Help!!! A-level heath and social care double and law

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Hi there,

I wanted to know whether I will have enough UCAS points to get into a University as I am only doing A-level Health and Social care (Double) and Law. I don't know whether this is enough A-levels as I am only allowed to do 3 in my college. Also I asked one of my advisors and she said A-level health and social care double award counts as 2 a-levels at the end of 2 years. I am just worried that I wont have enough a-levels to get into university.
Also what a-levels shall I take to get me into a nursing degree?

Hope to hear from anyone ASAP!!

Thank you!!!
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Hi there,

I wanted to know whether I will have enough UCAS points to get into a University as I am only doing A-level Health and Social care (Double) and Law. I don't know whether this is enough A-levels as I am only allowed to do 3 in my college. Also I asked one of my advisors and she said A-level health and social care double award counts as 2 a-levels at the end of 2 years. I am just worried that I wont have enough a-levels to get into university.
Also what a-levels shall I take to get me into a nursing degree?

Hope to hear from anyone ASAP!!

Thank you!!!
3 is the normal number of A Levels for people to take - even Oxbridge only requires 3!

Double Health & Social Care will count as 2 grades, and law will count as your third.

The number of UCAS points you get will depend on your grades. http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works.../tariff-tables

If you get the grades, then plenty of unis will take you. For instance, MMU requires BBC / 280 points http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergra...es/2014/10496/
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3 is the normal number of A Levels for people to take - even Oxbridge only requires 3!

Double Health & Social Care will count as 2 grades, and law will count as your third.

The number of UCAS points you get will depend on your grades. http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works.../tariff-tables

If you get the grades, then plenty of unis will take you. For instance, MMU requires BBC / 280 points http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergra...es/2014/10496/
Heyy,

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Is there any russel group universities that will accept this sort of offer or any other universities.

Thank you,

Asia.
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Heyy,

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Is there any russel group universities that will accept this sort of offer or any other universities.

Thank you,

Asia.
It's going to be a case of trawling through uni websites, and ensuring that you check the GCSE requirements (a lot of prospective nurses have GCSE grades that are too low for RG nursing courses, though this may not apply to you). The other thing to note is that nursing is one of those rare subjects where it doesn't really matter if you go to a RG uni or not - all nursing graduates have excellent career opportunities. That said, if you were considering going into research at a later date, some RG unis tend to produce a lot of research nurses (I know this is the case for Uni of Manchester).

But anyway, some RG unis will consider you e.g.
http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/Undergr...tail/B740.html
http://www.nursing.manchester.ac.uk/...ode=07870&pg=3
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It's going to be a case of trawling through uni websites, and ensuring that you check the GCSE requirements (a lot of prospective nurses have GCSE grades that are too low for RG nursing courses, though this may not apply to you). The other thing to note is that nursing is one of those rare subjects where it doesn't really matter if you go to a RG uni or not - all nursing graduates have excellent career opportunities. That said, if you were considering going into research at a later date, some RG unis tend to produce a lot of research nurses (I know this is the case for Uni of Manchester).

But anyway, some RG unis will consider you e.g.
http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/Undergr...tail/B740.html
http://www.nursing.manchester.ac.uk/...ode=07870&pg=3
oh ok thank you,

I am just worried about getting into university as I checked the UCAS points for A-level (Double) Health and social care which was 120 points,however I have tomorrow to decide whether I should do BTEC Law level 3 or As law...I think I wont have enough UCAS points

Also majority of the universities do not count general studies such as law
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oh ok thank you,

I am just worried about getting into university as I checked the UCAS points for A-level (Double) Health and social care which was 120 points,however I have tomorrow to decide whether I should do BTEC Law level 3 or As law...I think I wont have enough UCAS points

Also majority of the universities do not count general studies such as law
Double A Levels attract the same number of points as two single A Levels of equivalent grade. Have a look at this - you need to look at the first column of the first table for your double A Level in health and social care, and at the third column of the same table for your law A level http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works.../tariff-tables You then add together the scores to reach your UCAS point total e.g. if you got BBC at the end of your two years, you would have 280 UCAS points.

When universities say that they don't accept general studies, they're talking about the A level that is called general studies http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/gener...studies-a-2760 Law is completely unrelated to general studies A Level.

I would advise doing A Level law instead of the BTEC - universities can sometimes be a bit funny about mixing BTECs with A Levels, and due to their vocational nature, BTECs tend to viewed as being relatively soft.

If you get the grades during your A Levels, then you will have enough UCAS points to progress on to a nursing degree. You should go out and do your own research, but you'll find that nursing degrees will typically ask for B and C grades at A Level, plus they will have specific requirements for your GCSEs (this will vary from uni to uni). Do remember that you will also need some hands on caring experience to make a strong application for nursing (it's a very competitive subject nowadays) so that's another thing to do during Y12.
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