Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
x

Unlock these great extras with your FREE membership

  • One-on-one advice about results day and Clearing
  • Free access to our personal statement wizard
  • Customise TSR to suit how you want to use it

Finishing A-Levels a year early?

Announcements Posted on
Rate your uni — help us build a league table based on real student views 19-08-2015
  1. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I've just finished year 11, and I've completed 3 A2's with my GCSEs (I don't care if you don't believe me) in Maths, History and English Literature. I took my Maths, English and History GCSEs in year 9. When I start sixth form I will be taking AS Economics, Physics, Biology and Geography. Since I will already have 3 A-levels, would it be worth applying to university a year early and leave will 3 A2 and 4 AS? I want to apply for a Law degree.

    I'm not trying to show off, and I don't care if you don't believe me. I got 3 A's in AS last year and I think I've got A or A*'s in the A2's I've just done. Thanks
  2. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    With 4 good as's and 3 A2's like that why would you do another year?
  3. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Bump.
  4. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Toxicity)
    I've just finished year 11, and I've completed 3 A2's with my GCSEs (I don't care if you don't believe me) in Maths, History and English Literature. I took my Maths, English and History GCSEs in year 9. When I start sixth form I will be taking AS Economics, Physics, Biology and Geography. Since I will already have 3 A-levels, would it be worth applying to university a year early and leave will 3 A2 and 4 AS? I want to apply for a Law degree.

    I'm not trying to show off, and I don't care if you don't believe me. I got 3 A's in AS last year and I think I've got A or A*'s in the A2's I've just done. Thanks
    I don't care that you got all of those.
    And I don't care that you don't care.

    Now: use your common sense and start applying for a law degree- there's really no point in doing 2 years that aren't necessary.
  5. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Isn't there an age restriction on undergraduate courses?
    Or is that just a rumour?
  6. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    How did you do it?all i can think of is an intensive one year course (a fast track version of A levels ).
  7. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I've heard that you can go to university early, and with those grades if you got accepted into a good university and you're studying something you really enjoy, then i think you should definitely apply. For most people the whole point of A Levels is to get the grades to go to university, so if you've already got them, there is no point in wasting your time (unless of course you want to broaden your knowledge and take more subjects haha)

    Probably the only 'downside' to you going to university a year early would be that you won't be legally allowed to go to any clubs and drink, but if you have no interest in the social side of university then you should be fine.

    Ps. I can't believe you've got As in those AS subjects, I did Maths last year and I found it really difficult haha
  8. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    So instead of spending an extra year doing 4 ASs why don't you do two fast tracked a levels, in that year. So then you have 5 A2s
  9. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I wouldn't want to go to university when im 16, but that just might be me. I would do two extra years and try to sweep up as many different A Levels as I could, with possibly doing an Open University course in the meanwhile.
  10. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by PrismaticCore)
    Isn't there an age restriction on undergraduate courses?
    Or is that just a rumour?
    Nope, I'm 16 and applying in September

    (Original post by Toxicity)
    I've just finished year 11, and I've completed 3 A2's with my GCSEs (I don't care if you don't believe me) in Maths, History and English Literature. I took my Maths, English and History GCSEs in year 9. When I start sixth form I will be taking AS Economics, Physics, Biology and Geography. Since I will already have 3 A-levels, would it be worth applying to university a year early and leave will 3 A2 and 4 AS? I want to apply for a Law degree.

    I'm not trying to show off, and I don't care if you don't believe me. I got 3 A's in AS last year and I think I've got A or A*'s in the A2's I've just done. Thanks
    Might I ask why you took those GCSEs in year 9? Maths I can understand, but English and History aren't really subjects where people get spotted as being geniuses As for uni, it depends on whether you'd want to leave your friends behind halfway through sixth form?
  11. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Junaid96)
    Nope, I'm 16 and applying in September



    Might I ask why you took those GCSEs in year 9? Maths I can understand, but English and History aren't really subjects where people get spotted as being geniuses As for uni, it depends on whether you'd want to leave your friends behind halfway through sixth form?
    I sat history GCSE in year nine...
  12. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Do you go to a private school?
  13. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I know someone who took 1 or 2 gcses early,not sure if she did any AS's early though.
  14. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Junaid96)
    Nope, I'm 16 and applying in September



    Might I ask why you took those GCSEs in year 9? Maths I can understand, but English and History aren't really subjects where people get spotted as being geniuses As for uni, it depends on whether you'd want to leave your friends behind halfway through sixth form?
    In year 7 I was performing at a GCSE level in Maths, English and History. After a while my teachers gave me some papers to do in timed conditions and I was always getting A*'s in them and I did the GCSEs in year 9 when I wanted to do the real ones.

    I wouldn't really mind leaving halfway through sixth form. My best friend is in the year above me and he's interested in the same universities I am, so I probably wouldn't be going alone.

    What do you think I should do?
  15. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Toxicity)
    In year 7 I was performing at a GCSE level in Maths, English and History. After a while my teachers gave me some papers to do in timed conditions and I was always getting A*'s in them and I did the GCSEs in year 9 when I wanted to do the real ones.

    I wouldn't really mind leaving halfway through sixth form. My best friend is in the year above me and he's interested in the same universities I am, so I probably wouldn't be going alone.

    What do you think I should do?
    Apply then, if you wouldn't mind. You can always say no to the unis if you don't get to go with your friend or if you change your mind. Actually that's a good idea - it's not set in stone - you can always say no to unis and reapply next year, or even ask if you can go the year after.
  16. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Thanks very much Anyone else got anything to say?
  17. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    There was a lad in my school that took music and ICT A levels during GCSE's, so I believe you OP
  18. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Why not take the year out to get loads of experience? Come September 2013, you could have an amazing personal statement.
  19. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Bump.
  20. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Do you want to go to university at 16/17? You'll be much younger than everyone else and won't be able to join in on the nights out ect.

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: August 16, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Today on TSR

Win a mini-fridge

Don't miss our Freshers competition!

Poll
Do you prefer exams or coursework?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Books

Essential advice

11 things A-level students wish they'd known before starting their course.

A student at work

Nailing the step up to A2

A2 is harder than As: fact. But you can do it; here's how.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Clearing and Adjustment vacancies

Sponsored content

University of Bradford clearing vacancies

Looking for a place at uni?

Bradford University can help you decide what is right for YOU! Call us 0300 004 0342

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups
Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.