If you’re one of the many students out there who didn’t get the A-Level results they were looking for then we’re here to give you 5 reasons to resit your A-levels and to reassure you it’s not as bad as you might think. First things first, restting A-Levels does not mean you have to go back to school or college, you have lots of different options available to you for redoing them, you also don’t have to go back to your old school or college to sit the exams. Secondly, resitting your A-Levels won’t take another two years of study, you can actually complete resitting your A-Levels in one year.
So now you’re more sure of what resitting your A-Levels entails, let’s look at the reasons why you should resit your A-Levels and how what seems like a set back is possibly a blessing in disguise.
1. Develops your Work Ethic
Contrary to popular belief, universities aren’t just about getting to be a classic student, partying endlessly and eating junk because they don’t know how to cook anything, it’s all about education and learning. When you go to university, you’re going to be expected to manage yourself and your learning. You’re not going to have a teacher and parent chasing to check if you have completed your work or if you’re on schedule, it will be down to you to do that, which is where work ethic comes in. Now, if you’ve had to resit your A-Levels, you will have developed a strong work ethic to get you through your studies and exams.
2. Builds your Studying Ability and Techniques
Let’s be honest here, if you didn’t get the results and grades that you wanted, then a contributing factor to that will be your studying ability and techniques. Studying isn’t something that comes naturally and it’s something you have to work on and develop to be really effective with it. So resitting your A-Levels will give you that chance to identify where you went wrong and which techniques didn’t work for you, meaning you won’t make the same mistakes twice and you will develop techniques that do work for you.
3. Improves your Knowledge of the Subjects
Whether it’s one or more A-Levels you have to resit, going back over the course materials and syllabus will give you a chance to really get to grips with the subject. Areas you may have skimmed over the first time round will be available for you to study in depth and enjoy. More importantly, the areas of the course you didn’t understand or couldn’t get your head round the first time can be re-studied and worked through giving you a chance to better understand them.
4. Shows Character and Resilience
It takes a brave person to hold their hands up and admit they went wrong. And what’s more, it takes a brave person with strong character and resilience to admit their mistakes and then go on to correct them. So rather than seeing resitting your A-Levels as a bad thing, look at it as building your character and resilience, which is something you’re always going to need in life.
5. Gets you onto the Degree you Really Wanted to Study
We left the last reason until last, as it’s probably the most obvious! Before you chose your A-Levels, you spent weeks (maybe even months) working out what Degree you wanted to study and at which university. You went through all the applications and interviews to get your offers through and then you fell at the last hurdle (the exams). So, to just throw all that work and planning out the window and settle for just any Degree you can get onto seems like a shame and waste, especially when you’re only looking at a year’s delay to your studies.
So, there you have it, our 5 reasons why! If you would like more help or advice, our helpful team are available and waiting, so get in touch and have a chat about your options going forward.