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    • Thread Starter

    Hi, I want to drop psychology now because by the way things are looking at the moment I'm probably going to get a D and it'll be really hard for me to even pass because I've lost a lot of the work I done earlier in the year etc. I just really don't enjoy this subject and would honestly love to drop it today, but I'm worried about whether universities will take this into account when I apply to them next year? thanks x


    To be honest, it very much depends on the uni as to whether or not they care.

    Generally speaking, uni's that place emphasis on AS grades sometimes state so on their website - if they don't mention anything then they may not mind too much.

    That being said, if the unis you end up applying to do interviews I would assume it to be the sort of thing that would come up (reasons you dropped the course etc.) and I can also see a situation where you may be rejected if there are plenty of other similar candidates who *did* complete 4 AS levels.

    Hope this helps, and feel free to ask any questions.
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    Welcome Squad
    How many A levels will you be left with if you drop Psychology?

    Are you doing 4 AS? If so, they don't have to know. If you don't sit an exam it does not have to be entered on ucas.

    As long as you have three other subjects that you will be carrying on to A2, it shouldn't really matter, unless you apply for course which specifies a certain grade in a 4th AS level. Some schools only let you do 3 AS levels anyway, and if you drop it before you do the exam you won't even need to put it on your UCAS, so universities won't know.

    Universities see your AS results and most competitive ones require you to do 4 AS levels. They'll definitely know if you drop it or if you fail it...
    You can contact some universities you might be interested in and ask if they require you to do 4 AS levels.
    • Thread Starter

    I haven't yet decided on what university I want to go to but I've been thinking either bristol, sheffield or york, and right now I'm doing sociology, history and philosophy&ethics which I'm thinking I'll probably get A's in this year
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