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    Okay so basically for reasons, I'm highly considering taking economics A level a year early. I'm currently in year 11 so I'd do the AS level this year and then the A level in year 12.

    Studying for it won't be a problem, but actually taking the exams could be... I'm VERY confused as to whether I would be taking an AS level economics at the end of this year or not... I heard that they were removing the exam and just putting everything in the A level exam? Like? What?
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    (Original post by mark252623)
    Okay so basically for reasons, I'm highly considering taking economics A level a year early. I'm currently in year 11 so I'd do the AS level this year and then the A level in year 12.

    Studying for it won't be a problem, but actually taking the exams could be... I'm VERY confused as to whether I would be taking an AS level economics at the end of this year or not... I heard that they were removing the exam and just putting everything in the A level exam? Like? What?
    Assuming you are a student in England, A levels are going through a process of reform. Eventually they will all be tested at the end of the 2 year course rather than in the AS /A2 modular format. (There are separate and somewhat different reforms happening in Wales and Northern Ireland)

    Economics has already switched to the new linear format. The AS exams are optional and don't count towards the final A level grade. You could take them to assess the progress and success of your self study. You would tested on all of the two years of content at the end of the two years to be awarded the full A level.



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    Assuming you are a student in England, A levels are going through a process of reform. Eventually they will all be tested at the end of the 2 year course rather than in the AS /A2 modular format. (There are separate and somewhat different reforms happening in Wales and Northern Ireland)

    Economics has already switched to the new linear format. The AS exams are optional and don't count towards the final A level grade. You could take them to assess the progress and success of your self study. You would tested on all of the two years of content at the end of the two years to be awarded the full A level.



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    Thankyou! You are so helpful!
    Just to clarify, I could sign up for an online course right now, and not have to do anything for applying to take the exam until next year because its only at the end of the second year I have to take the exam?
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    (Original post by mark252623)
    Thankyou! You are so helpful!
    Just to clarify, I could sign up for an online course right now, and not have to do anything for applying to take the exam until next year because its only at the end of the second year I have to take the exam?
    Yes

    (assuming there is no assessed coursework in the specification you have chosen to study, I don't think there is but I have not checked )


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    Yes

    (assuming there is no assessed coursework in the specification you have chosen to study, I don't think there is but I have not checked )


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    Thanks! That will be all.
 
 
 
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