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    Hi,

    So, at the start of year 12 I took History, Politics, Biology and Chemistry. I dropped biology for English after a few weeks, even though I also hated chemistry. Chemistry got worse and worse and I was getting Us in basically all tests we had.

    I wanted to change to maths but it was too late, so they said I could self teach and take the January mock, and if I got a C I could change. Surprise surprise, I didn't pass the maths or chemistry mock (I got Bs in the other three) and I was allowed to drop chemistry and choose to take maths, but I was advised against taking maths this late because I'd be 'setting myself up to fail'.

    So, now I'm left with three AS levels which Im very good at, and my A2 targets for these are A*A*A. However, is the fact I only took three AS going to impact my chances of getting into top unis (I wish Oxbridge but probably at least Russell Group)? I'm set for getting all As in the three I'm taking this year but its stressing me out so much as to whether I'm at a disadvantage.

    Should I carry on as I am/go back to chemistry/take maths and with the help of a tutor aim for a decent grade in May/June?? I'm doing EPQ this year too, if that helps.
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    (Original post by klaurenb)
    Hi,

    So, at the start of year 12 I took History, Politics, Biology and Chemistry. I dropped biology for English after a few weeks, even though I also hated chemistry. Chemistry got worse and worse and I was getting Us in basically all tests we had.

    I wanted to change to maths but it was too late, so they said I could self teach and take the January mock, and if I got a C I could change. Surprise surprise, I didn't pass the maths or chemistry mock (I got Bs in the other three) and I was allowed to drop chemistry and choose to take maths, but I was advised against taking maths this late because I'd be 'setting myself up to fail'.

    So, now I'm left with three AS levels which Im very good at, and my A2 targets for these are A*A*A. However, is the fact I only took three AS going to impact my chances of getting into top unis (I wish Oxbridge but probably at least Russell Group)? I'm set for getting all As in the three I'm taking this year but its stressing me out so much as to whether I'm at a disadvantage.

    Should I carry on as I am/go back to chemistry/take maths and with the help of a tutor aim for a decent grade in May/June?? I'm doing EPQ this year too, if that helps.
    Three A-levels with predictions of A*A*A (assuming your targets translate into predictions) would be more than adequate for most unis.

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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    Three A-levels with predictions of A*A*A (assuming your targets translate into predictions) would be more than adequate for most unis.

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    Would it be better to have AAA AS-Levels or AAAB/AABB/AABC???
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    (Original post by klaurenb)
    Would it be better to have AAA AS-Levels or AAAB/AABB/AABC???
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    Nope not at all, you are all good and I didn't know you could change to another subject even if you took 3 AS, wish my teachers gave me that kind of chance
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    AFAIK there are no unis who give out offers requiring you to have 4 A-levels. With the exception of Oxbridge (and possibly LSE and Imperial) any applicant who is predicted to get near the entry grades, the uni will make an offer to.
    I know from experience if you are taking 4 A-levels unis pretty much ignore the extra one in their offers. ie. will still say "we want you to get 3 A's"
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    (Original post by klaurenb)
    Would it be better to have AAA AS-Levels or AAAB/AABB/AABC???
    Well obviously AAAB is better.


    But AAA is enough, and nearly every course doesn't specify that you need a 4th AS.
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    I have the option to do the AS maths in year 13. If I did this, would universities take this into consideration or would it be better to complete my three A-levels and extra AS and then apply the following year?

    and would I have to disclose that the AS maths was completed in year 13 when applying?? Would it really matter that Id done it a year later?
 
 
 
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