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    I want to nursing at university, and have set my heart on going to surrey. A level wise, I need bbb, and after getting my AS results today I'm not sure how likely this is. I got CCDEEE, which could all be brought up with a resit in each as there is only one exam in each subject which has briught my grades down. If I were to resit, it would involve doing 6 exams next year on top of my A2 exams.
    The only alternative is do to a diploma in health and social care, which would mean 2 more years until I can go to university. I'm sure I would get the grade I need from this in order to get into surrey, but I'm not sure it's what I want to do as I have really enjoyed my a-levels.
    I don't really know what way to go, and am looking for a bit of advice.
    I've been into my college today and spoken to teachers who have told me to stay on and do A2's, but I don't really know if they are just saying this in order to sucure more students for next year or if it would actually be the best option
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    (Original post by mollie_jacobs)
    I want to nursing at university, and have set my heart on going to surrey. A level wise, I need bbb, and after getting my AS results today I'm not sure how likely this is. I got CCDEEE, which could all be brought up with a resit in each as there is only one exam in each subject which has briught my grades down. If I were to resit, it would involve doing 6 exams next year on top of my A2 exams.
    The only alternative is do to a diploma in health and social care, which would mean 2 more years until I can go to university. I'm sure I would get the grade I need from this in order to get into surrey, but I'm not sure it's what I want to do as I have really enjoyed my a-levels.
    I don't really know what way to go, and am looking for a bit of advice.
    I've been into my college today and spoken to teachers who have told me to stay on and do A2's, but I don't really know if they are just saying this in order to sucure more students for next year or if it would actually be the best option
    Thanks
    Do you think you could get the grades next year? You're not miles away from the necessary grades, and if your teachers think you can do it then that's a good sign

    Could you look more widely than Surrey? There are other nursing schools with lower entry requirements.
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    (Original post by mollie_jacobs)
    I want to nursing at university, and have set my heart on going to surrey. A level wise, I need bbb, and after getting my AS results today I'm not sure how likely this is. I got CCDEEE, which could all be brought up with a resit in each as there is only one exam in each subject which has briught my grades down. If I were to resit, it would involve doing 6 exams next year on top of my A2 exams.
    The only alternative is do to a diploma in health and social care, which would mean 2 more years until I can go to university. I'm sure I would get the grade I need from this in order to get into surrey, but I'm not sure it's what I want to do as I have really enjoyed my a-levels.
    I don't really know what way to go, and am looking for a bit of advice.
    I've been into my college today and spoken to teachers who have told me to stay on and do A2's, but I don't really know if they are just saying this in order to sucure more students for next year or if it would actually be the best option
    Thanks

    You are doing way too many subjects. Dont spread your self thin
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    Do you think you could get the grades next year? You're not miles away from the necessary grades, and if your teachers think you can do it then that's a good sign

    Could you look more widely than Surrey? There are other nursing schools with lower entry requirements.
    I've looked at loads of uni's which I really like, and would be happy to go to but I've set my heart on surrey and love it there.

    And my teachers seem to think that with a few resits I could get the grades I need but I don't know weather I actually will and don't want to waste 2 years
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    Why did you do 6 subjects for AS?
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    You are doing way too many subjects. Dont spread your self thin
    I've dropped a few for A2 so I'm now only doing 4 subjects, and I've dropped the subjects that I got the lowest grades in. The college I'm at says we have to take 4 subjects to A2, which is silly because most uni's say that they only need 3 a levels
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    (Original post by mollie_jacobs)
    I've looked at loads of uni's which I really like, and would be happy to go to but I've set my heart on surrey and love it there.

    And my teachers seem to think that with a few resits I could get the grades I need but I don't know weather I actually will and don't want to waste 2 years
    If you switch to the diploma then you've definitely wasted 1 year though, so why pick that over potentially wasting 2 when the difference between those 2 years being wasted or not is simply how much work you put in this year? If you've absolutely set your heart on going to Surrey, then work your socks off and get there!
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    Why did you do 6 subjects for AS?
    My college makes you do 4 main subjects, one which they call an outer ring subjects which you have half the lessons for each week. They also enter you for citizenship without giving you lessons in it, which was one of my e's.

    The fact I did 6 subjects definitely affected my results as it meant I could spend less time on my most important subjects, so basically my college are stupid
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    (Original post by mollie_jacobs)
    I've dropped a few for A2 so I'm now only doing 4 subjects, and I've dropped the subjects that I got the lowest grades in. The college I'm at says we have to take 4 subjects to A2, which is silly because most uni's say that they only need 3 a levels

    That is horrible. Just work hard this year because the thing is no more January exams.
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    If you switch to the diploma then you've definitely wasted 1 year though, so why pick that over potentially wasting 2 when the difference between those 2 years being wasted or not is simply how much work you put in this year? If you've absolutely set your heart on going to Surrey, then work your socks off and get there!
    I think I will carry on with a-levels, I need to do 2 exam re-sits and 2 course work resits and then I should be on track for surrey, and my teachers have said that they will put on my uni reference that I should have done better in my results and that I'm working on improving them, and they will give the predicted grades I need for surrey
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    (Original post by mollie_jacobs)
    I think I will carry on with a-levels, I need to do 2 exam re-sits and 2 course work resits and then I should be on track for surrey, and my teachers have said that they will put on my uni reference that I should have done better in my results and that I'm working on improving them, and they will give the predicted grades I need for surrey
    That sounds like a good plan Hope it all works out for you!
 
 
 
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