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    Hi Guys,
    A little bit of advice is needed

    Basically I started 6th form last September and have taken my AS levels and I am awaiting my results.

    I want to study something business and computing related at uni, I'm definitely not an Oxbridge candidate but I am predicted fairly good for my results this summer/

    I currently do Philosophy & Ethics, ICT,Geography and Business...I know I kinda messed up on my choices for A level but what I originally wanted to do clashed on the subjec t timetable and my 6th form is pretty limited on choice and I wasn't too sure back then what I wanted to do at uni.

    Due to a personal issue I was off school for a bit of time just before the January exams and I didn't get the best grade in Jan and I've retaken that paper.

    I'm awaiting my results which arive in August but now having a think about, I don't think I'm doing the right A - Levels to get me into a good uni..The uni's I was thinking of applying to don't have certain a levels that are required for it.

    I also don't have the best relationship with my head of year which i feel may impact my reference when applying via UCAS (if I do apply this year).

    I've been thinking about starting from scratch in a new environment at a new college rather than at my 6th form which is also a secondary school where we have no teachers either have no time to teach us because they are focusing on the GCSE students or for some of the subjects we end up having to self teach which isn't the best way to achieve the best grade...Well not at least for me.

    My question is do you think starting over and changing some of the subjects I was doing would be a good move or will it be completely detrimental to what i'm trying to achieve.

    I know some of you are gonna say wait for results day but I know I haven't done as well I should of and I need to make my plans and that.

    Thanks and sorry for the overlong post and feel free to ask any questions.
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    Switch over and you'll need atleast A level Maths if you can't get further Maths aswell to get into the top Universities for Business or computing courses.

    I'd say take Maths, stick with ICT if you like it and get maybe Physics or Economics too, along with further Maths.
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    (Original post by xSkyFire)
    Switch over and you'll need atleast A level Maths if you can't get further Maths aswell to get into the top Universities for Business or computing courses.

    I'd say take Maths, stick with ICT if you like it and get maybe Physics or Economics too, along with further Maths.
    Lets just say Maths is not my strongest point, I got a B at GCSE Maths and the degrees at the uni's I want to go to only require a B @ GCSE maths which is what I have.
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    I got a B for maths at GCSE too but got bumped up to a predicted A at A level, it just requires a ton of hard work. The way I looked at it was if I can't put in the work to get a decent grade for maths at A level then how would I be able to put in the work to get a decent grade in Uni, although I applied for Biochemistry.

    Either way ICT, Geography and Business are considered soft subjects by the higher up Unis so I'd recommend switching out Geography for Economics. If you get all A's at AS then you'll have a pretty good base to apply to some top Universities with.
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    (Original post by xSkyFire)
    I got a B for maths at GCSE too but got bumped up to a predicted A at A level, it just requires a ton of hard work. The way I looked at it was if I can't put in the work to get a decent grade for maths at A level then how would I be able to put in the work to get a decent grade in Uni, although I applied for Biochemistry.

    Either way ICT, Geography and Business are considered soft subjects by the higher up Unis so I'd recommend switching out Geography for Economics. If you get all A's at AS then you'll have a pretty good base to apply to some top Universities with.
    Ok I appreciate your advice and that but 1 I aint taking AS Maths because I know I'll fail like properly fail that that 2 Geography isn't seen as soft as compared to ICT and Business and 3 that soft and hard subjects thing don't apply to me

    I'm just looking for advice not on what as levels to study but on if this is a good decision to start over.
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    Oh alright, It'd be really good to have Economics when you apply for anything related to business so you might want to give that a try.
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    I'd honestly wat until August, then decide on what modules that you are going to retake etc.

    If you want to do business at university, those choices are fine. As long as you have a good personal statement then you should be ok.

    Regarding your reference, I'd say work hard during September as your Head of Year may potentially change your reference if you work harder or if they like you etc.
 
 
 
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