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    good!
    its your fault for doing more than 4.
    they should make you pick up another one for being such an idiot.
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    I've been told that if I do drop it, I'll get a U (as I've been entered for January exam) - and says that this will go on your UCAS and Cambridge will look at it and think that this student is bad for not realising how much work he can do and why he dropped it at a late stage. Also that it may go down in my reference form.

    I don't quite understand why though - if it's a U, surely it's ungraded, and if I've been entered into January just don't enter into June or anything thereafter - it's ungraded and not an AS... so why would it even bother go onto the UCAS (even if I refrain from putting on there)?

    She says have a shot, even if it's a B - which I think would be worse than having nothing there at all (if given a U - ungraded)? Plus, that's still having to do the exam in June too... too much to handle.

    Do U's really get recorded? I thought not, and if I'm not entered into June exam - does that U/any grade still carry on? Confused.
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    (Original post by RedCasino)
    So I asked my teacher if I could drop a subject as I was doing 6.5 A-levels (1 AS over 2 years) last week.

    Did it for many reasons:
    - Loads of workload, not sleeping enough
    - Better to get high UMS in other subjects
    - Not really an advantage as unis only ask for 3A2/4AS
    - Not enjoying subject

    As I was already doing triple sciences, double maths, language, etc... I asked to drop Biology, however the response was that they can't because they would lose funding and I'd get a U, or something akin to those words, and how the cooling period was a month ago, and even had the cheek to mention that I should have thought about it last year.

    This seemed quite greedy to me if it's the sense that they would lose funding for this course for this person (I), when I could ofset the cost of being entered into the exam if I have been already and the school has lots of unused money. I understand their situation, but A-levels are optional...

    Surely there's some way to drop it? I mean A-levels you choose, you aren't forced to - but I had to come to terms with compulsory AS, and now taking 6 AS (5 scheduled in school hours) - anything I can do?
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    You'll probs have to pay a small fee (I think for me it was 12 quid) but if you really want to get it sorted out then get one. Then they have to let you drop it.

    Say you are being put under undue stress and are having difficulty sleeping.
    Trust me, if not you're school might wriggle their way out of it.
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    (Original post by RedCasino)
    For the meantime, I still have to come to lesson otherwise it's a truant, especially as one of my Biology teachers is my head of year.
    Surely being truant isnt an issue now your in 6th form? - as your not legally required to be there so its only the subject teacher that gives a toss if you miss any lessons....
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    With regard to uni's, The majority of people who apple to top uni's usually have about 4 Alevels, And the rest of the population will have 4.

    Doing 6 is overkill
    A-Levels are very hard, Revising for 6 exams will be murder
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    (Original post by RedCasino)
    I've been told that if I do drop it, I'll get a U (as I've been entered for January exam) - and says that this will go on your UCAS and Cambridge will look at it and think that this student is bad for not realising how much work he can do and why he dropped it at a late stage. Also that it may go down in my reference form.

    I don't quite understand why though - if it's a U, surely it's ungraded, and if I've been entered into January just don't enter into June or anything thereafter - it's ungraded and not an AS... so why would it even bother go onto the UCAS (even if I refrain from putting on there)?

    She says have a shot, even if it's a B - which I think would be worse than having nothing there at all (if given a U - ungraded)? Plus, that's still having to do the exam in June too... too much to handle.

    Do U's really get recorded? I thought not, and if I'm not entered into June exam - does that U/any grade still carry on? Confused.
    You don't have to put down subjects you haven't been certificated for (i.e. haven't achieved a grade for) on your UCAS form. So no, you don't record it.

    Your school/college sounds desperate. It's time to play the 'rent card.
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    I've notified UCAS by e-mail to ask them about what their stance is on this situation.

    However, I can't really bunk the classes (it's a sixth form) and my head of year is the teacher of the subject I want to drop, and last time I tried to bunk he called a student to come and grab me.

    The other lady said that I'd get a U as I've been entered, and said this would go down on your UCAS... but hearing some people on here and using search function, saying that a U is uncertified and won't go on your UCAS makes me think, who is right and what do I do?
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    (Original post by RedCasino)
    I've notified UCAS by e-mail to ask them about what their stance is on this situation.

    However, I can't really bunk the classes (it's a sixth form) and my head of year is the teacher of the subject I want to drop, and last time I tried to bunk he called a student to come and grab me.

    The other lady said that I'd get a U as I've been entered, and said this would go down on your UCAS... but hearing some people on here and using search function, saying that a U is uncertified and won't go on your UCAS makes me think, who is right and what do I do?
    I'm not exactly sure how it works, since you wouldn't be entered for the June exam, so you wouldn't complete the course. As far as I know, you wouldn't have to put it on UCAS if you hadn't completed the AS course.
 
 
 
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