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    Okay, so I am just going to write out the story.

    My first year of A-levels was a disaster. I dropped to three, because Sociology wasn't available, and I was really struggling in general. I did Film, History and English. Come AS results day I came out with an E in History (C in one unit, U in the other), C in English Lit (A in coursework, D in exam) and an A in Film. I could have done a lot better in History, but at the same time I was getting an A throughout the year until the head of subject took over and told us we were getting Ds right before the exam. Our previous teacher was teaching History AS for the first time, and had marked us all much too highly. I did my best given the circumstances, but dropping to three I brought upon myself I know.

    After this I decided to resit the English Lit AS exam (I was getting As throughout the year, and the exam was nationally problematic, with many resitting it.) I dropped History for AS Sociology , and carried on Film as usual. I decided I would complete the second half of Sociology in an extra year, alongside an additional AS.

    Now we are into Summer 2016, and I have two A-Levels! I have an A* in Film Studies, and an A in English Literature. I gained an A in my Sociology AS, and with hard work again this year I hope to get the same grade again, as well as a good grade in AS Philosophy.

    I have just started my UCAS application, and have picked two universities so far. I am looking at Sussex and Lancaster. I already meet their entry requirements, and my A* in Film even surpasses them. The thing is, I am extremely worried that my mixed AS results will put them off. I feel that I have shown my ability to get back up, and my determination to reach the goals I want by coming out with the grades I have so far. Nevertheless, so many have done that within the two years, and I feel as if I will just get rejected.
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    (Original post by HannahBanana2)
    Okay, so I am just going to write out the story.

    My first year of A-levels was a disaster. I dropped to three, because Sociology wasn't available, and I was really struggling in general. I did Film, History and English. Come AS results day I came out with an E in History (C in one unit, U in the other), C in English Lit (A in coursework, D in exam) and an A in Film. I could have done a lot better in History, but at the same time I was getting an A throughout the year until the head of subject took over and told us we were getting Ds right before the exam. Our previous teacher was teaching History AS for the first time, and had marked us all much too highly. I did my best given the circumstances, but dropping to three I brought upon myself I know.

    After this I decided to resit the English Lit AS exam (I was getting As throughout the year, and the exam was nationally problematic, with many resitting it.) I dropped History for AS Sociology , and carried on Film as usual. I decided I would complete the second half of Sociology in an extra year, alongside an additional AS.

    Now we are into Summer 2016, and I have two A-Levels! I have an A* in Film Studies, and an A in English Literature. I gained an A in my Sociology AS, and with hard work again this year I hope to get the same grade again, as well as a good grade in AS Philosophy.

    I have just started my UCAS application, and have picked two universities so far. I am looking at Sussex and Lancaster. I already meet their entry requirements, and my A* in Film even surpasses them. The thing is, I am extremely worried that my mixed AS results will put them off. I feel that I have shown my ability to get back up, and my determination to reach the goals I want by coming out with the grades I have so far. Nevertheless, so many have done that within the two years, and I feel as if I will just get rejected.
    Speak to your referee - if they're willing to explain that teaching disruption meant that your History AS teaching wasn't giving you the information you needed to judge your performance and so you switched subjects after Yr12 then it's very unlikely that any university would hold an extra year of A level study against you (and in reality many universities aren't worried about extra years of A level study if it is because of a change in subjects).

    I'd suggest you contact your choices directly and make sure that they're happy to accept applications from people who took 3 years for their A levels after changing subjects. They're more likely to reassure you than I am
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    (Original post by HannahBanana2)
    Okay, so I am just going to write out the story.

    My first year of A-levels was a disaster. I dropped to three, because Sociology wasn't available, and I was really struggling in general. I did Film, History and English. Come AS results day I came out with an E in History (C in one unit, U in the other), C in English Lit (A in coursework, D in exam) and an A in Film. I could have done a lot better in History, but at the same time I was getting an A throughout the year until the head of subject took over and told us we were getting Ds right before the exam. Our previous teacher was teaching History AS for the first time, and had marked us all much too highly. I did my best given the circumstances, but dropping to three I brought upon myself I know.

    After this I decided to resit the English Lit AS exam (I was getting As throughout the year, and the exam was nationally problematic, with many resitting it.) I dropped History for AS Sociology , and carried on Film as usual. I decided I would complete the second half of Sociology in an extra year, alongside an additional AS.

    Now we are into Summer 2016, and I have two A-Levels! I have an A* in Film Studies, and an A in English Literature. I gained an A in my Sociology AS, and with hard work again this year I hope to get the same grade again, as well as a good grade in AS Philosophy.

    I have just started my UCAS application, and have picked two universities so far. I am looking at Sussex and Lancaster. I already meet their entry requirements, and my A* in Film even surpasses them. The thing is, I am extremely worried that my mixed AS results will put them off. I feel that I have shown my ability to get back up, and my determination to reach the goals I want by coming out with the grades I have so far. Nevertheless, so many have done that within the two years, and I feel as if I will just get rejected.
    Heya! I re sat year 12, have 7 AS results an A" this year and the rest will be next year. Most unis really don't care about it. As long as you get there eventually with their grades they don't mind when i was at Lancaster and Sussex for Computer science they said they didn't care if they were over 3 years, as long as i get their entry requirements if your worried, send them an email and explane what happens and ask if its okay you wont be the first to ask and they are there to help Good Luck with your choices
 
 
 
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