I am currently in Year 10, however I got 29 out of 30 on two of my speaking controlled assessments (my teacher said that there is no need for me to to the third controlled assessment, as the grades I already have are high enough). I got 29 and 28 out of 30 on two of my writings. On the mock exams I just did, I got 40 out of 40 for my reading and 39 for the listening.
The point to all of this is that my teacher told me that she is going to accelerate my GCSE so I can take AS French in Year 11.
I have no problems with, because I did some A-level past papers and they were pretty easy, however, I am moving to another school. The problem being that I don't know if I am going to miss the opportunity to take A-level French just because the school I am going to might not offer these kind of opportunities.
I have no interest of choosing any sort of language when I go to college, as I am going to pursue a medical career. However, taking an extra A-level wouldn't affect me, because I will have literally nothing to do next year, since I do not need to do my two remaining controlled assessments.
So basically I just wanted to find out if I will miss this opportunity due to the fact that I am moving to a different school.
Taking A-levels in Year 11 Watch
- Thread Starter
- 12-07-2014 01:23
- 12-07-2014 01:30
Well, if you do the AS in Year 11 you'll still have that. Even if the other school doesn't allow you to continue, you'll have the AS-Level regardless.
The only way to know is to contact the school you plan to move to for Sixth Form and ask them if they'd allow you to continue.
- Study Helper
- 12-07-2014 01:33
Be very careful with that decision. It seems like you're absolutely fine with your GCSEs and it's probably a good idea to take it in Year 10. However, this does not mean that it's a good idea to take the AS in Year 11.
If you're applying to top universities, they want to see you doing your A Levels across two years to make sure that you're capable of dealing with the workload. On top of the issues you've mentioned above, it is very possible that universities will discount that AS level because it isn't taken within your two year period.