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    I had my heart set on doing Media, Culture, and Society at Surrey in 2017. I'm currently doing A-levels in Creative Writing, Government & Politics, and Sociology, but my college - in all their stupidity - is currently in a consultation period regarding A-level provision next year. The likely outcome is that, whilst A-levels will continue, most of the teachers will be made redundant (including my own) and replaced with agency teachers. Obviously, I'm not prepared to stay at the college if the teachers don't specialise in their subjects as I won't be able to get the AAB/ABB grades I need to get into university unless I hire private tutors for each subject. This means I am likely to transfer to another college - however, this college doesn't offer Creative Writing, meaning I will have to drop the subject in favour of an A-level the college does offer (likely Media Studies because it's relevant to my degree). I explained this to Surrey in an email, but the response stated I need 3 complete A-levels for university. This is really disappointing to hear, because it's through no fault of my own that I am in this situation. Surrey is definitely my top choice for this degree (I was going to put Loughborough as my insurance choice as I prefer Guildford over Loughborough) as I wanted to go to a university in a smaller town/city. Is there anything I can do or am I just going to have to go elsewhere?


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    (Original post by elegantelephant)
    I had my heart set on doing Media, Culture, and Society at Surrey in 2017. I'm currently doing A-levels in Creative Writing, Government & Politics, and Sociology, but my college - in all their stupidity - is currently in a consultation period regarding A-level provision next year. The likely outcome is that, whilst A-levels will continue, most of the teachers will be made redundant (including my own) and replaced with agency teachers. Obviously, I'm not prepared to stay at the college if the teachers don't specialise in their subjects as I won't be able to get the AAB/ABB grades I need to get into university unless I hire private tutors for each subject. This means I am likely to transfer to another college - however, this college doesn't offer Creative Writing, meaning I will have to drop the subject in favour of an A-level the college does offer (likely Media Studies because it's relevant to my degree). I explained this to Surrey in an email, but the response stated I need 3 complete A-levels for university. This is really disappointing to hear, because it's through no fault of my own that I am in this situation. Surrey is definitely my top choice for this degree (I was going to put Loughborough as my insurance choice as I prefer Guildford over Loughborough) as I wanted to go to a university in a smaller town/city. Is there anything I can do or am I just going to have to go elsewhere?


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    There isnt much you can do, you either find a way to get the third a level (why not continue with creative writing as a private candidate), you look into other universities or ask surrey if they'd let you on their foundation year if they offer one.
 
 
 
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