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    These are international examinations (I'm from New Zealand) and i'm worried I can't get into a uni without three A levels.
    I took AS English Lit (A), AS Chemistry (B), AS Maths (C) and AS Painting (A) in year 12.
    Due to subject clashes (painting and eng lit at the same time) at school I could not take A2 Lit so I'm left with 2 A levels (i was planning to move schools but it was too expensive for my parents). I am wanting to take something arts related e.g. architecture/design/graphics but some of them require maths/physics which I was not allowed to take at A2 level because I got a C. So what other options can I do with my strange range of subjects?

    I had limited time to choose my options so I just chose A2 Chem, A2 Painting, AS Textiles and AS Design.

    So basically at the end of this year I will be stuck with
    4 AS (Design,Textiles,Maths,EngLit) Levels and 2 A2 Levels (Painting, Chem) ... What can I do with my AS marks? Can they work together to make up an A level?
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    Some universities allow you to use 2 AS levels in place of an A-level, others require your UCAS tariff to be made up of at least 2 A-levels and then you can just "top it up" with your AS levels. Check the UCAS website for your ideal course, and it will hopefully tell you there. If not, email your chosen universities.

    However, only having two A-levels will have ruled you out of top universities, I'm afraid, but there are still plenty of other options to choose from.
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    (Original post by loperdoper)
    Some universities allow you to use 2 AS levels in place of an A-level, others require your UCAS tariff to be made up of at least 2 A-levels and then you can just "top it up" with your AS levels. Check the UCAS website for your ideal course, and it will hopefully tell you there. If not, email your chosen universities.

    However, only having two A-levels will have ruled you out of top universities, I'm afraid, but there are still plenty of other options to choose from.
    You've made this a whole lot harder for yourself by taking A2 painting over english lit...now you're only doing 1 "acceptable" subject which probably won't be accepted by any decent uni
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    perhaps an art foundation could be a good way to go? on a course-wide level I really have no idea if that option is of any use to you, but if you're thinking of doing something within the arts such as architecture, design or graphics, then an art foundation can be a good base to work from! I've really got no idea where this could lead you to apply to, but I know of various people studying architecture and graphics who studied an art foundation after A levels. I'm not sure if your A levels would still be looked at in this case, but it's something you could check out perhaps? It does limit your options somewhat, but not all universities require maths/physics
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    You could also look into doing a extended degree or simple do a levels again


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