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    Hey guys,
    by the time I start think about applications and applying for uni around September time, I may only have 2 actaul AS levels results then in my final A level one predicted grade because I missed the entry deadline for one (long story) meaning I would have to sit AS and A2 next summer 2017.
    Would universities mind? I'll still end up having 3 A levels but when applying it would mean me only having 2 AS actual grades with one predicted grade.
    Thanks guys!
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    (Original post by Cherry82)
    Hey guys,
    by the time I start think about applications and applying for uni around September time, I may only have 2 actaul AS levels results then in my final A level one predicted grade because I missed the entry deadline for one (long story) meaning I would have to sit AS and A2 next summer 2017.
    Would universities mind? I'll still end up having 3 A levels but when applying it would mean me only having 2 AS actual grades with one predicted grade.
    Thanks guys!
    I'm pretty sure this won't be an issue for universities. I would ask your referee to explain the situation in your reference, just so the uni is clear exactly what is going on and what qualifications you will have next summer.

    It's very likely that due to the changes to A-levels, most unis wouldn't mind if you didn't sit the AS in one subject at all so long as your referee explains.
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    (Original post by SlowlorisIncognito)
    I'm pretty sure this won't be an issue for universities. I would ask your referee to explain the situation in your reference, just so the uni is clear exactly what is going on and what qualifications you will have next summer.

    It's very likely that due to the changes to A-levels, most unis wouldn't mind if you didn't sit the AS in one subject at all so long as your referee explains.
    Oh cool. With the changes though, students would either have a mock grade or an actual AS grade and because I would have neither thought it would be a problem. Just praying it works out. I was thinking of applying after obtaining my results. But thanks for your help!
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    (Original post by Cherry82)
    Oh cool. With the changes though, students would either have a mock grade or an actual AS grade and because I would have neither thought it would be a problem. Just praying it works out. I was thinking of applying after obtaining my results. But thanks for your help!
    Even if you don't have a mock grade, so long as your teachers can explain the situation and justify your predicted grades, most universities will probably be ok with this. If you're really concerned you could email the unis you want to apply to before you apply and check that this will be ok.

    I don't think it's worth taking a gap year over, although if you want to take a gap year anyway, applying post results might be a less stressful route.
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    (Original post by SlowlorisIncognito)
    Even if you don't have a mock grade, so long as your teachers can explain the situation and justify your predicted grades, most universities will probably be ok with this. If you're really concerned you could email the unis you want to apply to before you apply and check that this will be ok.

    I don't think it's worth taking a gap year over, although if you want to take a gap year anyway, applying post results might be a less stressful route.
    Thanks!
    Oh how come? I wanted to take a gap year before to gain some work experience, using the extra time I have to know what uni course would best suite me. My friends said the same thing but mainly because I am repeating year 12 meaning taking a gap year would result to me losing 2 years. I would like to work in the music business doing some independent work so was hoping of gaining some experience at a record label and even travelling to get a better idea of the world then start the following year studying economics/business management at uni. What I want to do doesn't require a degree but due to the world we live in now, my parents stress the notion of financial stability.
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    (Original post by Cherry82)
    Thanks!
    Oh how come? I wanted to take a gap year before to gain some work experience, using the extra time I have to know what uni course would best suite me. My friends said the same thing but mainly because I am repeating year 12 meaning taking a gap year would result to me losing 2 years. I would like to work in the music business doing some independent work so was hoping of gaining some experience at a record label and even travelling to get a better idea of the world then start the following year studying economics/business management at uni. What I want to do doesn't require a degree but due to the world we live in now, my parents stress the notion of financial stability.
    Sorry, my previous post probably wasn't that clear. What I meant was that if you weren't considering a gap year for any other reason, then you wouldn't need to just because you aren't taking a subject at AS.

    If you want to take a gap year for other reasons like gaining work experience then go for it.

    Don't worry about being two years "behind"- loads of people don't go to uni at 18, and if you have lots of relevant work experience, you'll be much more employable when you graduate.
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    (Original post by SlowlorisIncognito)
    Sorry, my previous post probably wasn't that clear. What I meant was that if you weren't considering a gap year for any other reason, then you wouldn't need to just because you aren't taking a subject at AS.

    If you want to take a gap year for other reasons like gaining work experience then go for it.

    Don't worry about being two years "behind"- loads of people don't go to uni at 18, and if you have lots of relevant work experience, you'll be much more employable when you graduate.
    Ah, I understand now. Thanks for clarifying
    Phew, reading that brought so much more comfort... helping in giving me a bit more confidence with my decision. Many thanks seriously, you've been so helpful <3
 
 
 
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