Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    I'm in a sort of complicated situation. The results I got at AS were:
    A - Photography / B - English Lit / B - Geography / D - Biology

    In my college, art subjects finish around March time. I didn't want to continue photography to A2 as I didn't think it was academic enough to apply to a degree course of English Literature - I still don't. I was also finding the workload too much in combination with all the study I was putting in for Biology. Those who wanted to continue to A2 started preparing work for A2 while I had more free periods to concentrate on my other three subjects. While I regret finishing Photography, I also don't want to continue it.

    Despite this, I only managed a D in biology and I now really don't think the subject is for me. During lessons I was getting As, Bs and Cs. In the first half of the year, my teacher predicted me a B but wanted me to get an A. I then had a new teacher for the second half of the year who I didn't feel was capable and essentially self taught the latter few topics. Even then I was still getting B grades.

    I realised when looking at exam papers that we had been given to practise were from the old specification - I found the new specification questions much harder, and the exam was no different. The universities I want to go to range from AAA-BBB but even if I double my efforts, I don't feel like an A, B or even C is possible in biology. I feel that I put everything into biology and clearly that wasn't enough.

    My college requires a minimum of a D in each subject to continue to second year: I have achieved this, but don't want to continue biology or photography. What are my options now? Take an A Level in one year? Stay an extra year for my third A Level? Something else?
    •  Official Rep
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
     Official Rep
    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:


    Just quoting in Fox Corner so she can move the thread if needed
    Spoiler:
    Show
    (Original post by Fox Corner)
    x
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What's your favourite Christmas sweets?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.