What grades will Uni's judge (A-Level reform)

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I have a younger friend who just finished his GCSEs. Apparently, AS will not longer count towards A-Levels. For that reason, he will only sit exams at the end of the 2 year A-Level courses.

Until now, students sat AS exams after one year and presented those grades to Unis. But now that my friend will not sit AS exams after one year, only A-Level exams after 2 years, what grades will Uni's judge him by? Mock exams? Predicted grades?

Essentially, will my friend have to wait until he finishes his A-Levels before applying for Uni?
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(Original post by Bozbay)
I have a younger friend who just finished his GCSEs. Apparently, AS will not longer count towards A-Levels. For that reason, he will only sit exams at the end of the 2 year A-Level courses.

Until now, students sat AS exams after one year and presented those grades to Unis. But now that my friend will not sit AS exams after one year, only A-Level exams after 2 years, what grades will Uni's judge him by? Mock exams? Predicted grades?

Essentially, will my friend have to wait until he finishes his A-Levels before applying for Uni?
Universities have made it clear to referees what information they want about predicted grades.

AS exams are still available - they just no longer count towards the final A level grade. Some schools are continuing to offer AS exams at the end of Yr12 and using those results for predicted grades. Other schools will take mock exams based on the old AS papers or on new spec A level papers and use the results of those for predicting grades.

Referees have been asked to explain what has been used to calculate predicted grades.

Every year people apply with other qualifications that don't have interim Yr12 results - this only started as part of the AS/A2 structure for entry to university in 2002 - before then everyone had their predicted grades based on mocks.
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I see, I will let him know. Thanks a lot!


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Universities have made it clear to referees what information they want about predicted grades.

AS exams are still available - they just no longer count towards the final A level grade. Some schools are continuing to offer AS exams at the end of Yr12 and using those results for predicted grades. Other schools will take mock exams based on the old AS papers or on new spec A level papers and use the results of those for predicting grades.

Referees have been asked to explain what has been used to calculate predicted grades.

Every year people apply with other qualifications that don't have interim Yr12 results - this only started as part of the AS/A2 structure for entry to university in 2002 - before then everyone had their predicted grades based on mocks.
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