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    Because for college I'm doing:
    -AS English (Lit+Lang)
    -AS Psychology
    -GCSE maths (resit)
    -Media (vocational)

    I want to go to Uni in the future and I'm worried that I won't be able to go because in total I only have 2 A-levels. (Higher end Uni's specify AAB and GCSE grade, whilst standard Uni's only specify UCAS Tariff points and GCSE grade) As you can see my choices are very limited, as I have to resit my maths which takes up one of my four options.
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    I got an offer from Uni of Liverpool with two A2s and two AS - grade B's (before the alevel reforms, obviously). So it is possible to get in with only 2 Alevels. Oxford & Cambridge - I doubt those. Usually you have to look deeper into the Russell Group websites, not a lot allow 2 Alevels, but if you look at their entry requirement pages instead of the subject pages it'll state whether you can get in with 2. Also, if you get AA you'll probably have a better chance than someone with CCD. As I said, Liverpool and I believe Queen's Uni Belfast as well. In addition, your personal statement stands for a lot as well. I think I got my offer because of it - and good references.

    With the more standard unis, you've definitely got a chance with 2 Alevels. The best thing to do is look around for your chosen course, you might find there's a non-Russell Group uni that is better for your chosen course or your particular needs. Job wise, it might look good going to a certain uni, but if you get an upper second or higher you'll be desirable anyway.

    What you could do is once you've passed Maths and your two AS's, pick up another AS the next year and stay at school/college for an extra year. Or you could even take an extra alevel as a private candidate or with distance learning on the side, if you could get the money from somewhere.
    Is media vocational equivalent to an Alevel? If it is then you've technically got 3 Alevels or equivalent.
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    (Original post by GloriousFailure)
    I got an offer from Uni of Liverpool with two A2s and two AS - grade B's (before the alevel reforms, obviously). So it is possible to get in with only 2 Alevels. Oxford & Cambridge - I doubt those. Usually you have to look deeper into the Russell Group websites, not a lot allow 2 Alevels, but if you look at their entry requirement pages instead of the subject pages it'll state whether you can get in with 2. Also, if you get AA you'll probably have a better chance than someone with CCD. As I said, Liverpool and I believe Queen's Uni Belfast as well. In addition, your personal statement stands for a lot as well. I think I got my offer because of it - and good references.

    With the more standard unis, you've definitely got a chance with 2 Alevels. The best thing to do is look around for your chosen course, you might find there's a non-Russell Group uni that is better for your chosen course or your particular needs. Job wise, it might look good going to a certain uni, but if you get an upper second or higher you'll be desirable anyway.

    What you could do is once you've passed Maths and your two AS's, pick up another AS the next year and stay at school/college for an extra year. Or you could even take an extra alevel as a private candidate or with distance learning on the side, if you could get the money from somewhere.
    Is media vocational equivalent to an Alevel? If it is then you've technically got 3 Alevels or equivalent.
    Thanks for the reply! I have a few questions though.
    What is Russel group?
    So do you mean I should do all my AS level the first year and my second year, along with A-level do an AS-course and stay on for another year?

    If I took my GCSE maths resit in this November sitting, I could more likely take on another course straight away right? And not have to do an extra year (hopefully).

    As for the media vocational course, I would have to check with my school, if its an A-level equivalent aha. But if it was it would make things so much easier.
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    (Original post by byaakun)
    Thanks for the reply! I have a few questions though.
    What is Russel group?
    So do you mean I should do all my AS level the first year and my second year, along with A-level do an AS-course and stay on for another year?

    If I took my GCSE maths resit in this November sitting, I could more likely take on another course straight away right? And not have to do an extra year (hopefully).

    As for the media vocational course, I would have to check with my school, if its an A-level equivalent aha. But if it was it would make things so much easier.
    Ah, sorry, Russell Group are the supposed top 20 Unis in the UK, typically the oldest and most prestigious. But I wouldn't worry too much about that. Best way is to look for the best unis for your particular course.

    Yeah you could keep doing AS Eng Lang & Lit, and AS Psychology now, then when you've a timetable block free after you pass Maths you could pick up another AS-level. After 3 years you'd have 3 Alevels.

    If media does turn out to be an equivalent to an Alevel, just stick with your 3 subjects, and focus on passing your retake Maths.

    Good luck!
 
 
 
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