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    In my first year (AS) at college I took maths, biology, physics and chemistry. I got a C (maths), E (biology), E (physics) and U (chemistry). That gives me 80 UCAS points so far. I'm now doing physics (AS-resit), media (AS), product design (AS) and maths (A2). Because of the physics resit the physics AS grade can be abandoned so I have 60 points. I also plan to redo the maths A2 next year when the rest of my courses are A2 so that can be abandoned from this year.


    If I disregard the fact that I will be losing my friends that are passing on into uni this year then all I can see is that my resitting is a good thing because I will be given more revision time (2 years instead of 1 for my AS physics and A2 maths) and I will have a few more UCAS points from the courses I dropped. I want to go to a points based university and not a grade based university anyway.


    Doing physics at Northumbria University (320 points) (using that course as an average) means that I only need 260 over the next 2 years. That means that I need to get an average grade of a D in every AS and A2 would give me enough points as shown below.

    the original 60 points + the 90 points of 3 D grade AS's + the 180 points of 3 D grade A2's = 330 points

    Is there anything here that is wrong or that I have missed?
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    (Original post by Oneill95)
    Is there anything here that is wrong or that I have missed?
    (Original post by http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/?view=CourseDetail&code=UUSPYC1& page=requirement)
    320 UCAS Tariff points including grade B in Physics and Mathematics
    TYPICAL entry requirements are just that - typical. If you've taken 3 years to get your A levels then quite often universities will increase their offer levels for you. especially if you've required the extra year to get the right grades in the subjects you need for the subject (like in your example where you'd take 3 years for your A levels in maths and physics).

    Also note that some universities will make a tariff offer limited to just A levels plus 1 AS level.

    Taking three years to complete your A levels is generally fine - but don't assume that a bunch of extra AS levels or an extra year means you can sit back and take it easy. If you're taking an extra year you should be aiming to exceed the requirements for your chosen courses by at least 1 grade (unless you've had confirmation from them IN WRITING that you will recieve their standard offer).
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    (Original post by Oneill95)
    In my first year (AS) at college I took maths, biology, physics and chemistry. I got a C (maths), E (biology), E (physics) and U (chemistry). That gives me 80 UCAS points so far. I'm now doing physics (AS-resit), media (AS), product design (AS) and maths (A2). Because of the physics resit the physics AS grade can be abandoned so I have 60 points. I also plan to redo the maths A2 next year when the rest of my courses are A2 so that can be abandoned from this year.


    If I disregard the fact that I will be losing my friends that are passing on into uni this year then all I can see is that my resitting is a good thing because I will be given more revision time (2 years instead of 1 for my AS physics and A2 maths) and I will have a few more UCAS points from the courses I dropped. I want to go to a points based university and not a grade based university anyway.


    Doing physics at Northumbria University (320 points) (using that course as an average) means that I only need 260 over the next 2 years. That means that I need to get an average grade of a D in every AS and A2 would give me enough points as shown below.

    the original 60 points + the 90 points of 3 D grade AS's + the 180 points of 3 D grade A2's = 330 points

    Is there anything here that is wrong or that I have missed?
    If you do an AS, and carry it on to A2, you don't get points for the AS AND the A2. You get points for the overall A Level grade that you achieve.

    Universities usually ask for points from 3 Alevels... which would be ABB or A*BC or something similar.

    The UCAS tarrif is here - http://www.ucas.com/students/ucas_tariff/tarifftables/
    You need to be looking at the box that says GCE ALEVEL AND AVCE - this is for full A Levels.
 
 
 
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