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    Tunnel courses are when a sixth form or sixth form college others to teach a full A Level in a year by allocating more periods of study to it a week. It is essentially the workload of 4 A Levels but you are doing 3.
    Sometimes it is because people do not want to retake a year but want 3 A Levels, not 2. Perhaps they did badly in one but amazing in the other two, and as we no longer have AS exams, teachers offer to teach 2 years worth of content in one year.
    Or it's something like my situation :/

    I really regret not taking an A Level option that would open far more doors for me when applying to uni. Before anyone says 'Unis don't see facilitating subjects as more respected, it just keeps options open', the reason I want to switch out my A Level option for a facilitating subject is NOT BECAUSE I THINK IT IS MORE RESPECTED because that is bs. It is because it would definitely open more doors as to what degrees I could apply for, as with my courses now, I'm very limited as to what I could actually do. I should have done more research into unis and possible careers when I picked my option tbh but I was too buzzed for sixth form to think properly.

    My tutor said if the timetables work out next year and the staff are free she could offer me a tunnel course in the course I want to do, but it is a big if - I wouldn;t know until September when the timetables are actually made, so like I said, no guarantee.

    If the worst comes to the worst I would stick with my current options but I seriously hope I could do this tunnel course as I would willingly put the effort in, and, like I said, I would feel more confident looking at a wider range of uni degrees.

    Basically what I'm asking is - has anyone ever done one before and how demanding was it to learn all the content in less than a year? Do you regret doing it? Is it feasible to get a good grade, even with more lessons a week?

    Unis I'm looking at range from AAA to ABB to BBB.
    My grades in each subject atm are A, B and a lovely little E in Spanish (btw year 11s, don't take languages for A Level, you'll die )
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    Tunnel courses are when a sixth form or sixth form college others to teach a full A Level in a year by allocating more periods of study to it a week. It is essentially the workload of 4 A Levels but you are doing 3.
    Sometimes it is because people do not want to retake a year but want 3 A Levels, not 2. Perhaps they did badly in one but amazing in the other two, and as we no longer have AS exams, teachers offer to teach 2 years worth of content in one year.
    Or it's something like my situation :/

    I really regret not taking an A Level option that would open far more doors for me when applying to uni. Before anyone says 'Unis don't see facilitating subjects as more respected, it just keeps options open', the reason I want to switch out my A Level option for a facilitating subject is NOT BECAUSE I THINK IT IS MORE RESPECTED because that is bs. It is because it would definitely open more doors as to what degrees I could apply for, as with my courses now, I'm very limited as to what I could actually do. I should have done more research into unis and possible careers when I picked my option tbh but I was too buzzed for sixth form to think properly.

    My tutor said if the timetables work out next year and the staff are free she could offer me a tunnel course in the course I want to do, but it is a big if - I wouldn;t know until September when the timetables are actually made, so like I said, no guarantee.

    If the worst comes to the worst I would stick with my current options but I seriously hope I could do this tunnel course as I would willingly put the effort in, and, like I said, I would feel more confident looking at a wider range of uni degrees.

    Basically what I'm asking is - has anyone ever done one before and how demanding was it to learn all the content in less than a year? Do you regret doing it? Is it feasible to get a good grade, even with more lessons a week?

    Unis I'm looking at range from AAA to ABB to BBB.
    My grades in each subject atm are A, B and a lovely little E in Spanish (btw year 11s, don't take languages for A Level, you'll die )

    What are your other two subjects in?
    What is it you want to do?
    What is the new subject?

    Seems like a no brainer.

    Facilitating tend to be safe choices and they tend to be more respected in the sense that they are on more preferred lists. I would still rather have a good grade in a non F than a poor one in an F.
 
 
 

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