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    My situation is quite unique and long-winded, so please bare with me. During 2014 I studied 2 BTEC and 1 as level at my Sixth Form. I passed everything at the end of the year but didn't want to continue on with BTECs and so had to move to my local college to pursue actual A levels (since my sixth form didn't have the subjects I wanted to move to).So, in 2015 I undertook 3 A levels (they wouldn't let me move onto A2 with my as level from my previous year as this is when the reforms came in and the course became a 2 year thing). Due to personal issues (depression, early onslaught of an eating disorder, stress etc.) I didn't do as well in these exams as I'd hoped. Now...Come 2016 I am studying A2 Psychology, A2 and AS Sociology (I was allowed to do this in 1 year instead of 2) and AS Statistics. They wouldn't allow me to do A2 statistics instead of AS again because one of my modules was a fail. I'm so lost. University applications are supposed to be in soon but I don't know where I stand. It looks as if I will be finishing with only 2 full A levels and an AS given the system doesn't really count my AS Sociology grade since I'm doing the whole course in a year. Would Universities accept this? Most of the courses I've looked at and want to do require AAB-ABB-ABC and I'm so scared I won't be allowed to go and would have to stay another year doing A levels.Should I pay to take the A2 Statistics exam separately and thus gain 3 A2's? I'd be doing 12 exams then and while it's good to think I could undertake them, high stress makes my mental state worsen and judging by last year, that wouldn't end well...I really don't know what to do or who to ask about these things. Does anyone have any advice?

    Edit: The uni courses I want to do (Psychology, Biology or Language based) do not run on the UCAS points system, which means they only want either 3 A2 grades or 2 A2 and 2 AS...
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    My situation is quite unique and long-winded, so please bare with me. During 2014 I studied 2 BTEC and 1 as level at my Sixth Form. I passed everything at the end of the year but didn't want to continue on with BTECs and so had to move to my local college to pursue actual A levels (since my sixth form didn't have the subjects I wanted to move to).So, in 2015 I undertook 3 A levels (they wouldn't let me move onto A2 with my as level from my previous year as this is when the reforms came in and the course became a 2 year thing). Due to personal issues (depression, early onslaught of an eating disorder, stress etc.) I didn't do as well in these exams as I'd hoped. Now...Come 2016 I am studying A2 Psychology, A2 and AS Sociology (I was allowed to do this in 1 year instead of 2) and AS Statistics. They wouldn't allow me to do A2 statistics instead of AS again because one of my modules was a fail. I'm so lost. University applications are supposed to be in soon but I don't know where I stand. It looks as if I will be finishing with only 2 full A levels and an AS given the system doesn't really count my AS Sociology grade since I'm doing the whole course in a year. Would Universities accept this? Most of the courses I've looked at and want to do require AAB-ABB-ABC and I'm so scared I won't be allowed to go and would have to stay another year doing A levels.Should I pay to take the A2 Statistics exam separately and thus gain 3 A2's? I'd be doing 12 exams then and while it's good to think I could undertake them, high stress makes my mental state worsen and judging by last year, that wouldn't end well...I really don't know what to do or who to ask about these things. Does anyone have any advice?

    Edit: The uni courses I want to do (Psychology, Biology or Language based) do not run on the UCAS points system, which means they only want either 3 A2 grades or 2 A2 and 2 AS...
    First of all, it's not the "be all, end all" if you don't go uni this year, so relax. Do the best you can. If you don't do as well as you'd hoped, retake the exams next year and have your referee explain your personal issues within the reference.

    Secondly, A2 Stats is pretty tough as there aren't much resources available online (like there are Maths). I had taught myself a lot of it and got As in S1, S5 and S6 and Bs in S2, S3 and S4. What was your failing module btw?

    By the way, if you manage to structure your time well and smash out past papers, you can do 12 exams and get the grades. It's all about how mentally resilient you are and whether you can push yourself even when the going gets really tough.


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    Rather than go through a very demanding year to achieve the extra A level have you thought about doing a Foundation year in uni. There are unis that would take you from the UCAS points based on 2 A levels.
 
 
 
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