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    I just got my results...I don't know if I should be happy or sad about them.

    Some background info: I want to study Economics and Politics, preferably in University of Bristol. Typical offer is AAA. Their only requirement is A in A-level Maths, specifically A's in C3&C4.

    Here are my results:

    Chinese: A* (I took both AS and A2 in a year, although I am Chinese I still worked very hard for it plus I got an email from Bristol saying the A-level will not be looked any less upon others)
    English Literature: A, 181/200 UMS
    Maths: B, 227/300 UMS
    - C1: A, 98/100
    - C2: B, 77/100
    - M1: D, 52/100
    Economics: B, 144/200 UMS
    - Unit 1: B, 73/100
    - Unit 2: B, 71/100
    Gov and Politics: C, 138/200 UMS
    - Unit 1: A, 80/100
    - Unit 2: D, 58/100
    (I would like to add I only did half the paper for Unit 2 as I looked at extra time instead of normal time.)

    I have to take Maths and I did well in English Lit. so I will continue those. I don't know if I should drop Politics or Economics. If I take Economics, do I have to retake both modules in order to get an A in A2? Or should I take Politics, retake 1 module and get an A in A2?

    I'm really confused about the whole UMS and A*/A thing...I heard getting a B in AS means it's really hard to get an A in A2...

    Can anybody or someone who has taken similar subjects give me some advice on this? Sorry this might be hard to read and confusing but I'm not in the happiest state right now...

    EDIT: Can anyone who has studied Politics/Economics at A2 tell me which one would they prefer and why? Thanks!
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    (Original post by whitney_luxie)
    I just got my results...I don't know if I should be happy or sad about them.

    Some background info: I want to study Economics and Politics, preferably in University of Bristol. Their only requirement is A in A-level Maths, specifically A's in C3&C4.

    Here are my results:

    Chinese: A* (I took both AS and A2 in a year, although I am Chinese I still worked very hard for it plus I got an email from Bristol saying the A-level will not be looked any less upon others)
    English Literature: A, 181/200 UMS
    Maths: B, 227/300 UMS
    - C1: A, 98/100
    - C2: B, 77/100
    - M1: D, 52/100
    Economics: B, 144/200 UMS
    - Unit 1: B, 73/100
    - Unit 2: B, 71/100
    Gov and Politics: C, 138/200 UMS
    - Unit 1: A, 80/100
    - Unit 2: D, 58/100
    (I would like to add I only did half the paper for Unit 2 as I looked at extra time instead of normal time. I know, afterwards.)

    I have to take Maths and I did well in English Lit. so I will continue those. I don't know if I should drop Politics or Economics. If I take Economics, do I have to retake both modules in order to get an A in A2? Or should I take Politics, retake 1 module and get an A in A2?

    I'm really confused about the whole UMS and A*/A thing...I heard getting a B in AS means it's really hard to get an A in A2...

    Can anybody or someone who has taken similar subjects give me some advice on this? Sorry this might be hard to read and confusing but I'm not in the happiest state right now...

    EDIT: Can anyone who has studied Politics/Economics at A2 tell me which one would they prefer and why? Thanks!
    Hello!

    Firstly, well done! Those are some decent grades

    In regards to maths, are you taking D1, S1 or M2? Personally, I would say that taking S1 would help you in regards to economics.

    Out of Economics or politics, I would keep the one that you find more interesting. If you kept economics you wouldn't be at a disadvantage a lot of universities don't specify politics as a requirement.

    Also, you can get an A* in maths with a B at AS (as the A* only depends on C3 and C4). However, I would maybe recommend retaking M1 as it would help your overall mark.

    Good luck with your decision!
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    Drop whichever of Gov/Pol and Econ you find less interesting. They won't care.

    I'd retake M1 - or look at doing both S1 and D1 next year if mechanics was something you really just didn't 'get'.

    (Also Bristol is fab )
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    Hello!

    Firstly, well done! Those are some decent grades

    In regards to maths, are you taking D1, S1 or M2? Personally, I would say that taking S1 would help you in regards to economics.

    Out of Economics or politics, I would keep the one that you find more interesting. If you kept economics you wouldn't be at a disadvantage a lot of universities don't specify politics as a requirement.

    Also, you can get an A* in maths with a B at AS (as the A* only depends on C3 and C4). However, I would maybe recommend retaking M1 as it would help your overall mark.

    Good luck with your decision!
    thanks i wish i could make my parents feel the same. i can't even bring myself to talk to them about it.

    next year, i will be taking S1. I don't know if I should request to study D1 instead of retaking M1, it would waste efforts made but I honestly don't quite get mechanics.

    I only need A for Maths specifically A in C3 and C4, should I still retake any of them?
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    (Original post by SpringNicht)
    Drop whichever of Gov/Pol and Econ you find less interesting. They won't care.

    I'd retake M1 - or look at doing both S1 and D1 next year if mechanics was something you really just didn't 'get'.

    (Also Bristol is fab )
    Is it still possible to get an A in Gov/Pol or Econ next year with my grades? Should I consider retaking modules from any of those two?

    I would love to do that - i struggled with mechanics, but apparently the paper was weird. I don't know if I should take D1 though, in our school we need to have enough people to request it and I don't know if I am better off studying my **** off on M1 again.
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    (Original post by whitney_luxie)
    Is it still possible to get an A in Gov/Pol or Econ next year with my grades? Should I consider retaking modules from any of those two?

    I would love to do that - i struggled with mechanics, but apparently the paper was weird. I don't know if I should take D1 though, in our school we need to have enough people to request it and I don't know if I am better off studying my **** off on M1 again.
    Yes it is, if you get 90% overall in your year 2 you can get A*. It literally just ends up coming down to know the numbers stack. I don't know which unit is easiest, but pick that one if you really want to resit one.

    D1 is the easiest unit I did in my entire time at sixth form. You learn I think 9(?) methods and as long as you add up numbers right you can't go wrong. I'd happily recommend it over M1 if mechanics wasn't something you took to easily.
 
 
 
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