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Dropping A2 AFTER sitting for an A2 Module..? watch

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    Hi

    Applying for medicine and I'm doing four subjects - Bio, Chem, Physics and Maths.

    However, I'm beginning to realise more and more that Physics isn't really for me

    Assuming I get a 3-grade offer, I believe I can e-mail the universities to ask whether my offer would still stand if I dropped one of the subjects as well as UCAS.

    Problem is, am I allowed to drop Physics after I have sat for one of the A2 modules? Or does this again differ from uni to uni?

    If I do that and don't sit for the other two A2 modules, will I end up with an AS grade (which I'm fine with) or some horrid A2 grade (probably an E or something, lol)?

    I've already signed up for the Unit 4 (btw, I'm doing Edexcel) exam that will be next week. I do intend on sitting for the paper anyway, just to see what I manage to get and hopefully that can help me decide whether I should drop it or not.

    Any help's appreciated. Thanks
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    Bump.. (Hope it's ok to do this, it's been 4 days)
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    Contact them and see what they say? And contact the exam board and ask?
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    I was in the same situation last year, considering dropping Physics (Module 4 that we did in January was hell...) but I did the exam and it turned out my result was better than I expected. I think you would be allowed to drop it (I wasn't due to weird academic situation), but see how it goes in January, Module 4 Physics tends to be impossible I know, but if the difficulty is worrying you I found it got a lot better in June. And if you dropped it you would get the grade you got at AS as you haven't taken all the A2 modules.
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    Thanks Magic Dust, I think I'll write up an email after the exams

    (Original post by Ignoramus)
    I was in the same situation last year, considering dropping Physics (Module 4 that we did in January was hell...) but I did the exam and it turned out my result was better than I expected. I think you would be allowed to drop it (I wasn't due to weird academic situation), but see how it goes in January, Module 4 Physics tends to be impossible I know, but if the difficulty is worrying you I found it got a lot better in June. And if you dropped it you would get the grade you got at AS as you haven't taken all the A2 modules.
    Uh-huh :yep: I'll be waiting for my results to help me decide. Even up till now I never really got Physics - I've gotten marks by memorising answers from the past years' :p:

    It's not just the difficulty - it's also the lack of interest I'd much rather free up some time to concentrate on the other subjects which I prefer. (Of course, I'll have to make a very strict promise to myself that I'll spend my new free time actually studying :ninja:)

    Thank you for that last bit of info, is that mentioned specifically anywhere on the Edexcel website?
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    (Original post by LetoKynes)
    Thanks Magic Dust, I think I'll write up an email after the exams



    Uh-huh :yep: I'll be waiting for my results to help me decide. Even up till now I never really got Physics - I've gotten marks by memorising answers from the past years' :p:

    It's not just the difficulty - it's also the lack of interest I'd much rather free up some time to concentrate on the other subjects which I prefer. (Of course, I'll have to make a very strict promise to myself that I'll spend my new free time actually studying :ninja:)

    Thank you for that last bit of info, is that mentioned specifically anywhere on the Edexcel website?
    I was feeling like that about Physics too; it takes time but I really understand how it seems inaccessible.

    I don't know about Edexcel, I was just told by my teacher that you don't get the A2 unless you certificate it, and that means you need to have done all the modules. I was on OCR but I suspect it's the same.
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    Makes sense to me I e-mailed Edexcel earlier today to be sure and I got a reply

    Thank you for your e-mail.

    You will only receive a 'bad' A2 grade if your A2 units are cashed in. If you only request that your AS units are cashed in then you will only receive a grade for the first three units you completed.
    Thanks again everyone for the help
 
 
 
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