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    I was always under the impression that if you had a certain amount of points to achieve for a uni offer, the more a levels you did, the better chance you'd have of getting more points. My friend, who's just finished year12, reckons that uni's can only accept 21 units - i.e 3 6-unit A levels and 1 3 unit AS level. Anyone know anything about this? Any comments would be appreciated.
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    It depends on the university. Some give grade offers based on 3 A-levels and some use the UCAS points tariff, but I think all universities ask for at least 2 A-levels, most say they want 3 and some say they expect 3 and an AS.
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    When you get an offer, it'll state xxx points from xx units, not just xxx points where you can do as many units as you want. For example, my offer for UMIST was 300 points from 18 units, so I had to get 3 Bs or ABC, and Southampton's was 340 from 21 units.
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    (Original post by islasmila)
    I was always under the impression that if you had a certain amount of points to achieve for a uni offer, the more a levels you did, the better chance you'd have of getting more points. My friend, who's just finished year12, reckons that uni's can only accept 21 units - i.e 3 6-unit A levels and 1 3 unit AS level. Anyone know anything about this? Any comments would be appreciated.
    It depends on the university. The better ones often state (if you check on the course requirements bit on UCAS site) that they require a minimum of 21 units.
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    Just about all of them want the points from three A2s and an AS, yes.
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    Ok thanks for your help! xx
 
 
 

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