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Is completing an A level in three years still valid? watch

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    So I'm very worried that my A level maths might not be deemed as valid because I will have completed it next year (started it in 2009) and therefore done it in a three year period.

    Basically at my old school we sat our Maths GCSE in year 10 so in year 11 we began Alevel maths but our school had realised that the previous years that had to do this had not done so well in their AS modules as it was squezed into a just 3 lessons a week (when most sixth formers generally have 5). Because of this my school decided to only do two of the AS modules in year 11. Unsuprisingly, myself and a few others didnt do so great in those two modules and were planning to resit in year 12. Added to that I didnt want to stay at my old school's sixth form and decided to go to another one that did Alevel maths on the same exam board (edexcel) . I have now resat my C1 paper and will do C2 and S1 in May but people that did the two AS modules early like me from my old school have now been told that their A levels may not be valid as it will be completed in a period of three years instead of two and that they will have to switch exam boards!

    I have to add that, some of the people from my former maths class that did well the first time were planning to complete 2 modules each (so the two we did in year 11, another two in year 12 and the final two in year 13) where as I will complete three this year and three next.

    Am I in the same position as them? Will I have to inform my new school that I might have to change boards and will Universities be aware of the two modules I sat in year 11 and retook this year and penalise me for it?

    SO WORRIED PLEASE HELP? (Sorry its so long)

    i doubt they would massively penalise you for this because you didnt have any other option but to sit them in year 11 along with your GCSEs which isnt particularly fair, so if your school explained your situation on your reference, im sure it wouldnt be a massive deal. you could always try emailing a few universities that you may be interested in and ask their view on these sort of cases.
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