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    So I’m in year 12 and take biology, chemistry, maths and philosophy and ethics. In my college we had to pick last week in which subject we want to do an external exam in and achieve an AS level. I chose to drop maths. However, I’m doubting my choices now (I was never sure really whether to drop maths or P&E) and even though I can’t change in which subject I’m taking an external exam in, I’m not choosing what to carry on next year till results day. So I can still carry on maths if I wanted to however that would mean I wouldn’t have an AS in anything. Is that a really big deal? What percentage of students actually have an AS grade in something and is it a massive disadvantage to not have one?
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    My school no longer do AS levels and a lot of universities don't take them I don't think.
    So I imagine you're fine
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    My school no longer do AS levels and a lot of universities don't take them I don't think.
    So I imagine you're fine
    But can’t the universities see your as level and the grade you got in it? I guess the AS won’t affect whether you’ll get in or not but it would just show that you are really able to do well in your a levels and getting an A in let’s say maths would be the proof of you being a hard working and academic person.
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    Yeah the uni will see what you got in your AS on your UCAS application. I'm just saying a lot of universities will ask for a certain number of UCAS points from like 3 full A-levels. AS aren't desired or cared about as much.
    there's no problem in doing one but it's not a problem if you don't
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    Yeah the uni will see what you got in your AS on your UCAS application. I'm just saying a lot of universities will ask for a certain number of UCAS points from like 3 full A-levels. AS aren't desired or cared about as much.
    there's no problem in doing one but it's not a problem if you don't
    Okay, thank you so much. I guess my fear was just that if I don’t have an AS and other applicants do, they will be looked upon more favourably than me. But as you said there shouldn’t be a problem.
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    Just check on unis websites with the courses you want to do just to be sure
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