I am hoping to get A grades in three of my AS subjects, but I am not so confident about French, which I think I will most likely get a D or maybe even an E if I get very unlucky.
I have spotted that many Univerisities ask for their required A2 grades as well as a pass in an AS Level ie. a C grade or above.
I am dropping French and picking up AS Philosophy (the subject I want to do at Uni). Will a pass in AS Philosophy during the 2nd year stand in for the pass I am most likely not going to get this year?
I understand that I will be at a disadvatnage to others who did get their pass in the first year, but I'm just worried that it won't suffice at all!
an E in french would be a pass at A level.
But why didn't you do philosophy from the beginning?
itll be fine, youll still have an AS by the time you start which is what they want,
plus youll probably get more credit for doing an AS in the second year than taking two years over french
The other problem you'll have is that you only have an AS in philosophy when others will have a full A Level. Some people won't because their college didn't offer it, but presumably yours did as you can do the AS. So both of those problems together may affect your application
I don't think the universities pay that much attention to your dropped AS grade, tbh. I wouldn't worry about it. Though if you do want to take up an extra AS in your second year it looks really great on UCAS - I took up French AS this year as extra.
Bear in mind, however, that AS grades come a week or so after A-Level grades - so the university and you won't know whether you've 'passed' your extra AS when you get your A-Level results, and officially accept your place.