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    Hi sorry if this in the wrong thread for a start!

    Anyway, I am currently in year 12 doing my as exams. I was wondering, with the new way that some of the exams work, if I did badly in one of my exams this year, but did really well next year, would it make any difference to applying to uni, as some schools don't even do the as exams as they no longer count towards a level. Would I have to actually state that I did the as level, or could I just leave it blank? I intend to take a gap year and apply with my real a level grades if that makes any difference.

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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

    You can also find the Exam Thread list for A-levels here and GCSE here. :dumbells:


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    Hi sorry if this in the wrong thread for a start!

    Anyway, I am currently in year 12 doing my as exams. I was wondering, with the new way that some of the exams work, if I did badly in one of my exams this year, but did really well next year, would it make any difference to applying to uni, as some schools don't even do the as exams as they no longer count towards a level. Would I have to actually state that I did the as level, or could I just leave it blank? I intend to take a gap year and apply with my real a level grades if that makes any difference.

    Thanks!
    You would have to declare your AS grades - you have to declare all qualifications.

    With the reforms universities are asking referees to explain the options available to their students (so schools that don't offer AS have to explain that and what they've used instead to work out a predicted grade). If you don't do well in your AS exams then speak to your teachers to find out what they'll base your A level predicted grades on and what they'll expect to see in order to predict you the grades that you would like for the universities you're interested in.

    If you apply post A levels then again you'd still have to declare your AS results as well as your A levels. Universities rarely look beyond your A levels if you're applying post A level.
 
 
 
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