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    A friend told me that it is possible to withdraw from an AS exam after you have taken it, so that you don't recieve a certificate and, to all intents and purposes, never took the exam at all. Is this true or is he talking garbage?
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    True. Deadline is just before results day I think.
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    (Original post by SirMasterKey)
    True. Deadline is just before results day I think.
    Before the day we first recieve the results, you mean? In that case it's long gone.
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    What would be the point in cancelling it before the results day, before you even know what you got? :confused:

    I’ve heard the same thing, I was told by a friend that you don’t have to have it certificated if you don’t want to.
    I was wondering whether it would be worth ‘cancelling’ my English Lit AS grade (I got a D, one mark of a C ) because I’m worried having a D on my UCAS form will put universities off.
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    (Original post by JacobW)
    A friend told me that it is possible to withdraw from an AS exam after you have taken it, so that you don't recieve a certificate and, to all intents and purposes, never took the exam at all. Is this true or is he talking garbage?
    You used to be able to 'decline' your grade until 20 September after your results came out. This meant that you didn't get a final grade and the fact you had taken the subject was not evident to UCAS. They removed the ability to do this about 4 years ago.

    Some schools that think you might fail delay cashing you in until they get your results and see how you've done - then they cash you in if you've passed. You may never even notice they did it.
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    (Original post by Data)
    Some schools that think you might fail delay cashing you in until they get your results and see how you've done - then they cash you in if you've passed. You may never even notice they did it.
    All state schools have to certify AS results this year, so no hiding now, I'm afraid.
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    All state schools have to certify AS results this year, so no hiding now, I'm afraid.
    They don't have to, but it affects their funding if their completion rate (i.e. the no. of students not demonstrating completion of a course by getting an AS grade) falls below a certain %. There is still room for canny schools not to cash in AS taken by Y11 and below and individual cases at 16+ if they feel it is in in student's best interests.
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    (Original post by Data)
    They don't have to, but it affects their funding if their completion rate (i.e. the no. of students not demonstrating completion of a course by getting an AS grade) falls below a certain %. There is still room for canny schools not to cash in AS taken by Y11 and below and individual cases at 16+ if they feel it is in in student's best interests.
    Right...so, to clarify, schools can avoid cashing in grades, but it's too late to not have a grade certified now? Or is it still possible, assuming my school allows it, to prevent one of my results from being certified
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    (Original post by JacobW)
    Right...so, to clarify, schools can avoid cashing in grades, but it's too late to not have a grade certified now? Or is it still possible, assuming my school allows it, to prevent one of my results from being certified
    To put it briefly: if you got an overall grade on results day, you are stuck with it.
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    (Original post by Data)
    They don't have to, but it affects their funding if their completion rate (i.e. the no. of students not demonstrating completion of a course by getting an AS grade) falls below a certain %. There is still room for canny schools not to cash in AS taken by Y11 and below and individual cases at 16+ if they feel it is in in student's best interests.
    I haven't heard that. I think universities would look on it with some suspicion. It's certainly making a deliberate effort to circumvent the system, which can be open to interpretation of a negative kind if the university is so minded. I would refer anyone to Minerva's excellent sticky on the matter here:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1744719

    She is more clued up than I am as I don't work in a state school, although my school does certificate regardless.
 
 
 

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