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    I've been failing economics since I started it, I've tried tutoring, bought every textbook and revision guide possible, revised for hours and I'm still failing. I've been under so much stress with it that I've let my other grades slip and I've decided enough is enough.
    I'm meeting with my head of year to arrange dropping tomorrow, and I'll hopefully be out by Monday. I want to study Photography at university, so obviously it's a lot more skills based, but most courses have an entry requirement of ABB or AAB, so I was wondering if it's better to have (my predicted grades at the moment) AABU at AS, and then (hopefully) around A*BB at A level? Or is it better to have AAB then A*BB at A2?
    Any advice tonight before I make my concrete decision and get the forms signed tomorrow would be helpful

    *My A2 grades are based on what my teachers have said I can get but obviously it's very likely to change, and my AS predicted grades are based on 6 half termly assessments and my mocks
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    Dropping an AS level probably won't hurt your chances.

    I would say that you're marginally better off having AAB rather than A*BB, unless the A* is in a subject relevant to the degree.
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    (Original post by dean01234)
    Dropping an AS level probably won't hurt your chances.

    I would say that you're marginally better off having AAB rather than A*BB, unless the A* is in a subject relevant to the degree.
    Hopefully it'll be in photography
    My school offer you the chance to pick up a new AS next year if you're concerned, but I honestly think that would be too much work
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    (Original post by JessThomas6)
    Hopefully it'll be in photography
    My school offer you the chance to pick up a new AS next year if you're concerned, but I honestly think that would be too much work
    Check your course entry requirements on the uni website on unis you are interested in. Only a few such as UCL require at least a fourth A-level.
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    (Original post by kkboyk)
    Check your course entry requirements on the uni website on unis you are interested in. Only a few such as UCL require at least a fourth A-level.
    I'm looking at Brighton, Westminster, Bournemouth, Falmouth and UWTSD, I've read the entry requirements time and time again and none of them seem to mention a fourth one, as far as I can tell if you don't meet the requirements they'll invite you to interview anyway to see your portfolio etc.
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    Dropping an AS level will not reduce your chances. Universities only care about the 3 A-levels you carry on to A2. It would be better to drop it rather than get a U.
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    Drop it! I made the mistake of carrying on with a subject I absolutely despised and ended up with a "c" at AS.
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    (Original post by calmer410)
    Drop it! I made the mistake of carrying on with a subject I absolutely despised and ended up with a "c" at AS.
    I feel like to get a C I'd have needed to have started revising about seven years ago to be honest
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    As long as you have three A levels overall you shouldn't worry. I would advise doing a core subject though as I was told when i was in college this was extremely important. For me it was either History or English.
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    (Original post by Danielle94)
    As long as you have three A levels overall you shouldn't worry. I would advise doing a core subject though as I was told when i was in college this was extremely important. For me it was either History or English.
    I'm doing history, psychology and photography :-)


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    (Original post by JessThomas6)
    I'm doing history, psychology and photography :-)


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    You'll be fine then. Good luck with your studies.
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    (Original post by Danielle94)
    You'll be fine then. Good luck with your studies.
    Thank you
    I'm hoping that having the massive stress gone will help me bring my grades up really well


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    (Original post by JessThomas6)
    I feel like to get a C I'd have needed to have started revising about seven years ago to be honest
    Since birth, rather.
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    (Original post by calmer410)
    Since birth, rather.
    Actually that sounds accurate 😂


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