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    AS is like half of an A2
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    (Original post by hxfsxh)
    AS is like half of an A2
    Basically, yh.
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    A Levels comprise of two parts,

    AS Levels - 50%
    A2 Levels - 50%

    Together they make the A Level
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    It's changed for most subjects now though, like the sciences.

    AS has become a stand alone qualification for the subjects that have changed.


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    (Original post by Formless)
    A Levels comprise of two parts,

    AS Levels - 50%
    A2 Levels - 50%

    Together they make the A Level
    great thankyou
    do you have to do both the A's to make a whole or can people only do half and get a qual out of it? i only ask as im trying to make sense of some of the threads iv seen on here
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    AS is like getting hit by a bus and then A2 is like the bus reversing back over your crippled body.
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    (Original post by TheGreatImposter)
    AS is like getting hit by a bus and then A2 is like the bus reversing back over your crippled body.
    sounds intense
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    great thankyou
    do you have to do both the A's to make a whole or can people only do half and get a qual out of it? i only ask as im trying to make sense of some of the threads iv seen on here
    Yeah for sure, the convention for most UK Schools is that College/Sixthform is 2 years.
    In year one they do 4 AS Levels, at the end of the year they complete exams and obtain 4 AS Level qualifications.

    Students can then pursue the subjects they want to get a full A Level in, which requires another year and A2 Level exams. Most take 3 on to A2, They still have an AS in that fourth subject as a qualification (Half an a level, if you will)

    Note that the system has changed this year, Students now do all (AS and A2) exams at the end of the 2 years.
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
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    The system is changing but if you haven't taken them yet then this is the new procedure that would apply to you.

    You start studying, you can take AS exams (generally 2 per subject) after a year and get a grade and then stop or carry on. An AS level is worth 40% of a full A level. Whether or not you took the AS level, you can carry on studying and at the end of the second year you take A level exams (generally 3 of them) and get an A level grade.
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    (Original post by TheGreatImposter)
    AS is like getting hit by a bus and then A2 is like the bus reversing back over your crippled body.
    loool i cant deal
 
 
 
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