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From D to delight
18 August 2015
For Alice Carter-Pegg, retaking her A-levels paid off handsomely. When she first took the exams in maths, physics and economics two summers ago at Woldingham School in Surrey, she scored a B and two Ds, despite having achieved A and A* grades across her GCSEs. She decided to change college and try again.
Last summer her grades in the same subjects rose to A*AA after she studied for a year at Mander Portman Woodward, a crammer in London. She also managed to fit a spring ski season into her year of retakes, "so it worked out really well".
Today, at the end of her first year as a student on the accounting and finance degree at the University of East Anglia, Carter-Pegg has no doubt she made the right choice. She says:
"Retake if your grades are a long way off what you expected. It's not the end of the world and you can end up in a better position."
Source: The Sunday Times 16th August 2015