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    Alright all.

    Well, at the moment I'm only doing two A2s (History and Government & Politics) and 1 AS (General Studies (picked it up after I dropped A2 Psychology).
    Usually, my History is pretty good. And I've really got a nack for it. However, the exam facing me in Summer and the techniques used for it are going to be far too difficult.
    Government and Politics, I've found, is a much easier subject anyway. And I hope to do very well in it. And General Studies, well I didn't turn up to a single lesson and got a high B, so...
    I just wanted to know what you all think about doing 1 A2. I'm not going to Uni, and I'm packing my CV full of admirable out-of-education elements. (DoE, volunteering for a year in Africa, Lifeguard training, working and management, etc).
    I just know I wont pass History this year, and I don't think there's any point in wasting time there, when it could be much more beneficial to use that time to further my Gov Pol revision, notes, etc.

    What would you think as an employer if you saw 1 (potentially high) A2, with a (potentially high) AS, but backed up by the above out-of-education elements?

    Cheers all. :yep:
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    If you were considering something like the civil service, they like two A-levels for EO entry. No idea about how other other post A-level employers would look at one A2 and one AS. Do you have any ideas about what you would like to do if you're not going to uni?
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    (Original post by JCM89)
    If you were considering something like the civil service, they like two A-levels for EO entry. No idea about how other other post A-level employers would look at one A2 and one AS. Do you have any ideas about what you would like to do if you're not going to uni?
    I'm going into professional downhill biking, but if I was to have an accident (touch wood), and I couldn't bike or lifeguard anymore, I would need another job to rely on.

    If my career in biking doesn't take off as well as I'm hoping (but its golden at the moment) I'll need a job anyway.

    I was kind of hoping that an employer for jobs I'd consider lower down (due to my realization that one A2 isn't much) would see volunteering in Africa for a year and being a manager of a swimming pool lifeguard team would think, "To hell with A-Levels, this guy seems reliable".

    If that made any sense...
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    With good extra curriculars you may well stand out to employers and if you went into something that was related to biking / lifeguarding in some way (sports / leisure management?) then they would presumably value your sporting experience.

    Plus once you get to the age of 21, if you decided you wanted to go to uni, the entrance requirements are much more flexible and they take into account your life experience - one of my friends got in this way with one A-level.
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    (Original post by JCM89)
    With good extra curriculars you may well stand out to employers and if you went into something that was related to biking / lifeguarding in some way (sports / leisure management?) then they would presumably value your sporting experience.

    Plus once you get to the age of 21, if you decided you wanted to go to uni, the entrance requirements are much more flexible and they take into account your life experience - one of my friends got in this way with one A-level.
    Ahh, fantastic.

    Thanks a lot for your help! Least I can do is +rep. :yep:

    Cheers again.
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    Really try and pass history, but if you don't you sound like you have some good attributes under your belt.
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    (Original post by Implo)
    Really try and pass history, but if you don't you sound like you have some good attributes under your belt.
    I don't like giving up, however I can't shake the feeling that my time would be better used working towards a higher grade in Politics. I'm not intelligent when it comes to Exam Technique, and my A-Levels have been characterized by Us; but still.
    I feel as if, this time (given this Gov Pol course is fantastic and really interesting) I'll have a better shot at it.

    However, I don't want to feel as if I'm relying on non-academic awards too much, either. You know?
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    (Original post by DH-Biker)
    I don't like giving up, however I can't shake the feeling that my time would be better used working towards a higher grade in Politics. I'm not intelligent when it comes to Exam Technique, and my A-Levels have been characterized by Us; but still.
    I feel as if, this time (given this Gov Pol course is fantastic and really interesting) I'll have a better shot at it.

    However, I don't want to feel as if I'm relying on non-academic awards too much, either. You know?
    I see :P Well you sound like you know what your doing, good luck and I hope you do well
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    (Original post by Implo)
    I see :P Well you sound like you know what your doing, good luck and I hope you do well
    Cheers my friend. :yep:

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    all you have to get is an E and youv passed it...

    i officially have 2AS's and 2A2s
    AS
    C and D
    A2
    D and E

    i got into uni, so if you think you can atleast get an E then its worth sitting the exam. its another letter to you sheet remember [=
 
 
 

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