Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Okay so the short story of my current predicament is quite simple. I am studying 3 A levels that are useless for getting me into the Uni I want to go into to study my course. However, I have just completed the AS parts of these A levels and thought that it would be best to finish them as they might make some sort of small contribution to getting me in. If I went back to college and studied the A levels they ask for and complete the ones I am currently studying then will I have a greater chance of getting in? As I will have 6 A levels? I'm unsure if this is the best idea.

    Need help

    Thanks



    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Posted from TSR Mobile

    Depends on the subjects your currently studying. If they are facilitating subjects which are useful for a range of courses th n I'd suggest sticking it out , but if they are specific for a degree you no longer want to do , then I'd say dont waste a year doing something you dont need too. If these a levels are not accepted by them its unlikely they would benefit you with admission
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by RJMclean777)
    Okay so the short story of my current predicament is quite simple. I am studying 3 A levels that are useless for getting me into the Uni I want to go into to study my course. However, I have just completed the AS parts of these A levels and thought that it would be best to finish them as they might make some sort of small contribution to getting me in. If I went back to college and studied the A levels they ask for and complete the ones I am currently studying then will I have a greater chance of getting in? As I will have 6 A levels? I'm unsure if this is the best idea.

    Need help

    Thanks



    Posted from TSR Mobile
    University offers are made on the basis of three A levels and having six will not benefit you particularly, especially if the workload leads to lower grades in the three that matter. It would help you only if the offer made to you was not specific about which subjects required which grades, but if certain subjects are essential for the course, it's unlikely that they would make this kind of offer anyway. Starting afresh with the subjects you need would be my advice.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    University offers are made on the basis of three A levels and having six will not benefit you particularly, especially if the workload leads to lower grades in the three that matter. It would help you only if the offer made to you was not specific about which subjects required which grades, but if certain subjects are essential for the course, it's unlikely that they would make this kind of offer anyway. Starting afresh with the subjects you need would be my advice.
    So you think that I should leave my current subjects at AS level and choose the correct ones?


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by RJMclean777)
    So you think that I should leave my current subjects at AS level and choose the correct ones?


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    That'd be my view, if they are all useless for what you want to do, but of course opinions vary. You'll be doing another 2 years anyway, so I'd go for the traditional option. You don't want to spread yourself too thinly. You could do three new ones and one of the old ASs as your fourth subject if you felt like it.
 
 
 

University open days

  • Sheffield Hallam University
    City Campus Postgraduate
    Wed, 17 Oct '18
  • Staffordshire University
    Nursing and Midwifery Undergraduate
    Wed, 17 Oct '18
  • Teesside University
    Undergraduate open day Undergraduate
    Wed, 17 Oct '18
Poll
Who is most responsible for your success at university
Applying to uni

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Graduates celebrate

How to write a good personal statement

Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

Uni match

Uni match

Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Two students working together

A-Z of universities

Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

A student working on a computer

Personal statement help

Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student looking down a microscope

Planning open days

Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

Help out other students

These questions still need an answer

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

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