has anyone ever failed their AS exams in January and then retook them to get a better grade?

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i honestly think im going to fail my exams in january,i couldn't revise properly because i had a lot of family and life stresses. i just need that little bit of motivation that will encourage me to dowell in june, so has anyone failed in january and has it motivated you to get better in your next resit?

Posted: 01-01-13 18:42 by idil

not i did not need to resit but all you need to is find a revision technique which best suits you!!!!!!!!

hope that helped

Posted: 01-01-13 21:25 by Bushra

YES!! :) I really struggled, not so much with revision, but more of technique. Like once I got into the exam I didn't concentrate on my style as much. So im my january AS's I got ADD, retook things and summer was a lot easier to work with study leave and more time and my overall AS grades were ABC, a lot of people at my school didn't do as well in January as June, it's hard to make the change from GCSE but you'll be fine! (if you're doing philosophy, I'm resitting so I have quite a few resources with many more to come:))

Posted: 02-01-13 12:14 by Grace Lidgett

Listen don't worry if you have to retake the exam in june.. but it is much better if you get a good grade now because in june you will have many other exams. I didn't get really good grades in my first year because I really didnt know how to revise for my A-levels, so I retook and got A and B's and now I have again exams in january and I am so scared and nervous as I had a lot of family over and I didn't revise properly. However, I have now two weeks till my exam and I know that I can do it because I DO NOT want that much stress in may/ june.. Trust me do it now and u will feel really good when u will open ur results in march ;)

Posted: 02-01-13 16:18 by maryam

Practise papers, practise papers, practise papers! It really helps in revision, trust me! As students Janurary exams are always the hardest time to revise for exams - what with  christmas, new years eve - you know the 'party season.' If you do a practise paper once a week - for example and look over your notes, I'm sure you do fine. Since it's one of the shortest holiday's, we never get that much time to revise. So, don't worry if you muck these exams up in January, there's always the May/June exams to retake. Yes, what school's say, it is easier to get good grades in Janurary becasuse less strain on you in summer etc, but chances are, you tend to be more focused in the summer exams. If you do **** these up though, make sure to get revising as SOON as you can, like I started to revise for my summer exams (as in note taking etc) in February half term last year. This was a lot easier becasue come Easter/study leave, I had all my notes written and prepared and all that was left was revision, getting my exam technique up to an excellent standard. Everyone is in the same boat as you: AS Jan exams nobody knows what to expect because of the leap. But if you do what I say, I'm sure you'll come out with a grade C at least :) 

Posted: 06-01-13 19:11 by emily 18

emily 18 wrote:

Practise papers, practise papers, practise papers! It really helps in revision, trust me! As students Janurary exams are always the hardest time to revise for exams - what with  christmas, new years eve - you know the 'party season.' If you do a practise paper once a week - for example and look over your notes, I'm sure you do fine. Since it's one of the shortest holiday's, we never get that much time to revise. So, don't worry if you muck these exams up in January, there's always the May/June exams to retake. Yes, what school's say, it is easier to get good grades in Janurary becasuse less strain on you in summer etc, but chances are, you tend to be more focused in the summer exams. If you do **** these up though, make sure to get revising as SOON as you can, like I started to revise for my summer exams (as in note taking etc) in February half term last year. This was a lot easier becasue come Easter/study leave, I had all my notes written and prepared and all that was left was revision, getting my exam technique up to an excellent standard. Everyone is in the same boat as you: AS Jan exams nobody knows what to expect because of the leap. But if you do what I say, I'm sure you'll come out with a grade C at least :) 

thank you sooooooooo much!! i think im gonna have to resit my jan exams but im just gonna do what you did and start revising around febuary for my june exams. thanks again for the advice ahaha :D

Posted: 07-01-13 08:28 by idil

maryam wrote:

Listen don't worry if you have to retake the exam in june.. but it is much better if you get a good grade now because in june you will have many other exams. I didn't get really good grades in my first year because I really didnt know how to revise for my A-levels, so I retook and got A and B's and now I have again exams in january and I am so scared and nervous as I had a lot of family over and I didn't revise properly. However, I have now two weeks till my exam and I know that I can do it because I DO NOT want that much stress in may/ june.. Trust me do it now and u will feel really good when u will open ur results in march ;)

hopefully we'll do well but i honestly doubt it, i mean ive revised but not enough i dont think.. :/

Posted: 07-01-13 08:30 by idil

Grace Lidgett wrote:

YES!! :) I really struggled, not so much with revision, but more of technique. Like once I got into the exam I didn't concentrate on my style as much. So im my january AS's I got ADD, retook things and summer was a lot easier to work with study leave and more time and my overall AS grades were ABC, a lot of people at my school didn't do as well in January as June, it's hard to make the change from GCSE but you'll be fine! (if you're doing philosophy, I'm resitting so I have quite a few resources with many more to come:))

so people tend to do well in june exams right? and yeah its very hard compared to gcse i mean i dont think ive revised enough but i dont know what else i can possibly do... and no sorry i dont do philosophy i do bio chem and psychology any resources for them? :D

Posted: 07-01-13 08:33 by idil