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    I have multiple questions as I clearly didn't get a good enough explanation to understand past my current mocks.

    I take 4 AS-levels, one of which I will probably do terrible on. /IF/ I were to get an E/F/U in my final exam, would it be ignored? Could I just drop this class and go onto A2? (or would I have to retake it?)

    Also - how do UCAS points combine? I remember seeing a presentation at the start of my school year about something related to this, but my memory isn't that good.
    What I mean is, (for example) I get A B B C at AS-level, then B B B at A2, do all of these grades combine to produce the final UCAS total? Or are certain courses excluded?

    I understand stuff like this is persistently changing, but even current information or what happened when you went through it is fine. I just need a general idea since I haven't been given one by my school.
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    (Original post by mythical6)
    I have multiple questions as I clearly didn't get a good enough explanation to understand past my current mocks.

    I take 4 AS-levels, one of which I will probably do terrible on. /IF/ I were to get an E/F/U in my final exam, would it be ignored? Could I just drop this class and go onto A2? (or would I have to retake it?)

    Also - how do UCAS points combine? I remember seeing a presentation at the start of my school year about something related to this, but my memory isn't that good.
    What I mean is, (for example) I get A B B C at AS-level, then B B B at A2, do all of these grades combine to produce the final UCAS total? Or are certain courses excluded?

    I understand stuff like this is persistently changing, but even current information or what happened when you went through it is fine. I just need a general idea since I haven't been given one by my school.
    1) You can't get an 'F' in A-Level. A*(A2 only)ABCDEU are the only grades. Yes you could drop it but it would still need to be declared on UCAS.

    2) BBB in A-Level (AS and A2 combine) would be 300 UCAS points. This UCAS tariff should explain everything. You would not get separate points for AS and A2. EXCEPT if you have a stand-alone AS qualification. https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergradu...iff-tables/946


    Which A-Levels are you taking?
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    It would depend on what course you were applying for, and possibly the university. Some do specify that they want a certain grade in your AS subject, but the majority don't. You still need to put it down on UCAS though, just the same as any other exam that you were planning on retaking.

    For the subjects you carry on to A2, you only get the points for the A2, not the points that you would have gained at AS if you had dropped it. So if you got BBB and a C in the AS subject you dropped, you'd get 100 + 100 + 100 + 40, however you may find that some universities don't accept the C from AS in your offer. Normally they don't include points from things like General Studies or Critical Thinking, but again, there are some exceptions.
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    (Original post by oswalds)
    It would depend on what course you were applying for, and possibly the university. Some do specify that they want a certain grade in your AS subject, but the majority don't. You still need to put it down on UCAS though, just the same as any other exam that you were planning on retaking.

    For the subjects you carry on to A2, you only get the points for the A2, not the points that you would have gained at AS if you had dropped it. So if you got BBB and a C in the AS subject you dropped, you'd get 100 + 100 + 100 + 40, however you may find that some universities don't accept the C from AS in your offer. Normally they don't include points from things like General Studies or Critical Thinking, but again, there are some exceptions.
    The course I wish to apply for requires the usual Cs at GCSE and 280pts at A2. Again, however, I'm still a ways off applying so this could change. I'm only asking about this now due to the misinformation (or lack of information) officially given to me from school.

    It's Sociology that I'm pretty sure I'll do worse in (obviously depending on my determination) but I'm definitely going to drop it, no matter the case.

    Thank you!
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    (Original post by emiloujess)
    1) You can't get an 'F' in A-Level. A*(A2 only)ABCDEU are the only grades. Yes you could drop it but it would still need to be declared on UCAS.

    2) BBB in A-Level (AS and A2 combine) would be 300 UCAS points. This UCAS tariff should explain everything. You would not get separate points for AS and A2. EXCEPT if you have a stand-alone AS qualification. https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergradu...iff-tables/946


    Which A-Levels are you taking?
    I had actually looked at that table but still had to ask, ha! But after reading responses on here I understand it much more clearly.
    Thanks!

    I'm taking Media, Psychology, English Lit and (soon to be dropped) Sociology.
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    (Original post by mythical6)
    I had actually looked at that table but still had to ask, ha! But after reading responses on here I understand it much more clearly.
    Thanks!

    I'm taking Media, Psychology, English Lit and (soon to be dropped) Sociology.
    No problem

    I'm A2 Psychology, Sociology and Film Studies
 
 
 
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