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    Does anyone know if it's possible to not sit my As exams this year and do them all next year? And do you have to register for an exam to sit it?
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    (Original post by Chelseabebb)
    Does anyone know if it's possible to not sit my As exams this year and do them all next year? And do you have to register for an exam to sit it?
    You don't say anything about the circumstances so it's impossible to say for sure. The examiners don't care when you take the exams but If you are in school or college they are very unlikely to allow it unless there are very compelling reasons for it.

    And yes, you have to be entered for an A level exam in advance to be able to sit it. Entries can be done at any time they just get more expensive the closer you are to the exam.

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    There has been a change in the way exams are now managed, apparently everyone is taking their exam in Year 13 AS and A-Level. However you can recommend retaking a year, though this may still leave you with taking the AS? or speak to your teacher about your concerns on doing the AS next year and they may make changes. I'm not so sure how your course are run and how the specification has set it out in terms of when exams are to be done. I just know that they changed the whole scheme and everyone is taking their AS and A-Level at the end of Year 13 around early May.

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    (Original post by LemonadeAspire)
    There has been a change in the way exams are now managed, apparently everyone is taking their exam in Year 13 AS and A-Level. However you can recommend retaking a year, though this may still leave you with taking the AS? or speak to your teacher about your concerns on doing the AS next year and they may make changes. I'm not so sure how your course are run and how the specification has set it out in terms of when exams are to be done. I just know that they changed the whole scheme and everyone is taking their AS and A-Level at the end of Year 13 around early May.
    Agreed its a confusing situation with both old and new A levels currently available. For most candidates taking reformed A levels they won't take AS exams at all if they are completing the full A level. Some schools are entering candidates for reformed AS exams, if they missed them in year 12 they wouldn't do them in year 13. They would as you say just take the complete A level exams at the end of year 13.

    Whether the exams have change to the new linear format depends on
    1. Which subject - not all subjects have changed yet
    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...a-level-reform
    2. Which examiner and in which country - different reforms are happening in Wales and Northern Ireland
    3. Whether the candidate is sitting international A levels - they are unaffected by the changes
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    My college is sitting the as exams this years but we are doing the new a levels
    I lost my dad a few weeks ago and I just don't think I'll be ready to sit the exams in a couple of months, it still hasn't sunk in. Also I have depression and a eating disorder and I think they could possibly get worse because of what's happened.
    Sorry for being vague in my question its just I feel uncomfortable sharing this much information.
    Thanks for all your help!
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    (Original post by Chelseabebb)
    My college is sitting the as exams this years but we are doing the new a levels
    I lost my dad a few weeks ago and I just don't think I'll be ready to sit the exams in a couple of months, it still hasn't sunk in. Also I have depression and a eating disorder and I think they could possibly get worse because of what's happened.
    Sorry for being vague in my question its just I feel uncomfortable sharing this much information.
    Thanks for all your help!
    No need to apologise for wanting to keep you personal life private.
    Talk to someone you trust at your college. If they agree it's best if you don't sit the AS exams this summer then you won't sit them at all, you'll just take the same full A level exams that everyone else takes at the end of the course.


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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    Agreed its a confusing situation with both old and new A levels currently available. For most candidates taking reformed A levels they won't take AS exams at all if they are completing the full A level. Some schools are entering candidates for reformed AS exams, if they missed them in year 12 they wouldn't do them in year 13. They would as you say just take the complete A level exams at the end of year 13.

    Whether the exams have change to the new linear format depends on
    1. Which subject - not all subjects have changed yet
    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...a-level-reform
    2. Which examiner and in which country - different reforms are happening in Wales and Northern Ireland
    3. Whether the candidate is sitting international A levels - they are unaffected by the changes
    Ahh, I see now haha sorry I must have read your other comment incorrectly! I agree with what you stated above. The whole process is confusing and harder to pick up though I do wish the best of luck for those retaking!
 
 
 
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