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I am probably in the worst possible situation right now... A-Levels watch

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    I tend to over think stuff so a problem came up in my head and I realised that there may be no way around it.

    Ok so the story is, I failed my AS-Levels last year (I completely regret that and I've gotten over it) and now I'm retaking all my A-Levels in addition to another A-level that I'm self studying. I'm doing this all outside of school, at home. I don't go to school anymore. Thing is, I'm doing maths, Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. Maths and Psychology are fine but since I'm doing the old specification for bio and chemistry... how ON EARTH AM I GOING TO DO THE COURSEWORK FOR A2 NEXT YEAR?

    I've done really well on the coursework for AS biology and chem but since the old spec is being scrapped.... after this year (if all goes well) I will try to do A2 chem and bio but how am I going to do the coursework? I want to join school again next year but I realised the spec is going to be completely different......



    Please can someone clarify this for me since on the new spec the coursework has been scrapped.

    P.S I already paid for all my exams at a local exam centre and cashed in all my coursework.
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    (Original post by Montypower)
    I tend to over think stuff so a problem came up in my head and I realised that there may be no way around it.

    Ok so the story is, I failed my AS-Levels last year (I completely regret that and I've gotten over it) and now I'm retaking all my A-Levels in addition to another A-level that I'm self-studying. I'm doing this all outside of school, at home. I don't go to school anymore. The thing is, I'm doing maths, Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. Maths and Psychology are fine but since I'm doing the old specification for bio and chemistry... how ON EARTH AM I GOING TO DO THE COURSEWORK FOR A2 NEXT YEAR?

    I've done really well on the coursework for AS biology and chem but since the old spec is being scrapped.... after this year (if all goes well) I will try to do A2 chem and bio but how am I going to do the coursework? I want to join school again next year, but I realised the spec is going to be completely different......



    Please can someone clarify this for me since on the new spec the coursework has been scrapped.

    P.S I already paid for all my exams at a local exam centre and cashed in all my coursework.
    I failed AS Chemistry last year too, and I'm retaking, but on the new spec. There's no coursework in the new spec. You won't be able to join the A2 chemistry if you haven't done the first year, I think. You should have started with the reformed chemistry this year because it's now a new A level. After you have done the AS exams for biology, and chemistry, you won't be able to take the second year of them, as they will no longer exist. Try and see if you can do the reformed biology and chemistry at school so that you can do the A2 year.
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    There is no coursework element to science a levels, at least not on my exam boards

    You have to do a "practical endorsement" that is not graded or will affect your overall grade, but it doesn't really matter and is just a series of practicals and write ups
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    (Original post by Montypower)
    I tend to over think stuff so a problem came up in my head and I realised that there may be no way around it.

    Ok so the story is, I failed my AS-Levels last year (I completely regret that and I've gotten over it) and now I'm retaking all my A-Levels in addition to another A-level that I'm self studying. I'm doing this all outside of school, at home. I don't go to school anymore. Thing is, I'm doing maths, Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. Maths and Psychology are fine but since I'm doing the old specification for bio and chemistry... how ON EARTH AM I GOING TO DO THE COURSEWORK FOR A2 NEXT YEAR?

    I've done really well on the coursework for AS biology and chem but since the old spec is being scrapped.... after this year (if all goes well) I will try to do A2 chem and bio but how am I going to do the coursework? I want to join school again next year but I realised the spec is going to be completely different......



    Please can someone clarify this for me since on the new spec the coursework has been scrapped.

    P.S I already paid for all my exams at a local exam centre and cashed in all my coursework.


    I'd assume anyone who has started the course can finish it, i'm retaking AS biology and doing it at A2 at the same time, whilst those that retook the year are on the new course.

    My case is that I will redo the exam again, whereas they started the course again, but must do the new one instead.

    What you should be able to do, is take a 'resit' for the coursework unit, just like you would resit the exam. They would then give you a date for the resit, and you'd probably do the coursework paper then too, only you wouldn't be retaking, just being assessed...
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    Don't be stupid and do the new specification for biology and chemistry because no schools will accept you for a2 with the old spec. If you want to do the old spec the only option for you is to do a fast-track which is as and a2 exams in one year otherwise if you are doing as old spec their is no point and a waste of time and money.
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    (Original post by ilovebrownies:D)
    I failed AS Chemistry last year too, and I'm retaking, but on the new spec. There's no coursework in the new spec. You won't be able to join the A2 chemistry if you haven't done the first year, I think. You should have started with the reformed chemistry this year because it's now a new A level. After you have done the AS exams for biology, and chemistry, you won't be able to take the second year of them, as they will no longer exist. Try and see if you can do the reformed biology and chemistry at school so that you can do the A2 year.
    Hi, I know your re-taking it on the new spec but will you be sitting the exam next year then?
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    Hi, I know your re-taking it on the new spec but will you be sitting the exam next year then?
    Many schools are making students take them for AS, because we need them for UCAS to show unis an indication of our abilities.
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    Hi, I know your re-taking it on the new spec but will you be sitting the exam next year then?
    Yeah next year with the rest of my A2 exams. Then I'll do A2 chemistry next year (3rd year of sixth form).
 
 
 
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