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    Hello,

    I'm applying to university this year, but when I get my results in August 2017, I'll only have two full A Levels (in politics and creative writing), and I'll have completed an AS Level (sociology). I'm fully aware these aren't enough to get me into university, but I was wondering if there are any universities that would take the reasons I'll be leaving with those results (mental health problems) into consideration, and perhaps offer me a place?
    My experience is also good - I want to apply to politics degrees and I have experience in campaigning, debates, being a member of a party and more. I'm completing the EPQ this year and I'm also the editor of my college magazine.
    If it's any help, my results were two C's, so I'm hoping to leave with two B's. My politics grade was only five marks off a B, so I might retake one of the papers so I can leave A2 with a strong B or, being ambitious, an A.
    My friend applied to university in the same boat as me, with two full A Levels, but didn't get into any universities (they offered her foundation degrees but she wasn't interested). I don't want to make the same mistake, so I'm looking for some advice. Is there any universities that would take all this into consideration, or should I take a year out to complete the sociology A Level, go through clearing, etc? I'm obviously not looking to apply to Oxbridge or Russell Group universities and I would like to go somewhere in London/down South (I've lived in Manchester my whole life, I'd like a bit of change.).

    Thank you!
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    I don't think 2 A levels will be enough, no. Why wasn't your friend interested in the foundation year? It's only an extra year, after completing it you transfer into year 1 of the degree (or you can apply to start degrees at other universities). Re-doing your sociology A level is also an option, would you be doing it at a college or by yourself at home?
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    I don't think 2 A levels will be enough, no. Why wasn't your friend interested in the foundation year? It's only an extra year, after completing it you transfer into year 1 of the degree (or you can apply to start degrees at other universities). Re-doing your sociology A level is also an option, would you be doing it at a college or by yourself at home?
    I'm not too sure why she wasn't interested, to be completely honest, I'll probably end up doing a foundation year anyway.
    I'd want to do the sociology A Level at college, but I think my age would prevent that and I'd have to go in as a private candidate.
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    My mate got an offer with 1 a level as dos my brother


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    2 a levels won't be enough.

    If you do the foundation year or sociology full A level then you're still deferring starting the full course by a year so it's the same - you'll just need to consider costs etc.

    Why don't you try and pick up the sociology A2 this year, and if it gets too tough just focus on the other two, atleast then you'll have the option of potentially 3 grades (which will also make it easier if you retake the next year)


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    I was considering asking to do the A2 this year, because the recent A Level changes means the first year doesn't count as a separate qualification. I'm unsure if my college would let me do this, they seems to be funny about these types of things. I did hear another student say one tutor said it's possible to go into A2 Sociology, especially if you've done A Level Politics, because of similar topics. I'm unsure how true this is, though. Thanks for the reply!
 
 
 
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