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Is there such thing as A Level combined science?

Or if not, can you do A level sciences with a fail (below a 4) at GCSE? And say you only did single science? I just want to show I am better than what I got at GCSE.
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Original post by Anony345533
Or if not, can you do A level sciences with a fail (below a 4) at GCSE? And say you only did single science? I just want to show I am better than what I got at GCSE.

Entry requirements depend on the 6th form college. The exam board don't have any rules to say that if you achieved below a certain grade at GCSE then you can't do an A level. The only reason colleges have requirements is to filter out the people who would struggle too much and eventually drop the subject. I would ask the college you go to if you can sit a GCSE past paper to show that you're more capable now than you were then. If you do really well and convince them of your passion and commitment, then they might just let you in :smile: . But it will be a massive jump in terms of content!

As far as I'm aware, combined sciences are just a GCSE thing. I googled it quickly and I couldn't find anything. I think your best bet is to go to the college you would like to go to and ask them to prove that you're able to cope. Good luck! :smile:
Original post by Anony345533
Or if not, can you do A level sciences with a fail (below a 4) at GCSE? And say you only did single science? I just want to show I am better than what I got at GCSE.

There is no combined Science A-Level but I think there is something similar available as a BTEC; however, universities and others may require specific A-Levels if you want to go further with Science or STEM.
Original post by melancollege
There is no combined Science A-Level but I think there is something similar available as a BTEC; however, universities and others may require specific A-Levels if you want to go further with Science or STEM.
What is similar to combined science that is available as a BTEC?
Original post by Anony345533
What is similar to combined science that is available as a BTEC?

There is BTEC Applied Science. I have very little knowledge about it, but, when I was at college, a few students moved from A-Level Chemistry (the only Science I did, I'm not sure of its similarity to the others) to it, usually if they were struggling.

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