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    Hi everyone, I have a question in which I would really appreciate some help.
    I am currently in Year 13 after doing 3 as levels. I already have 2 complete a levels at grade A which are Spanish and German, so I am doing a total of five.
    My other 3 subjects are physics, maths and ICT. I didn't get the results i expected at as but i resat maths to improve them.
    I'm doing Maths and Physics from CIE
    ICT is from AQA
    Also my other exams which were German and Spanish were also CIE
    Okay, I am planning on studying Mechanical Engineering in either England, Scotland or Germany, I have already looked at the university courses.
    My question is if you recommend dropping the A2 ICT as it takes up a lot of time with the coursework, and I need to get good grades in Maths and Physics. Taking into account that i already have two complete a levels, I would have 4 if I drop ICT.
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    My advice would be to contact Universities you are interested in applying to - only they can decide whether if keeping ICT to A2 level would make your application more competitive. Also, are you fluent in Spanish and German? Some universities almost discount A levels in languages you have fluency in, one reason why I myself didn't take German as an extra.


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    (Original post by spmenz123)
    My advice would be to contact Universities you are interested in applying to - only they can decide whether if keeping ICT to A2 level would make your application more competitive. Also, are you fluent in Spanish and German? Some universities almost discount A levels in languages you have fluency in, one reason why I myself didn't take German as an extra.


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    I am fluent in 4 languages, but I guess they still count it as I learned 2 of them in School, and I thought it would help in the application.
    Anyway, thanks for the advice, I will send out some emails to the universities, hadn't thought of it.
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    From what I remember, some unis do have a problem with you studying an "advanced curriculum". In other words, they're looking for you, at some point, to sit 3 full A Levels in two years. It doesn't matter how many you do before that (most do none), so long as you have done 3 full A Levels in two years or less.If you drop IT,then even though you'll still have four A Levels, you wouldn't have done them in 2 years or less. I'm pretty sure that the top unis actually would have a problem with that. I don't know what their view of it is (emailing them is a good idea), but I imagine it consists of making you a higher offer than usual. Like I said though, you really do need to check with the unis - some might not even consider your application if you drop IT (Oxbridge I imagine), while others might not care.Basically, don't drop IT. Even if you drop it and just do Maths and Physics, the unis will more than likely give you a higher offer anyway to counteract your lack of IT.
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    (Original post by ChuckHades)
    From what I remember, some unis do have a problem with you studying an "advanced curriculum". In other words, they're looking for you, at some point, to sit 3 full A Levels in two years. It doesn't matter how many you do before that (most do none), so long as you have done 3 full A Levels in two years or less.If you drop IT,then even though you'll still have four A Levels, you wouldn't have done them in 2 years or less. I'm pretty sure that the top unis actually would have a problem with that. I don't know what their view of it is (emailing them is a good idea), but I imagine it consists of making you a higher offer than usual. Like I said though, you really do need to check with the unis - some might not even consider your application if you drop IT (Oxbridge I imagine), while others might not care.Basically, don't drop IT. Even if you drop it and just do Maths and Physics, the unis will more than likely give you a higher offer anyway to counteract your lack of IT.
    I probably second this notion.


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