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Hello, I am currently thinking of doing A level biology, mathematics and chemistry, but since I am doing foundation tier in science courses, so the maximum grade ı can get is 5 and all schools want grade 6 for A level bio and chemistry. Do you think if I get grade 5 in science, will schools still accept me?
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Original post by şirin
Hello, I am currently thinking of doing A level biology, mathematics and chemistry, but since I am doing foundation tier in science courses, so the maximum grade ı can get is 5 and all schools want grade 6 for A level bio and chemistry. Do you think if I get grade 5 in science, will schools still accept me?
Sorry to be like this, but no. You HAVE to meet the subject entry requirements to do them at A-level, i think however you may be able to do applied science but im not sure if that will allow you to do medicine at university since they want the separate science A-levels.
Reply 2
Original post by şirin
Hello, I am currently thinking of doing A level biology, mathematics and chemistry, but since I am doing foundation tier in science courses, so the maximum grade ı can get is 5 and all schools want grade 6 for A level bio and chemistry. Do you think if I get grade 5 in science, will schools still accept me?

sadly, its a very rare case. usually with a HIGH 5, they can sometimes let you in depending on the numbers. but they are very popular subject combinations and chances lower. the gap between a level maths and higher tier is extreme, i couldn’t really imagine foundation. if you think you have the discipline to do well enough to comprehend a level maths, still give it a go. likelihood they allow you onto courses do sadly get a lot slimmer with lower grades. a levels are very very very very hard. and chemistry (from experience) can be harder to comprehend than higher tier maths gcse. biology i would say definitely apply to get in ! colleges usually allow resits of failed core gcse subjects (english and maths) and you have another attempt to reach the requirement otherwise i’m pretty sure you get kicked out and will have to do first year again until you pass. but for mathematics as an A-level. they probably wouldn’t let you in. they tend to advise against it because the difference tends to be overwhelming for students. i recommend if you do manage to get in, that you try khan academy (COMPLETELY free) (american, but AP is equivalent to A-level, and they’re grade/years are wrong. year 11 = grade 10) and try to see how you get on with some simple lessons and practice papers on there ! i hope you manage to get on, and i wish you the best of luck if you do ! just know your frees are not free time. its VERY important you use them to study. take it from me who didnt and now has to restart college.. crazy stuff. even in the first few weeks, use it to familiarise yourself with the content, it gets you into the habit of not seeing free time as free time ! 🤗🤗
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Original post by brnziu
sadly, its a very rare case. usually with a HIGH 5, they can sometimes let you in depending on the numbers. but they are very popular subject combinations and chances lower. the gap between a level maths and higher tier is extreme, i couldn’t really imagine foundation. if you think you have the discipline to do well enough to comprehend a level maths, still give it a go. likelihood they allow you onto courses do sadly get a lot slimmer with lower grades. a levels are very very very very hard. and chemistry (from experience) can be harder to comprehend than higher tier maths gcse. biology i would say definitely apply to get in ! colleges usually allow resits of failed core gcse subjects (english and maths) and you have another attempt to reach the requirement otherwise i’m pretty sure you get kicked out and will have to do first year again until you pass. but for mathematics as an A-level. they probably wouldn’t let you in. they tend to advise against it because the difference tends to be overwhelming for students. i recommend if you do manage to get in, that you try khan academy (COMPLETELY free) (american, but AP is equivalent to A-level, and they’re grade/years are wrong. year 11 = grade 10) and try to see how you get on with some simple lessons and practice papers on there ! i hope you manage to get on, and i wish you the best of luck if you do ! just know your frees are not free time. its VERY important you use them to study. take it from me who didnt and now has to restart college.. crazy stuff. even in the first few weeks, use it to familiarise yourself with the content, it gets you into the habit of not seeing free time as free time ! 🤗🤗

It took my all time to read this man. But thank you for actually writing. Anyway, they won't take me to A level with grade 5, and even if they do with my luck, I think it will be difficult. But I applied to colleges for btec applied science l3 extended diploma. I applied to be guaranteed if I was not selected for A level courses. I agree with you about free time and I am very sorry that you restarted the collage. After these exams are over, I plan to live life to the fullest and focus on my studies at the same time (but don't believe me when I say this because I don't trust myself, maybe I may not study at all). Anyway, I may have blown your mind, that's all I can say. Have a good day bro ❤.

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