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would i do german at the end of year 13 but maths at the end of year 12
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I heard that you do your all exams at the end of the year - no coursework.

I believe you can drop an AS after a year.

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Basically AS Levels have been scrapped for most subjects (you can still do them but they won't count towards your final mark, it would just be an extra qualification). Instead, the exams are all taken at the end of the two years - I believe coursework (e.g. in science) has also been scrapped. Additionally, they have all been made harder, especially the sciences which are becoming more math-based and Maths as well I believe.

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So could somebody explain to me the changes that have occurred to A Levels (from this september). i'm picking my a levels soon and I was kinda confused.
When it says modular, does that mean you can still drop it after one year? and would that still be an AS? Would you get results the summer you did that, or have to wait till next summer?
any explanation would be appreciated.
The changes are explained here
https://www.gov.uk/government/public...a-level-reform

How many subjects you are allowed to start, which you can take an AS in and what you can drop will depend on where you choose to study. Different schools and colleges have adopted different strategies to respond to the changes.

Most subjects will have changed by the start of next year, but not all. See the link above.
Current A levels are modular. Results from AS exams count as half of the full A level. You can resit individual AS or A2 units to improve your grade. If your chosen subject hasn't changed when you start A levels then this will still apply to that subject.
New A levels are linear. You can take and be awarded an AS in any of them (if your school chooses to enable this) but the results don't contribute to your full A level grade. You will be tested on the full 2 years of learning at the end of the course. If you need to resit to improve your grade you will take the full set of A level exams again.


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Basically AS Levels have been scrapped for most subjects (you can still do them but they won't count towards your final mark, it would just be an extra qualification). Instead, the exams are all taken at the end of the two years - I believe coursework (e.g. in science) has also been scrapped. Additionally, they have all been made harder, especially the sciences which are becoming more math-based and Maths as well I believe.

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Although the practical exams no longer count towards your final grade, science subjects still have a set of practical assessments that you have to take and pass to fully complete the A level.
Maths has not yet changed and won't until 2 year courses that start in September 2017 with full A level exams in 2019.


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Although the practical exams no longer count towards your final grade, science subjects still have a set of practical assessments that you have to take and pass to fully complete the A level.
Maths has not yet changed and won't until 2 year courses that start in September 2017 with full A level exams in 2019.


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Ah, ok. I find it difficult to know which ones have changed as my school decided to go fully linear
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Ah, ok. I find it difficult to know which ones have changed as my school decided to go fully linear
Yup, it's potentially confusing because schools are doing different things as they respond to the changes. Best plan is to ask for detailed clarification from the sixth form/colleges you apply to.

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