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    I am doing four A levels, and do plan on sitting all of them. This is just a hypothetical situation. What happens if I do not attend the examinations for just one subject? Does this mean that it will not show as a subject on my results?
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    Although not 100% I believe you'll just get a U for each unit, provided you were entered for the exams.
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    A U. And since your school are paying you to take your examinations and they ask you to sign a form which says you'll be there and you don't attend you may have to pay a fee. Exams aren't free!
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    Thanks for your messages. Can I just try and withdraw from the exam a few weeks before I am to sit it? What does that mean for a university place? It would be based on four subjects, then will they have to do it based on three subjects?
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    Yes you can withdraw and do it the following year, bear in mind alot of universities will be looking for reasons why you didnt sit the exam! also your school will need a legit reason
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    (Original post by Linalolo)
    Yes you can withdraw and do it the following year, bear in mind alot of universities will be looking for reasons why you didnt sit the exam! also your school will need a legit reason
    Would I need to redo it next year? I would already have three good A levels. And if they ask a reason what could I say to make it seem valid? Could I just say that I don't need the subject and it doesn't benefit me as in I won't need it for a degree or a career? And I don't mind paying the exam fees if I have to.
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    (Original post by Syedahad)
    Would I need to redo it next year? I would already have three good A levels. And if they ask a reason what could I say to make it seem valid? Could I just say that I don't need the subject and it doesn't benefit me as in I won't need it for a degree or a career? And I don't mind paying the exam fees if I have to.
    I thought this is a hypothetical question... I mean obviously if you dont sit your exams you should redo it.. I dont understand what you are saying.. If you do your a levels and get results why would u repeat.?! if you had a reason to repeat then tell them your reason...
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    (Original post by Linalolo)
    I thought this is a hypothetical question... I mean obviously if you dont sit your exams you should redo it.. I dont understand what you are saying.. If you do your a levels and get results why would u repeat.?! if you had a reason to repeat then tell them your reason...
    So I would sit three A levels at the end of my 2nd year. I may decide that I don't want to do the fourth A level and therefore try to withdraw from the exam because I wouldn't want to do it, or I would just not sit the tests. I don't want to repeat the A levels, just may decide not to do the last one.
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    Okay then yeah just tell your teachers you want to drop the subjects and youre fine you wont need to repeat anything
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    you get a U grade
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    They estimate a mark for the missing unit https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...-is-absent.pdf
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    Just tel them you want to drop it before they enter you into the exam (think it’s around March time)
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    You can't drop an exam once the centre has entered you for it. Make sure you check when they enter you for it, and drop it before then, otherwise you will get a U.
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    You guys are are wrong you can drop after being entered in fact you can withdraw at any point.
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    why do you want to drop it. do you have enough with 3 to get you in uni. loads of students drop a subject to attempt to improve on their remaining subjects if you do that its fine,if your just dumping it because you want more free time very bad idea. taking it the next year will not be acceptable to loads of unis.
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    (Original post by ed98)
    Although not 100% I believe you'll just get a U for each unit, provided you were entered for the exams.
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    A U. And since your school are paying you to take your examinations and they ask you to sign a form which says you'll be there and you don't attend you may have to pay a fee. Exams aren't free!
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    you get a U grade
    (Original post by bjt1882)
    You can't drop an exam once the centre has entered you for it. Make sure you check when they enter you for it, and drop it before then, otherwise you will get a U.
    You don't get a U, you get an X if you don't turn up to the exams.

    (Original post by mathsinsider)
    They estimate a mark for the missing unit https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...-is-absent.pdf
    That's only if they miss it because you're ill
 
 
 
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