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    Before sixth form, in my old school when I was doing GCSE's, one teacher put out the idea of teaching AS Philosophy with a full course ethics gcse. The ethics easy of course, but the AS was taught so badly, along with the fact we wernt that mature enough and I didnt really enjoy Philosophy then, I got a U

    But now at sixth form, as a personal interest I started to love Philosophy for some reason, and I am considering choosing Phil-Pol at Uni.. will I have to put that U on my UCAS as it was taken in year 11, or if I have do, what will Uni's think of it? Will they instantly turn me away?
    • PS Reviewer

    PS Reviewer
    You have to declare all grades - but a U isn't a grade. So no, you don't have to include it.

    As above, U's don't count as grades, which is why you're pretty much always better off getting a U than an E
    • PS Helper

    PS Helper
    A U is a fail. Therefore you have not earned an AS. So you do not need to declare it as you do not declare ASs that you haven't got. Don't worry about it.

    NO don't put it on your form for goodness sake! haha, most people don't do philosophy before degree level, so don't worry about not having it.

    A very simple rule to remember is that any pass mark must be put on an application. So A*, A, B, C, D and E must be added for all AS and A-levels. But because a U is a fail grade, it doesn't count. You simply didn't get awarded an AS in Philosophy.

    Plus, if you did one exam in a subject (i.e.Critical Thinking or General Studies) but did really badly in it, like and E so you gave it up, then you don't need to list that either, because you didn't complete the full AS course.
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