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    Hello,
    I am currently in year 12 completing my AS levels (Geography, IT, Product Design and Business) with my exams just a few weeks away now...
    This entire year, my friends have been saying about how easy and useless product design is (despite none of them actually taking the subject) and how its not even worth an A-level.
    I find it the harder than Geography, Business & IT due it being 50 % coursework heavy and 50 % percent exam(where a lot of content is covered) . The coursework for Product Design is harder than IT which is 100% coursework.
    Basically, I don't want to carry this on next year if uni's will not even consider it as a decent A-Level. Do they look down upon Product Design ?
    Thank you for any information TSR
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    UCL don't have it in their list of subjects - I couldn't find anything about it on a lot of universities actually which is weird. Either way, it will almost certainly be in the 'not-preferred' category for most universities, so you need to have two 'preferred' subjects alongside it at A-Level. Also, is that IT or ICT? You might struggle with higher tier universities with three very soft subjects (assuming its ICT and not Computing).
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    (Original post by popcornjpg)
    UCL don't have it in their list of subjects - I couldn't find anything about it on a lot of universities actually which is weird. Either way, it will almost certainly be in the 'not-preferred' category for most universities, so you need to have two 'preferred' subjects alongside it at A-Level. Also, is that IT or ICT? You might struggle with higher tier universities with three very soft subjects (assuming its ICT and not Computing).
    I appreciate you looking into UCL's list of subjects. Just really wish the Sixth Form told me that these were 'soft' subjects before signing up to the courses, because i'm on track to get decent grades (AAB at A2) but due to me simply not knowing that some subjects were preferred to others when picking my A-Levels, it will hold me back from uni.

    * Also, its BTEC IT so i'd ideally like to drop this at the end of year 12 so I can go through with 3 A Levels.

    Thanks again for your help,
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    (Original post by lee1999wright)
    I appreciate you looking into UCL's list of subjects. Just really wish the Sixth Form told me that these were 'soft' subjects before signing up to the courses, because i'm on track to get decent grades (AAB at A2) but due to me simply not knowing that some subjects were preferred to others when picking my A-Levels, it will hold me back from uni.

    * Also, its BTEC IT so i'd ideally like to drop this at the end of year 12 so I can go through with 3 A Levels.

    Thanks again for your help,
    Lee
    yeah thats pretty bad tbh you are probably going to struggle to get into a top uni with both product design and business. if you're set on a top uni, you probably need to take 2 new AS levels, you could probably get away with business but I'm not sure I'd take the chance
 
 
 
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