the B obviously shows her ability.

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