I didn’t do as well as I hoped in my exams and I’m considering re-taking some subjects. Will this affect my application?

We understand that anyone can have a bad day when sitting an exam: minor slips should not be decisive in your application, particularly if it is clear that the lower marks are unrepresentative. Consequently, we don’t mind re-takes providing a) the number of re-taken papers is small; b) the predicted increase in performance is significant (i.e. we don’t want candidates to re-take a whole raft of papers in order to achieve very marginal improvement). It is helpful if your academic referee can say why your original results were unrepresentative. You should also let us know if there were any extenuating circumstances.

Extenuating circumstances form