i will prbably leave my grades on. i mean its not like it'll hurt will it?
Wow. This thread has been a breath of fresh air. I thought I was the only one who found A-Levels tedious and intellectually stifling.
I know someone who, for their recent English Lit A-Level, never read the book they were studying but watched the film instead -- and because they knew what 'key points' to mention still came out with a very high B. You'd never get away with that at university.
I do still feel slightly embarrassed about putting my A-Level grades on my CV, though. Whenever I apply for something I make sure to mention my First and Best-In-Year Award; but to then mumble under my breath that I got BBC in A-Levels feels like I've undermined my abilities in a way . . . I wonder what potential employers etc. must make of it. Would I better off if I'd got AAB in A-Levels and a 2:1 in my degree?
I wasn't asked to list any pre-degree qualifications and I applied to LSE, SOAS, UCL, and KCL.
I "thought for myself" at A-Level, and ended up with 'A's (in History and English Literature) notwithstanding; though, having account for what has been said here, I suspect my examiners of having been - for the most part - uncommonly sympathetic.
It says 'since age 17', which would include A Levels.