I failed my AS levels so now I have changed my options?

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Hi guys. So I did AS levels in Law, Psychology and Religious Studies last academic year and on the 18th August I opened the brown envelope to grades DDD - totally not what I was expecting at all! I decided to go to a different sixth form (because everyone did quite bad at my school - many people got U's) and change my A level options to History, English Language and Literature (combined), Religious Studies and Sociology. I want to study Law (LLB) at prestigious universities (Cambridge, York, Warwick, Birmingham and Cardiff), are they going to penalise me for making this decision? I guess one could argue that I am not technically 'resitting' any A levels (well except Religious Studies), I have simply changed my options. I am not applying this academic year obviously due to my awful AS results, I am applying next year or the year after (I might do a gap year).
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    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.


    Just quoting in Danny Dorito so she can move the thread if needed :wizard:
    Spoiler:
    Show
    (Original post by Danny Dorito)
    x
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Help.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    You have to show all your grades on UCAS. So all universities will be able to see that you did your A levels over 3 years.
    They will also see the grades you got last time.

    I don't think you will be taking AS exams anymore, and if this is the case then your application won't look too good.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by whydoidothis?)
    You have to show all your grades on UCAS. So all universities will be able to see that you did your A levels over 3 years.
    They will also see the grades you got last time.

    I don't think you will be taking AS exams anymore, and if this is the case then your application won't look too good.
    No I won't be doing AS anymore but I'm applying when I've got my final A2 grades.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by tantalised)
    No I won't be doing AS anymore but I'm applying when I've got my final A2 grades.
    Ah so your taking a gap year, well I'm pretty sure as long as you come out with good grades the unis would give you an offer, unless you get straight A* grades you probably won't get an offer for Cambridge.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by whydoidothis?)
    Ah so your taking a gap year, well I'm pretty sure as long as you come out with good grades the unis would give you an offer, unless you get straight A* grades you probably won't get an offer for Cambridge.
    Okay, thanks your help. I'll just email Cambridge and ask them myself.
 
 
 
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: September 29, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Which is the best season?
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

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.