Is it a must to finish AS before applying for UCAS?

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Hello I'm a private student with reference from my tutor and predicted grade A*AA, planning to finish both AS and Alevel in one summer session.
I wonder if it is disadvantageous for me to do that. Thanks!
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Once you do full A level then the AS is irrelevant. I didn’t even take any AS exams. So no, you’re not disadvantaged
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Once you do full A level then the AS is irrelevant. I didn’t even take any AS exams. So no, you’re not disadvantaged
Thank you Did you get any interviews without AS result?
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(Original post by rimskys)
Hello I'm a private student with reference from my tutor and predicted grade A*AA, planning to finish both AS and Alevel in one summer session.
I wonder if it is disadvantageous for me to do that. Thanks!
I think a uni would have doubts about whether someone could achieve A*AA in one year unless you have really outstanding academics from previous study to support your application to top unis
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Thank you Did you get any interviews without AS result?
What subject are you applying for?
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I think a uni would have doubts about whether someone could achieve A*AA in one year unless you have really outstanding academics from previous study to support your application to top unis
Thank you! Will a bad AS result affect the chance of interview from top uni?
A in Chemistry and Economics but B-C in Biology
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What subject are you applying for?
Biomed
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Biomed
Aside from Oxford, Cambridge and for some courses at Manchester, no Unis interview for Biomed.
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Aside from Oxford, Cambridge and for some courses at Manchester, no Unis interview for Biomed.
I applied for Imperial, UCL and Edin, will lack of AS result affect the chance of getting a offer from them?
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Thank you Did you get any interviews without AS result?
The course I applied for isn’t one that does interviews but I got 4 unconditional offers
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Thank you! Will a bad AS result affect the chance of interview from top uni?
A in Chemistry and Economics but B-C in Biology
I thought you didn't have AS results? #confused
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I thought you didn't have AS results? #confused
I don't have one now but I could enroll for January session (IAL)
I'm thinking if I should enroll for that
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I don't have one now but I could enroll for January session (IAL)
I'm thinking if I should enroll for that
Most students in England don't complete AS Levels any longer so it will not disadvantage you.
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The course I applied for isn’t one that does interviews but I got 4 unconditional offers
Did you finish Alevel before receiving offers?
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Most students in England don't complete AS Levels any longer so it will not disadvantage you.
Do you mean they only have to finish A2 units for UCAS?
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Do you mean they only have to finish A2 units for UCAS?
They don't need to have finished any units really. In most cases just to have completed enough work for their teachers to provide predicted grades.
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Do you mean they only have to finish A2 units for UCAS?
No. In England the entire A level specification is examined at the end of the course in a single exam season so pe5ople don't take external exams part way through. (AS does stills exist for most subjects but if you take the exams they don't contribute to the final grade, just like GCSE results don't contribute to it either).
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