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    So since I did my GCSEs a year early I have had 3 years for 4 a levels but I dropped one.

    Will unis care? Should I take up an EPQ or something? Will they see this as a bad thing?
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    (Original post by JaqenH'gar)
    So since I did my GCSEs a year early I have had 3 years for 4 a levels but I dropped one.

    Will unis care? Should I take up an EPQ or something? Will they see this as a bad thing?
    Only a few unis care and you simply need to check admissions for the course you wish to apply to. More common is that if its Medicine then it matters a lot and they expect A levels to be completed in 2 years. Other than tha then 95% of courses wont care. Individual unis may decide youve had more time and set you a slightly higher offer similar to if you have resat, but I would say your situation is unusual and not to worry about it.

    They might not notice you tooj GCSE early.

    Are you self taught? How have the teachers managed to teach for 3 years?
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    Only a few unis care and you simply need to check admissions for the course you wish to apply to. More common is that if its Medicine then it matters a lot and they expect A levels to be completed in 2 years. Other than tha then 95% of courses wont care. Individual unis may decide youve had more time and set you a slightly higher offer similar to if you have resat, but I would say your situation is unusual and not to worry about it.

    They might not notice you tooj GCSE early.

    Are you self taught? How have the teachers managed to teach for 3 years?
    Thanks for the response. We were originally doing 4 a levels but as I mentioned above I dropped one recently.

    Do you think that an EPQ would potentially help unis accept I did 3 over 3 years? Or do you think it will make no difference.
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    (Original post by JaqenH'gar)
    Thanks for the response. We were originally doing 4 a levels but as I mentioned above I dropped one recently.

    Do you think that an EPQ would potentially help unis accept I did 3 over 3 years? Or do you think it will make no difference.
    My view on EPQs is do one if you really want and are confident of your grades, but i cant see the point unless you know for a fact the uni you are applying to takes it into consideration. Not all do by a long shot.

    Unis are mostly just interested in 3 A levels. I think LSE someone mentioned had a 2 year preference. The biggest one I mentioned was medicine.
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    Most top unis prefer you take them over 2 years; medicine courses usually explicitly require this to ensure you are prepared for the academic demands of the course.

    Why take them over 3 years though? Why not just do 3 over 2 years and apply at 17 to uni? It's not hugely uncommon and outside of medicine doesn't present much of an issue; they may make you sign a waiver or some such saying you won't engage in relations with staff or similar (a friend of a friend had to do this) but the age difference isn't particularly significant in retrospect.
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    (Original post by JaqenH'gar)
    So since I did my GCSEs a year early I have had 3 years for 4 a levels but I dropped one.

    Will unis care? Should I take up an EPQ or something? Will they see this as a bad thing?
    m8 my situation is worse but I got offers for Maths at Durham and Lancaster
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    (Original post by Maths is Life)
    m8 my situation is worse but I got offers for Maths at Durham and Lancaster
    can you explain your situation please because i might have to do alevels in 3 years instead of two and im really worried ( depends on results day)
 
 
 
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