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    I'm considering dropping a subject on the chance I could get a U in it and only take three AS levels, anybody know if the U would have a negative effect on my chances of getting into a good Uni?


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    (Original post by W1ll.b)
    I'm considering dropping a subject on the chance I could get a U in it and only take three AS levels, anybody know if the U would have a negative effect on my chances of getting into a good Uni?


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    I completely failed year 12 and got EEUU so had to repeat the whole year... I got offers from Birmingham and Cardiff so I'd say no, it wouldn't have too much of a negative effect
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    (Original post by W1ll.b)
    I'm considering dropping a subject on the chance I could get a U in it and only take three AS levels, anybody know if the U would have a negative effect on my chances of getting into a good Uni?


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    It wont have an effect.

    I got CCDU at AS, with the U being in Maths.

    Bumped it up to BBC (the D went up to a B) by the end of A2 with a crazy amount of hard work and retakes - the most I have ever and probably will ever work in my life.

    Got into a uni course that needed BBB on results day, ended up dropping out. Reapplied to do something different with BBC requirements, obviously got an unconditional for that and accepted it.

    Took a gamble and emailed a Russell Group uni explaining my situation and asked if they'd consider me for a BBB course. Got an unconditional offer.

    You will be fine. Nobody will ever mention it. After I got my U in AS Maths and put it on my UCAS Application it has felt like I never even went to lessons or sat the exams.
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    I'll stick with the subject, thanks for the advice/feedback 😊


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    I'm considering dropping a subject on the chance I could get a U in it and only take three AS levels, anybody know if the U would have a negative effect on my chances of getting into a good Uni?


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    I got a U in my first year in Physics , not im resitting as physics as well as A2 and i got offers from good Unis so nope it should be fine dw
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    I'm considering dropping a subject on the chance I could get a U in it and only take three AS levels, anybody know if the U would have a negative effect on my chances of getting into a good Uni?


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    It depends. If you're applying to the very best of universities - Oxford, Cambridge, UCL etc. - then you'd probably struggle, because most applicants will have 4 As, and they'll have to distinguish between candidates even further. But as long as the subject isn't relevant to your degree choice, your personal statement is good, your predicted and other AS grades are high, and you're not applying to the very top universities in the country, it should be fine.
 
 
 
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