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    I'm in year 11 and picking my A levels soon... I'm definitely planning to do History, French and Sociology, and hopefully study sociology at uni. I was originally planning to do psychology as well, but decided that I would rather focus on my other 3 subjects. However pyschology looks really interesting to me, and so I was planning to do it as an AS, but my friend said that she had heard from someone in sixth form that doing an AS now is pointless and goes uncredited by unis. Is this true? Have you heard this anywhere else? Thanks!
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    (Original post by Izzebie)
    I'm in year 11 and picking my A levels soon... I'm definitely planning to do History, French and Sociology, and hopefully study sociology at uni. I was originally planning to do psychology as well, but decided that I would rather focus on my other 3 subjects. However pyschology looks really interesting to me, and so I was planning to do it as an AS, but my friend said that she had heard from someone in sixth form that doing an AS now is pointless and goes uncredited by unis. Is this true? Have you heard this anywhere else? Thanks!
    Your friend is wrong or you may have misunderstood what she said.

    The value of an AS in a fourth subject has always been dependent on the course and uni you are applying to. The more competitive courses at the more highly regarded universities have always required specific grades in 3 A levels. A few have also required an AS in a fourth subject (this is likely to become less common as many students don't have the option of a fourth subject). Some universities give more flexibility in how you meet their entry requirements and use the UCAS points tariff. The new AS is a qualification that could count towards meeting the points requirement for university entry (if your offer is based on points rather than specific grades).

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