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Writing A1 in May and A2 in November? (Someone who hasn't attended any A-levels class watch

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    Hey, there.

    First of all, I'd like you to tell me if it is possible to register for both.

    Secondly would you suggest it?

    I am currently doing a Bachelor of Science (Majors: Physics, Chemistry and Math) at the University in my country (first year). I have recently developed an interest in MORSE/Actuarial Science and would like to pursue that as a career.

    I'm a Maths Wiz.
    My Nubian hands
    were born to do
    nothing else
    but press
    keys into a
    calculator.


    Most of the universities I have checked out want one to have this A-level thing. Now, I'm thinking of writing the A1 in May (Subjects: Further Maths, Maths and Physics) and the A2 in November (Same Subjects + maybe Economics?)

    IDK.

    You tell me.

    I'm sure I can pull-off the A1 in May: the syllabus is similar to the stuff I've been doing at UNI.

    Do I need the November A2, though?

    [Don't tell me to wait till next year. I don't like patience]

    PS. I did the IGCSEs in 2009 (got 5A*s, 3As, 1B) so am I familiar with the structure of Cambridge exams (and I love it!)

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    Wait till next year, be patient.
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    (Original post by ChazSingh)
    Wait till next year, be patient.
    Y U NO LISTEN??? [I don't like to wait]
    I already wasted a year on this damn course for nothing. I don't have anymore time left.

    So should I write the A1 this year and the A2 next year, then? Is that what you meant?

    Or just "WAIT"?

    I'm in a bit of a foul mood.
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    A few things:

    1. It's called an AS here, not an A1
    2. You generally do 4 subjects at AS, and 3 at A2, not the other way around
    3. Universities will NOT let you in with just AS
    4. If you are doing a BsC, you must have some Higher Education passes anyway (from Egypt/Sudan wherever you're from), some universities will accept this and you won't need to do AS/A2 at all
    5. If you are 1 year through your BsC, you may be able to piggy-back off that onto a different degree, ask universities where you want to apply on what you can do with your current level of qualifications.
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    Might I also add that it is not possible to take A level (be it AS or A2) in the November exam series. A levels may only be taken in the January and June exam series.
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    (Original post by hassi94)
    A few things:

    1. It's called an AS here, not an A1
    2. You generally do 4 subjects at AS, and 3 at A2, not the other way around
    3. Universities will NOT let you in with just AS
    4. If you are doing a BsC, you must have some Higher Education passes anyway (from Egypt/Sudan wherever you're from), some universities will accept this and you won't need to do AS/A2 at all
    5. If you are 1 year through your BsC, you may be able to piggy-back off that onto a different degree, ask universities where you want to apply on what you can do with your current level of qualifications.
    1. Oh.................that's what I meant. :]
    2. Ooooh. Ok. (So I have to learn economisc from scratch if I'm to write in June?)
    3. Really? Try and convince my dad that.
    4. Nope. There are several private secondary schools in my country. My country's universities just has low entry requirement standards.
    5. No, I doubt it. [see answer 4]

    P.S. "Egypt/Sudan"? Haha...cute. But inaccurate.

    Thanks for the info, comrade.

    Wait....so I really have to do 4?
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    (Original post by EmpressKeloa)
    1. Oh.................that's what I meant. :]
    2. Ooooh. Ok. (So I have to learn economisc from scratch if I'm to write in June?)
    3. Really? Try and convince my dad that.
    4. Nope. There are several private secondary schools in my country. My country's universities just has low entry requirement standards.
    5. No, I doubt it. [see answer 4]

    P.S. "Egypt/Sudan"? Haha...cute. But inaccurate.

    Thanks for the info, comrade.

    Wait....so I really have to do 4?
    2. You could always just do the 3 A2s in January (as you can't do November) and do an extra AS then, you can mix and match but the AS must be done first.

    3. Yep I'm afraid so, you need 3 full A-levels (AS+A2) to get into university, with most universities asking for an extra half A-level (just AS).

    4&5 right I see, but even if you doubt it, it can't to any harm to ask?

    And yeah I was going upon the fact you said 'my Nubian hands' :P


    And well you have to do 4 AS levels for most universities. Then choose 3 of those to do an A2 for each.
 
 
 

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