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    Hey guys i cant do anything but worry this summer.
    i want to do bio,chemistry and psychology next year.i think i got a B for both additional and core science and at least a 5 for english. I also have a feeling i failed maths and all the other subjects.

    would i be able to still do a level?
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    Depends on the school you want to go to for sixth form
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    You'd need to ask the school whether they'd let you, they set their own entry criteria but usually you'd need at least 5 so they may let you.
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    (Original post by mali246)
    Hey guys i cant do anything but worry this summer.
    i want to do bio,chemistry and psychology next year.i think i got a B for both additional and core science and at least a 5 for english. I also have a feeling i failed maths and all the other subjects.

    would i be able to still do a level?
    If you are correct, though it's hard to understand why someone who gets BB in science would fail everything else, it's unlikely you will be able to start the A levels you have chosen. Without a pass in maths they are not likely to let you do chemistry and may have reservations about biology. With only 4 GCSE passes they would worry that you are not ready for the challenges of A level. Just in case you are right, you need to be exploring other alternatives. It is likely a college would offer you the chance to retake maths with either level 2 or level 3 BTEC options. If you can make the necessary improvement then you could ask to start A levels in a years time.


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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    If you are correct, though it's hard to understand why someone who gets BB in science would fail everything else, it's unlikely you will be able to start the A levels you have chosen. Without a pass in maths they are not likely to let you do chemistry and may have reservations about biology. With only 4 GCSE passes they would worry that you are not ready for the challenges of A level. Just in case you are right, you need to be exploring other alternatives. It is likely a college would offer you the chance to retake maths with either level 2 or level 3 BTEC options. If you can make the necessary improvement then you could ask to start A levels in a years time.


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    Thanks for commenting, if i pass maths it wud be my 4th gcse. Would i be able to go into a levels while taking an extra gcse to make it my 5th? if i pass the core subjects i heard that you can go into a levels.
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    lol no
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    (Original post by mali246)
    Thanks for commenting, if i pass maths it wud be my 4th gcse. Would i be able to go into a levels while taking an extra gcse to make it my 5th? if i pass the core subjects i heard that you can go into a levels.
    Only your schools/colleges can really answer that - they will know much more about you than you have said here and may have a different view of your past performance and future potential. Were there any particular circumstances that have caused you to do less well than predicted? If you only end up with 4 gcse and have only just squeaked a pass in maths I doubt they will think you are ready to do 2 challenging A levels like chemistry and biology. Think about what you are good at and what you are interested in and be prepared to discuss other options with them.
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    Ali Mali.
 
 
 
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