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    year 12 who did four alevels but today dropped one and intending to take these three alevels onto a2 level. its too late for me to pick up a new subject (family issues as to why i didnt drop it earlier) but will having one less as level affect my uni situations greatly????????
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    if your teachers think you can catch up on the work then its worth a shot to ask!! it may take a lot of time up but you should catch up quickly! having three wont affect uni offers, as they only ask for 3 A levels at the end of A2. however, if where you're thinking of applying asks for ucas points, it may be good to consider doing 4 to boost up your points. having 4 isn't essential as almost all people only carry on 3 at A2, so many people in my sixth form only did 3 in AS and have all got offers
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    also! - in A2 you may get the chance to do the EPQ, which equates to an AS level, so if you only do three AS's this year, doing the EPQ next year can get you the points as if you were to do 4 AS's. Epq's are highly valued by both uni's and employers
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    (Original post by meganwd97)
    if your teachers think you can catch up on the work then its worth a shot to ask!! it may take a lot of time up but you should catch up quickly! having three wont affect uni offers, as they only ask for 3 A levels at the end of A2. however, if where you're thinking of applying asks for ucas points, it may be good to consider doing 4 to boost up your points. having 4 isn't essential as almost all people only carry on 3 at A2, so many people in my sixth form only did 3 in AS and have all got offers
    thank you so much!! however I cant pick up a 4th subject now, I already asked:/ since im doing three alevels now i was intending to work really hard to get top grades in those- does higher grades mean more ucas points??/
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    No. A lot of students in your year are only starting with 3 subjects :fluffy:

    It shouldn't be too late - worth a shot. Ask.
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    (Original post by mkla.p)
    thank you so much!! however I cant pick up a 4th subject now, I already asked:/ since im doing three alevels now i was intending to work really hard to get top grades in those- does higher grades mean more ucas points??/
    dont worry about it! as i said doing the EPQ next year enables you to get the same points as an AS, so basically you would still be doing an AS and 3 A levels but just in the second year. EPQ is also good as it doesnt last all year so should be done by the exam term!

    and yes! this is the table:

    A = 60, B=50, C=40, D=30, E=20

    A* = 140, A=120, B=100, C=80 D=60, E=40

    note the first is AS and second is A2!


    so if your uni asks you for ucas points, its worth doing the epq to boost up the points! also, some uni's such as southampton offer you lower entry requirements if you do well in the epq! dont feel it is completely necessary though! if you feel as though you can do well with the three a levels then go for it! EPQ is just a little extra to help points and boost your personal statement!
 
 
 
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