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    I have 4 AS levels at grades B,C,D,E. I am studying for one A2 Level (the AS grade C) in which i'll probably get a low D/E. So my plan is to go to college next year and do more A-Levels to go to uni, as i'm not sure what I want to do yet anyway so a foundation course or access course wouldn't be useful to me. Would it be possible to fast-track my AS/A2 Studies into one year so i'm only a year behind?? I don't want to take my other 3 AS's onto A2 as i really struggled to get those grades. What shall I do?
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    not a problem, seen lotsa ppl do it
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    get a private tutor who will make your life hell for a year.

    get him to make you study at least 5 hours a day.

    and I guaruntee youll get the right grades.!
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    (Original post by justchar)
    I have 4 AS levels at grades B,C,D,E. I am studying for one A2 Level (the AS grade C) in which i'll probably get a low D/E. So my plan is to go to college next year and do more A-Levels to go to uni, as i'm not sure what I want to do yet anyway so a foundation course or access course wouldn't be useful to me. Would it be possible to fast-track my AS/A2 Studies into one year so i'm only a year behind?? I don't want to take my other 3 AS's onto A2 as i really struggled to get those grades. What shall I do?
    What course are you planning to study at uni? What AS levels are you doing? What is the A2 level you are continuing?

    Yeah, going to college to do more A-levels is a good thing. Access or foundation courses are not that bad too.

    Some colleges have fast track AS/A2 courses, you should contact them for more details. If some colleges don't do this, you could talk to the teacher that teaches that A-level, and he/she might let you.

    Most uni's need at least 2 A-levels or 3 in some cases. However, some uni's combine 2 AS levels into 1 full A-level. Check the uni's website for more details. Therefore, you will have 2 A-levels and 1 AS level. If they don't do that, I guess you could do an Access course.
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    Just browsing through these threads here. You mentioned about doing A levels in a year, well perhaps if you found doing AS's hard and getting the grades, A level is double the work, esp if you do more than 1 in a year! Have you looked at other qualifications? few examples spring to mind such as AVCE's and BTEC ND which only involve coursework and no exams, but the BTEC is done in a specialist area and I noted you weren't quite sure what you wanted to do yet. Both these are two year course and with your as grades, it will make up to three years which i wouldn't worry about as many ppl go uni later then straight after school. If you have any questions feel free to ask, I have done both A levels and am going onto my second yr of BTEC now, so I know quite a bit about them both.
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    ^ i didn't find the AS's particularly hard. my GCSE grades were very high and i don't struggle in that sense, i just had a lot of time off school, was ill, missed exams and took the wrong subjects really. lol. i'll look into BTECs and things though thanks.
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    (Original post by justchar)
    ^ i didn't find the AS's particularly hard. my GCSE grades were very high and i don't struggle in that sense, i just had a lot of time off school, was ill, missed exams and took the wrong subjects really. lol. i'll look into BTECs and things though thanks.
    When you are looking for BTECs, try to do the certificate or diplomas as they are equivalent to 2-3 A-levels.
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    They do A levels in a year at my college, but my friend did Biology, got a C for the AS exams and a U at A level, so bit pointless really! That was 1 A level though, I don't know whether you'd be able to do that with more than one subject..if you could, it might be worth carrying on the subject you got a B in to A level as well? Then you'd have 3 A levels and 2 ASs...might be too much though.

    I was going to say if you struggled getting your grades at AS then you'd probably find it nearly impossible, but if you chose the wrong subjects then fair enough.
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    I know some schools and colleges will let you take an A-level in one year, but I'm not sure they'd let you do more than 1, especially when you didn't do very well in your ASs. A better option, if you've had personal problems like illness this year and chose the wrong subjects, might be to resit Year 12 doing different subjects. Of course, if you carried on the subject you got a B in to A2 as well as the one you got a C in, you'd have 2 A-levels and 2 ASs and that's enough for some universities. If you got DE at A-level, add that to your DE at AS asnd you'd have 150 UCAS points. Your best option now is probably to check out a few universities and see what their requirements are for degree, HND and HNC courses.
 
 
 
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