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    (Original post by Twizz)
    Hey there, I have a friend who was in a similar situation to yours. He wanted to drop physics and use his grade in French A-level instead of physics as his 3rd A level. However most sixth forms won't allow you to continue your study with only two A levels, so he is going to be entered for the Physics exams anyway but just won't study for them or even bother in the exams, as he doesn't need the grade. What I recommend is sitting the English Lit exams but just not studying for them, do the homework half-assed and just spend as little time as possible on the subject so you can focus on Arabic - which you believe you can get a better grade in. I highly doubt your sixth form will expel you for performing poorly in a subject; people get E's and U's all the time.

    Don't listen to those saying that you'll have a hard time applying to unis. It's BS. He got 4 offers with average AS grades (B's and C's) and has an offer to study Chemical Engineering at Nottingham. Most universities will accept a language. You may have to call or send them an email if they do not understand your situation at first though - then they should be happy to accept Arabic as a 3rd A level....

    ...so my recommendation is to take up Arabic. Spend as little time as possible on English until it's at the point where they can actually take disciplinary action against you, and don't worry about unis accepting it or not.

    I hope things work out!
    Best of luck.
    Thank you very much

    Though I can't really do what you said- not bother with English and keeping producing rubbish essays/work as my teachers won't accept this. They will keep nagging me and speaking of which, they have a meeting with my mum next week to discuss my progress. I'm sure they are going to say bad things about me and that I always miss deadlines, etc.

    I might try to speak to my year manager about how much I don't want to carry on with English and if I can please be allowed to stay in the school with only 2 A-levels. I don't think this will go very well but I'm going to try!
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    Southampton responded saying that my subjects (psychology, economics and Arabic) are fine and that they would ask for AAB.


    I don't think anyone cares but just saying..
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    Just to point out, at A2 psychology does become very much essay based. I would suggest doing Arabic, if you'd get a better grade, I don't think you have to tell them on UCAS is its a second language, correct me if I'm wrong? Psychology is a competitive degree to get into, so you really do need good grades, and you won't get those grades if you don't enjoy it!
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    (Original post by Nadine_08)
    Southampton responded saying that my subjects (psychology, economics and Arabic) are fine and that they would ask for AAB.


    I don't think anyone cares but just saying..

    Good I'm glad to hear that. So you're going to do Arabic or have you already started?
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    Good I'm glad to hear that. So you're going to do Arabic or have you already started?
    No I'm going to. I'm going to enter myself for the Arabic exams at a private centre.

    And thank you
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    (Original post by TMC113)
    Just to point out, at A2 psychology does become very much essay based. I would suggest doing Arabic, if you'd get a better grade, I don't think you have to tell them on UCAS is its a second language, correct me if I'm wrong? Psychology is a competitive degree to get into, so you really do need good grades, and you won't get those grades if you don't enjoy it!
    Yeah I'm aware of that, but I'm completely fine with psychology. I don't mind the essays in psychology, English is really different though.

    And no, that's what I thought? I don't think I would need to tell them that it's my second language.
 
 
 
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