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    I was just reading the prospectus for my chosen course at Manchester to find that General Studies is accepted if passed as one of four A Levels in the same sitting. Moreover, Manchester accept two AS Levels in the place of one full A Level. This seems too easy? :O
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    Most will accept general studies as an 'extra' ie. fourth alevel, since the general requirements for university courses are three. Considering manchester offers are by grade, not by points, it doesn't help you much because you still need your grades in your main alevels.

    Two AS levels might not necessarily be easier, maybe they ask for high grades?
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    whats even stranger is that if you have AAAD an in gen studs they will accept you as an AAA student not an AAD with A in gen ??? freakish...but some people fail gen studies bare in mind...
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    It depends on the course . For harder subjects like Medicine, Dentistry and Law, it is generally not accepted. But for less intense courses, such as Art, Literature and Journalism, it is usually accepted.
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    My offer letter for International Business, Finance and Economics states:

    This offer is subject to you obtaining

    GCE A level
    Grades AAB

    from 2011 examinations

    The entry requirements for this course state:

    A-level:
    Grades AAB. General Studies is accepted if one of four A Levels passed in the same sitting.

    This suggests that an A in general studies counts as one of the A's.
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    It wasn't accepted for Physics.. at least when I applied.
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    It depends how much they like you
 
 
 
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