Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    So, basically I'm currently doing the following during my first year:

    Use of Maths AS
    Computing AS
    Advancing Physics AS
    Business Studies AS

    Now, Use of Maths is only AS, and Business Studies I want to drop at A2 because I'm hating the subject (loved it at GCSE...). This poses an issue as I need to be doing 3 courses at my college or I get thrown out so I'm told, that and it'd probably look a bit off to only do 2 things in 2nd year, albeit I am going to do an Extended Project Qualification.

    So yeah, not sure what to do now, I'm tempted to ask and see if they can get me into any Microsoft Certification Exams, if I didn't do those now I'd only end up doing them later on, so might as well make use of that gaping hole in my timetable.

    The other option is take up another AS, which poses an big issue for me as there basically isn't another AS I'd be interested in doing at my college, I'd tire of ICT since it's all Excel and Access systems, and other than that the course choices are a bit lacking.

    So, thoughts on what I could do to fill the gap? Also, what would Unis make of it? I'm considering UWE and the courses I'm interested in (not sure which one to pick yet) are roughly 280~ points to get into, and I'm set to get into the 200s in my first year alone.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Cueball61)
    So, basically I'm currently doing the following during my first year:

    Use of Maths AS
    Computing AS
    Advancing Physics AS
    Business Studies AS

    Now, Use of Maths is only AS, and Business Studies I want to drop at A2 because I'm hating the subject (loved it at GCSE...). This poses an issue as I need to be doing 3 courses at my college or I get thrown out so I'm told, that and it'd probably look a bit off to only do 2 things in 2nd year, albeit I am going to do an Extended Project Qualification.

    So yeah, not sure what to do now, I'm tempted to ask and see if they can get me into any Microsoft Certification Exams, if I didn't do those now I'd only end up doing them later on, so might as well make use of that gaping hole in my timetable.

    The other option is take up another AS, which poses an big issue for me as there basically isn't another AS I'd be interested in doing at my college, I'd tire of ICT since it's all Excel and Access systems, and other than that the course choices are a bit lacking.

    So, thoughts on what I could do to fill the gap? Also, what would Unis make of it? I'm considering UWE and the courses I'm interested in (not sure which one to pick yet) are roughly 280~ points to get into, and I'm set to get into the 200s in my first year alone.
    You can only count any AS Levels you don't take onto A2. If you dropped two AS's the maximum number of points you could have from year 12 would be 160, and thats only if you got AA. You need to check if the unis want the points from 3 A2's or not.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    So the 2 AS Levels I don't take to A2 would be <=60 each, and the two I take to A2 will be <=80 each, correct?

    Plenty enough still I'd say.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Cueball61)
    So the 2 AS Levels I don't take to A2 would be <=60 each, and the two I take to A2 will be <=80 each, correct?

    Plenty enough still I'd say.
    Yes.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Has a teacher ever helped you cheat?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Write a reply...
    Reply
    Hide
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.