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    Currently retaking year 12 to get better grades and I am curious as to howthis is going to work come December. Previously you needed to put in your ASresults and predicted A-Level grades from what I can remember however the new syllabusthat I am on for all my subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Psychology) has no ASexams at all and goes straight to A-Level after 2 years. How do you thinkapplying for UNI will work? Will we just go by our predicted grades until weget our final A-Level results and if so what will be done to counter schoolssetting ridiculous target grades for students so they have a better chance?
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    (Original post by MangaCleaver)
    Currently retaking year 12 to get better grades and I am curious as to howthis is going to work come December. Previously you needed to put in your ASresults and predicted A-Level grades from what I can remember however the new syllabusthat I am on for all my subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Psychology) has no ASexams at all and goes straight to A-Level after 2 years. How do you thinkapplying for UNI will work? Will we just go by our predicted grades until weget our final A-Level results and if so what will be done to counter schoolssetting ridiculous target grades for students so they have a better chance?
    This has nothing to do with ucas.

    Every university will continue to use the information available to make decisions. Most universities give some form of guidance on their websites about A level reform so check the websites of the universities you are considering.

    Most ask referees to explain school policy.

    Universities already deal with applicants with A levels, Cambridge pre-U, BTECs, IB, SQA highers/AH, irish leaving certificates, french bacc, greek and cypriot apolytariat etc etc etc. A change to A levels brings less reliability to predictions but they're already unreliable anyway.
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    Shouldn't affect UCAS - unless you mean the points, which in that case are becoming lower in points but of same value and some people do have AS exams like me but they do not really mean a thing.
 
 
 

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