Join TSR now and get all your revision questions answeredSign up now
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I like two of my AS subjects but hate the other two because of the way that they were taught and the exam boards for them are rubbish.

    If I drop 2 AS subjects, what options do I have?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Double btec or do a third year
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ilham007)
    Double btec or do a third year
    Can't do a third year because of A-Level reforms. Would have to do it under the new style. I want to go to a Russell Group uni and they don't accept Btec's .

    I'm getting A's in maths and chemistry, just hate my other subjects.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    You could try doing a whole A level in one year


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by LiquidGold)
    You could try doing a whole A level in one year


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Hmm I wouldn't mind but it would have to be an A-Level that isn't too intensive, considering that I want to take Maths and Chemistry into A2. Both of those are 'facilitating subjects' which Russell Groups want, so what's a good A-Level to take in one year? Business Studies?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Yeah business studies is a really great A-level, I'm currently doing that for my AS too, its really helpful there is a lot of coursework and there is no exam, but that depends becuz im doing a b-tec. Its best to get an extra A-level in I think.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I wanted to do a third year as well
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ilham007)
    I wanted to do a third year as well
    How come?
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by BlackDynamite)
    Can't do a third year because of A-Level reforms. Would have to do it under the new style. I want to go to a Russell Group uni and they don't accept Btec's .

    I'm getting A's in maths and chemistry, just hate my other subjects.
    Russel group universities do accept BTECS. Not all, but most do. Also, you can fast tract a subject next year or do an EPQ.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Async)
    Russel group universities do accept BTECS. Not all, but most do. Also, you can fast tract a subject next year or do an EPQ.
    I was looking to apply somewhere in London, can't move out. I also wanted to do Economics or maybe Pharmacy, those subjects don't allow BTECs They usually state their offers from 3 A Levels.

    I guess my only option is to fast track a subject, not sure which one though.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by BlackDynamite)
    I was looking to apply somewhere in London, can't move out. I also wanted to do Economics or maybe Pharmacy, those subjects don't allow BTECs They usually state their offers from 3 A Levels.

    I guess my only option is to fast track a subject, not sure which one though.
    At the moment, I would focus on doing the best you can in your exams - several unis I know of (e.g. UCL) will at least want to see a pass in the subject you've taken to AS level, so don't completely disregard them.

    As for other subjects, I would perhaps go for an 'easier' option given that you already have 2 solid 'traditional' subjects. There's a complete list of A-level courses here, once your exams have finished I would advise looking at the syllabuses of the courses and seeing what you'd enjoy. You could also potentially ask your teachers if you're planning on taking it at your school/college.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by smile:D)
    At the moment, I would focus on doing the best you can in your exams - several unis I know of (e.g. UCL) will at least want to see a pass in the subject you've taken to AS level, so don't completely disregard them.

    As for other subjects, I would perhaps go for an 'easier' option given that you already have 2 solid 'traditional' subjects. There's a complete list of A-level courses here, once your exams have finished I would advise looking at the syllabuses of the courses and seeing what you'd enjoy. You could also potentially ask your teachers if you're planning on taking it at your school/college.
    Yeah I haven't completely written off the subjects, still going to try Haven't asked my teachers yet so I may not even be allowed to pick up a full A level (hopefully I can)

    Thanks for the link, very useful.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    If a person sits AS-levels this year are they able to resit them next year despite the fact that it's the year that the new reforms are being introduced?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mr.Samba)
    If a person sits AS-levels this year are they able to resit them next year despite the fact that it's the year that the new reforms are being introduced?
    I think Ofqual are waiting to make a decision on whether resits will be allowed or not.

    The reforms has left everyone in a really weird position.
 
 
 
Poll
How are you feeling about GCSE Results Day?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Sponsored content:

HEAR

HEAR

Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.