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    I am currently midway through my A levels and I have been told I cannot carry on with the second year of my Physics, as I got a U in an internal exam. Has anyone else experienced this, as I need physics to go to uni in 2017.

    I am awaiting the results of my other 2 AS exams, as most are in August

    If anyone has any comments/ideas on this, please feel free to comment.
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    If you've failed then you've failed. If one of the requirements was to do A2 was to pass all the AS content then unfortunately I'm afraid you haven't passed the requirements.

    You can discuss with your teachers and see if you can resit that particular part, providing your other grades are good, or even spectacular and this was just a one off. But it's at their discretion to let you.

    If not you might just have to suck it up and resit the year. If you do it's no big deal. Go to uni one year later. People fail all the time. Sometimes something can be done and sometimes it can't.
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    Thanks. I did go to see the head of the school with parents, as I have had a pretty bad few months personally, but the school really wasn't interested.

    There were also other circumstances (bit of a complicated story), but to no avail.

    As you say, if the other results go ok, I might be alright, otherwise I will at doing them again
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    (Original post by samfog)
    I am currently midway through my A levels and I have been told I cannot carry on with the second year of my Physics, as I got a U in an internal exam. Has anyone else experienced this, as I need physics to go to uni in 2017.

    I am awaiting the results of my other 2 AS exams, as most are in August

    If anyone has any comments/ideas on this, please feel free to comment.
    well there were many people in my sixth form that failed their physics or math in AS year, so youre not on your own. Some managed to persuade the teachers to stay in, doing really well, others had to resit. But speaking to them , the main reasons were because they didnt work hard enough and dont really enjoy the subjects, being pressured by parents etc
    You should make sure you enjoy physics and are willing to work hard to do better next year, maybe explain that to your teacher.
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    I do enjoy physics and was a b in my GCSE. The internal exam was not AS test, it was just a benchmarker.

    I have not heard of any other school in our area, doing a half way test, then stopping 2nd year studies if they did not pass.
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    (Original post by samfog)
    Thanks. I did go to see the head of the school with parents, as I have had a pretty bad few months personally, but the school really wasn't interested.

    There were also other circumstances (bit of a complicated story), but to no avail.

    As you say, if the other results go ok, I might be alright, otherwise I will at doing them again
    Which course do you want to do at uni which you need physics for? Entry requirements may vary (:

    If you do end up re taking, it might be worth changing schools to one which cares a bit more- I know loads of people who weren't allowed to carry on with their chosen subjects, so switched to schools where they could
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    (Original post by samfog)
    I do enjoy physics and was a b in my GCSE. The internal exam was not AS test, it was just a benchmarker.

    I have not heard of any other school in our area, doing a half way test, then stopping 2nd year studies if they did not pass.
    I thought most schools did that.

    My sixth form does AS exams and if we don't get a D (they later changed it to an E) we couldn't go onto A2.
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    Abstract_prism - yes, our school does AS, but my test was not an AS exam. It's a bit weird at our school, some of the subjects are AS to A2 (old style) but then some are straight 2 year through (new style). So the subjects that I am waiting for results as most, is in August. But our sciences are now on the new 2 year curriculum, that's why I don't get why I can't carry on.

    musicisellipsis - the course I want to study at uni is Aviation Technology at Leeds. I need AAA in maths or physics, but they have said they would like both.
 
 
 
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