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So basically I'm starting my a levels in September 2016, a levels have changed and now apparently we don't do AS we only do A2 or something like that? Does this mean I cant drop any subjects after one year.

Please can someone explain this to me and does it apply to all subjects. Does anyone know if it applies to maths, DT product design, economics, sociology

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Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific Study Help forum should help get responses.

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Basically, the subjects that are linear (eg: sociology) it means that there are no exams at AS, therefore you will be tested on all your knowledge from the 2 years in your second year of A levels. You can still do exams at AS but if you decide to carry the subject on, that grade will not count towards your final grade. Hope that's helped😊


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So basically I'm starting my a levels in September 2016, a levels have changed and now apparently we don't do AS we only do A2 or something like that? Does this mean I cant drop any subjects after one year.

Please can someone explain this to me and does it apply to all subjects. Does anyone know if it applies to maths, DT product design, economics, sociology

THANKS SO MUCH
The changes are described fully here
https://www.gov.uk/government/public...a-level-reform

Different subjects change at different times, the details are given in the above link. Maths does not change until courses that start in 2017 with exams in 2019.
AS still exists, though you might not take them (your school college will decide, you'll need to ask them) and if you do your results don't count towards the final A level grade.
You may be able to start 4 and drop 1 at some point during your study. Some schools are making students pick just 3, some are allowing you to pick 4 and drop one around Xmas. Some are allowing 4 but you must decide which will just be an AS taken in year 12. Some are allowing 4, sitting 4 AS and allowing students to drop one after August results. You will need to discuss your options with your school/college.
The new qualifications are linear meaning the whole two years of content will be tested in full A level exams at the end of the course.

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The changes are described fully here
https://www.gov.uk/government/public...a-level-reform

Different subjects change at different times, the details are given in the above link. Maths does not change until courses that start in 2017 with exams in 2019.
AS still exists, though you might not take them (your school college will decide, you'll need to ask them) and if you do your results don't count towards the final A level grade.
You may be able to start 4 and drop 1 at some point during your study. Some schools are making students pick just 3, some are allowing you to pick 4 and drop one around Xmas. Some are allowing 4 but you must decide which will just be an AS taken in year 12. Some are allowing 4, sitting 4 AS and allowing students to drop one after August results. You will need to discuss your options with your school/college.
The new qualifications are linear meaning the whole two years of content will be tested in full A level exams at the end of the course.

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ok thanks alot, so if i start maths in 2016 september, the course wont have changed yet and I do AS then A2?
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