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    Hey everyone

    So I am in the new year of AS Levels, and I moved down from Scotland last year, so I don't have any GCSE's (Back ground I lived in England for 12 years, went to Scotland for 3, couldn't take the bullying, came back). And this year has been really hard, which my school doesn't understand. My predicted grades are really bad, but I know I can get at least straight B's. So I have a few questions. (I do maths, physics and product design, I also have 2A* equivalents, and 5 B equivalents all National 5, and University College London requires AAB, to do Architecture Undergrad)

    1.) Will my AS grades affect my chance of going to UCL?
    2.) Will my predicted grades affect my chance of going to UCL?
    3.) Do AS's matter, because this is very confusing about the new courses. and lots of people seem to not care, because of this "new system"
    4.) What on earth is Breadth in Physics and Depth in Physics, I thought they were in different modules.

    SN: My school sucks... they just don't care.

    Thanks in advance
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    Hi James , the current new A levels mean that this years exams do not contribute to your final A level grade at the end of year 13. The old system was that this years exams contributed to half of your A levels but they now scrapped that . However they are just as important as it helps your school decide your predicted grades which would be sent of to your university , and in my case at my school whether they will allow you to go for the full A level next year. You should try to get as high as you can to increase your predicted grades and chances to get into UCL. Grades are not everything and experience in your chosen subject also plays a part in the university decision making.

    The best of luck
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    (Original post by adiya)
    Hi James , the current new A levels mean that this years exams do not contribute to your final A level grade at the end of year 13. The old system was that this years exams contributed to half of your A levels but they now scrapped that . However they are just as important as it helps your school decide your predicted grades which would be sent of to your university , and in my case at my school whether they will allow you to go for the full A level next year. You should try to get as high as you can to increase your predicted grades and chances to get into UCL. Grades are not everything and experience in your chosen subject also plays a part in the university decision making.

    The best of luck
    Thanks! I have a huge amount of experience in Architecture, im the top of my class in CAD Design, and Perspective drawings, that really clears things up
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    (Original post by Plumsteadington)
    Hey everyone

    So I am in the new year of AS Levels, and I moved down from Scotland last year, so I don't have any GCSE's (Back ground I lived in England for 12 years, went to Scotland for 3, couldn't take the bullying, came back). And this year has been really hard, which my school doesn't understand. My predicted grades are really bad, but I know I can get at least straight B's. So I have a few questions. (I do maths, physics and product design, I also have 2A* equivalents, and 5 B equivalents all National 5, and University College London requires AAB, to do Architecture Undergrad)

    1.) Will my AS grades affect my chance of going to UCL?
    2.) Will my predicted grades affect my chance of going to UCL?
    3.) Do AS's matter, because this is very confusing about the new courses. and lots of people seem to not care, because of this "new system"
    4.) What on earth is Breadth in Physics and Depth in Physics, I thought they were in different modules.

    SN: My school sucks... they just don't care.

    Thanks in advance
    -James
    1./2. Yes, everything in your academic background will be considered when you apply to uni. UCL architecture is exceptionally competitive. The main things I think UCL look at are your predicted grades and the work you submit. Your chances of an offer are better if your predicted grades meet the requirements. if your predicted grades are substantially below their standard offer then consider taking a gap year and applying with results in hand.
    3. Yes they do. Your physics A level will be in the format of the new A levels where only your second year exams actually affect the overall grade. Maths has not been changed yet so if you are entered for any maths AS exams they do contribute to the final grade. I'm not 100% sure about product design, I don't think it's been changed to the new format yet. Any AS results will be used by teachers to help them decide your predicted grades and will be used by universities to assess whether your predictions can realistically be attained
    4. Read the specification from you specific examiners web site, it should make it clear.


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