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    Some friends of mine who are doing AS French in high school have dropped it because school and the local college have apparently told them that doing the AS early may harm their uni applications. Something about universities want to see what you can achieve in those two years rather than before...

    Surely this cannot be true? I have just completed my AS maths before my gcses and got an A; how could this possibly look bad? Surely this is a good achievement?

    The French group were all set to do awful though, so they may of been told false information... does anybody know anything on this?

    Thanks.
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    Doubt it's bad.
    You put what year you achieved that qualification anyway, so they'd see that you attained an AS whilst doing GCSE's and give it some credibility.
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    (Original post by placebo24)
    Some friends of mine who are doing AS French in high school have dropped it because school and the local college have apparently told them that doing the AS early may harm their uni applications. Something about universities want to see what you can achieve in those two years rather than before...

    Surely this cannot be true? I have just completed my AS maths before my gcses and got an A; how could this possibly look bad? Surely this is a good achievement?

    The French group were all set to do awful though, so they may of been told false information... does anybody know anything on this?

    Thanks.
    It doesn't make a difference for you, as you can just take AS Maths again during Year 12 and get an A without putting any work in
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    It doesn't make a difference for you, as you can just take AS Maths again during Year 12 and get an A without putting any work in
    Planned to do my A2 in year 12. Would this be bad for applications then? :/
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    I did 2 as's early (one in year 10 & one in year 11)
    I have managed to get uni offers, don't sweat it
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    (Original post by placebo24)
    Planned to do my A2 in year 12. Would this be bad for applications then? :/
    I know that for Medicine at most universities they ask you to complete the A Level course (AS+A2) within 2 years.

    Not too sure about other courses / universities.

    Try looking on University websites?
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    (Original post by jessicaaax)
    I did 2 as's early (one in year 10 & one in year 11)
    I have managed to get uni offers, don't sweat it
    Fills me with some hope, unless...

    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    I know that for Medicine at most universities they ask you to complete the A Level course (AS+A2) within 2 years.

    Not too sure about other courses / universities.

    Try looking on University websites?
    It's about completing the AS one year. I did mine in a year and a term with only a third of the teaching time of college... don't suppose they'll notice that though, will they?
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    (Original post by placebo24)
    It's about completing the AS one year. I did mine in a year and a term with only a third of the teaching time of college... don't suppose they'll notice that though, will they?
    They might take notice of when you sat the exam, however.
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    (Original post by placebo24)
    Some friends of mine who are doing AS French in high school have dropped it because school and the local college have apparently told them that doing the AS early may harm their uni applications. Something about universities want to see what you can achieve in those two years rather than before...

    Surely this cannot be true? I have just completed my AS maths before my gcses and got an A; how could this possibly look bad? Surely this is a good achievement?

    The French group were all set to do awful though, so they may of been told false information... does anybody know anything on this?

    Thanks.
    Are you doing studying a level maths over 2 consecutive years? If so I don't think it would harmful at all. If you are not then I think it will harm you as you can get bit rusty with your maths skills. If you are so worried you have the option of calling the University you want to go to or email them to clarify. Also when you starting doing a normal As year now that you have done maths early you can do further maths if you really love maths you can even do Additional further maths. I think what they mean is that it is true the work load of 3 A levels is more than 2 for example. When you decide to do your As year may do 3 or more other A levels if you are still concerned. This will you prove that you can actually cope with the work load of full time A levels. I genuinely do not think that you can be penalised for doing some As subjects early but I am not qualified to give an answer with out absolute certainty so contact Uni. Don't worry they are going to know who you are.
 
 
 
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