I was planning to take Biology and Chemistry A-Level but I only got a C in Core Science, I was six marks off a B and it was mainly due to mix up with the ISA since I had a substitute teacher. The Deputy Head is supporting me in my argument. She is going to make an appeal to see if we can up the grade to a B. I think some colleges accept this. I got the best in the whole year in Science and my predicted grade was A* for both.
I also taught myself Additional Science after dropping it in Year 10 six months before the exam which shows my dedication to the subject. I got a B in the subject. The criteria is a double A for double Science but due to the situation could exceptions be made? Or should I look into Maths as an A Level or a more essay subject like Politics. I also could take Biology and Chemistry GCSE alongside the AS Levels.
I'm also starting to reconsider taking Chemistry so should I take Biology and another option?So do I have a chance or should I start looking into other options? Would it help if I only take Biology? Do you think with a instance like this exceptions can be made? I'm also taking English Lit and History as well.
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- 25-08-2016 17:30
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- 25-08-2016 17:54
I would say you have a good chance, collages aren't so hard line about grades that they would just pass up a legitimately good student because circumstances meant they didn't quite do well enough. Particularly if the school leaders themselves back you up.
- 25-08-2016 18:02
Well im not qualified to give any real advice. However I am also looking to take A Level Biology. I have started to teach myself some of the material just to insure that I can handle the leap in difficulty. So far I have looked at the chemicals of life (Biological Molecules) such as Lipids, Proteins and Carbohydrates. Have to say it is like learning a new language with words such as monosaccharides and Triglycerides bouncing about. However it has reinforced my confidence in choosing the subject and I am finding it both fascinating and incredibly enjoyable. Like you I was very unsure about the subject and there is no better way in refinforcing your confidence in your choice and getting a head start!