I will be finishing my A-levels this year. For one of my A-levels, I will be doing 5 modules instead of 6 because my teacher said I won't have time to do the 6th module. He recommended me to take the 6th module in my gap year, and take the 4th and 5th module in the summer. By the way, I took the first 2 AS modules in january, and the 3rd one will be taken this summer. Therefore I will have 5 units (a full AS (3 units) and half a A2 (2 units (module 4 and 5).
Would I still get a grade although the 6th module is missing or do I only have a AS grade or would I have NO grade?
Would the uni's still accept me although I've done an AS and done the 4th and 5th module without having the 6th module grade, and doing the 6th module in my gap year? I don't want to apply next year though.
Hope you can help me out.
Ok, thanks for the advice. By the way, that is my suggestion from my teacher. I will go ask the examinations officer.
You could probably get it certified with only 5 modules although your grade is likely to be 1-2 lower than it should be, my suggestion would be to ask the exam officer, then ask uni's and worst comes worst, teach yourself the unit and make a private entry (£12 I think).
i would say, try your best to do as much of the last module as possible...maybe quite brief in all the section, and then expand it IF u have time at the end. I mean, u can gain a few easy marks that way and it can be added towards your total mark for A2. Its better to get a module mark of C D E than a U. I mean, after June if u didn't get a good enough A2 grade, u can re-do the coursework in your gap year then with something to work on.
Trev, Im in a very similar position and the answer is no. I think you will get certified for your AS but not ur A2. The exam boards issue a final grade once all 3 A2 modules have been completed since otherwise the subject is classed as uncomplete. Stupid really, but thats how it goes.
Regardless of what your teacher says, you can do the coursework independantly.
What subject is it? Knowing this would give a better idea of whether doing it without your teachers help is possible.
Also check if you can sit an exam instead of the coursework. Lots of science subjects give you a choice, or are weighted equaly between c/w and examination.
Ahh, computing. I remember the coursework for AS level, and it was loooong.
I can see the problem now. I guess you will have to do it in a gap year...
If you certify the grade after 5 modules, then you won't be able to do the 6th in your gap year anyway.