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    I have heard that if you fail your AS then you will have a hard time resitting those subjects as the schools do not want to waste money on entering you for that exam fearing you might fail again or you will need to take different subjects. Like are you proper screwed if you fail your AS?
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    (Original post by The RAR)
    I have heard that if you fail your AS then you will have a hard time resitting those subjects as the schools do not want to waste money on entering you for that exam fearing you might fail again or you will need to take different subjects. Like are you proper screwed if you fail your AS?
    If we're talking about the new reformed qualifications, then the AS has no bearing whatsoever on the A Level grade.

    Schools may not enter students for an A Level with poor AS grades, that's up to the school.

    It won't look fantastic on a university application.


    If we're talking about the old-style AS, then it will have an impact on your A Level grade and schools tend to allow resits of AS Level exams in year 13, though there will be exceptions.
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    If we're talking about the new reformed qualifications, then the AS has no bearing whatsoever on the A Level grade.

    Schools may not enter students for an A Level with poor AS grades, that's up to the school.

    It won't look fantastic on a university application.


    If we're talking about the old-style AS, then it will have an impact on your A Level grade and schools tend to allow resits of AS Level exams in year 13, though there will be exceptions.
    (Original post by The RAR)
    I have heard that if you fail your AS then you will have a hard time resitting those subjects as the schools do not want to waste money on entering you for that exam fearing you might fail again or you will need to take different subjects. Like are you proper screwed if you fail your AS?
    i thought with the new linear AS course you can't retake any exams , atleast that's what my school told me
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    (Original post by Ray_Shadows)
    i thought with the new linear AS course you can't retake any exams , atleast that's what my school told me
    That sounds like your school's policy, not what is possible regarding exam boards.
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    That sounds like your school's policy, not what is possible regarding exam boards.
    hmm that seems a bit unfair , maybe i got it wrong

    they said at the end of the year if you don't get atleast a D grade in a subject u have to retake the year

    but you can't retake the same subject
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    (Original post by Ray_Shadows)
    hmm that seems a bit unfair , maybe i got it wrong

    they said at the end of the year if you don't get atleast a D grade in a subject u have to retake the year

    but you can't retake the same subject
    :confused: That's bizzare, but I see why they've said that.

    It's your school's belief that if you don't get a D or above at AS, then that subject isn't right for you, and there's not point in continuing with it. I disagree with them, but that's their stance.

    That doesn't mean they'll kick you out, since you need to be in employment education or training until 18 legally.
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    We get removed from roll if we don’t get three C grades =) no pressure
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    (Original post by Ray_Shadows)
    hmm that seems a bit unfair , maybe i got it wrong

    they said at the end of the year if you don't get atleast a D grade in a subject u have to retake the year

    but you can't retake the same subject
    You can retake the subject if you get a U.
    I got an English in French my first year and begged my college to let me retake it and they accepted 🤷*♀️
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    (Original post by The RAR)
    I have heard that if you fail your AS then you will have a hard time resitting those subjects as the schools do not want to waste money on entering you for that exam fearing you might fail again or you will need to take different subjects. Like are you proper screwed if you fail your AS?
    It depends on whether your A levels are legacy , international or linear as that will have a large bearing.

    As 04 pointed out the mark may contribute to your A level if legacy or internationl. If linear it will not, so doesnt matter much. Most people have stopped taking AS and take linear.

    If you are doing AS then check whether it counts towards your full mark.

    In theory it is easy to resit. In practice if the fail is large then your school may decide you have no A level propsects and either tell you to drop it or if you did really pooerly ask you to leave.
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    (Original post by orderofthelotus)
    We get removed from roll if we don’t get three C grades =) no pressure
    I personally find it disgusting that schools enter people for the linear AS when the students have full intentions of doing the A Level.
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    I personally find it disgusting that schools enter people for the linear AS when the students have full intentions of doing the A Level.
    Our school still enters us for the AS exams
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    (Original post by The RAR)
    Our school still enters us for the AS exams
    Then they're expecting you to do 3 years worth of courses, in 2 years. I personally find that ridiculous, but that's a debate for another thread.
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    I personally find it disgusting that schools enter people for the linear AS when the students have full intentions of doing the A Level.
    All subjects are linear down here now so idk about that
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    (Original post by orderofthelotus)
    All subjects are linear down here now so idk about that
    I did linear A Levels. I didn't do the AS, because I didn't have to.
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    :confused: That's bizzare, but I see why they've said that.

    It's your school's belief that if you don't get a D or above at AS, then that subject isn't right for you, and there's not point in continuing with it. I disagree with them, but that's their stance.

    That doesn't mean they'll kick you out, since you need to be in employment education or training until 18 legally.
    (Original post by AmberTheApple)
    You can retake the subject if you get a U.
    I got an English in French my first year and begged my college to let me retake it and they accepted 🤷*♀️
    oh yeh they're not gonna exclude you from college , mine just said that they will let you retake the year but do different subjects
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    Then they're expecting you to do 3 years worth of courses, in 2 years. I personally find that ridiculous, but that's a debate for another thread.
    In what way? The first year content of every Linear A level I've looked at = the content of the standalone AS.
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    (Original post by gdunne42)
    In what way? The first year content of every Linear A level I've looked at = the content of the standalone AS.
    Different exam styles. In English Literature there were different texts that you'd do. There are differences.
 
 
 
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