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    I want to do a course like Biology or Environmental Science. I know a lot of unis that do their entry requirements in points do accept two A Levels with AS Levels, and I have emailed Liverpool and Manchester Universities and they both said they accept two A Levels and two AS Levels of equivalent grades.

    I took Biology, Chemistry, Sociology and History for AS and absolutely hate Sociology and History, (and know I would do crap in them if I carried them onto A Level, probably a C in Sociology not likely to get a B, History let's not go there im awful at it and just took it as a 4th subject!)

    I know these Unis have both said they accept two A Levels, but would it be worth it? Manchester want ABB for Biology or BBB for Environmental Science which I think I could get if I got the last B in two extra AS Levels, or one extra AS Level and re-sat Sociology AS.

    Would it be worth just doing 2 A Levels in September and trying to get A(Biol) and B(Chem) in them, and then B in 2 AS Levels? My reg teacher said that he doesnt think I should do it and that I should keep Sociology. But I don't think I can get a B in that. On the other hand unis do prefer 3 A Levels and would they just think 'pfft she's only doing 2' when I applied! Any advice would be appreciated here
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    I had this problem before. I really wanted to just carry on with 2 A levels because I hated my 3rd and my 4th was only offered as an AS. I was going to carry on with 2 A levels and take another 2 AS's in my second year but got it drummed into me that it would be better to take 3 which is what I ended up doing. It was a struggle to keep motivated but now it's over I'm glad I did 3.

    Anyways, it's up to you. If you only take 2 Alevels then it would be worth taking up another AS that you'd enjoy to give you more UCAS points.
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    (Original post by BabyGirl92)
    I want to do a course like Biology or Environmental Science. I know a lot of unis that do their entry requirements in points do accept two A Levels with AS Levels, and I have emailed Liverpool and Manchester Universities and they both said they accept two A Levels and two AS Levels of equivalent grades.

    I took Biology, Chemistry, Sociology and History for AS and absolutely hate Sociology and History, (and know I would do crap in them if I carried them onto A Level, probably a C in Sociology not likely to get a B, History let's not go there im awful at it and just took it as a 4th subject!)

    I know these Unis have both said they accept two A Levels, but would it be worth it? Manchester want ABB for Biology or BBB for Environmental Science which I think I could get if I got the last B in two extra AS Levels, or one extra AS Level and re-sat Sociology AS.

    Would it be worth just doing 2 A Levels in September and trying to get A(Biol) and B(Chem) in them, and then B in 2 AS Levels? My reg teacher said that he doesnt think I should do it and that I should keep Sociology. But I don't think I can get a B in that. On the other hand unis do prefer 3 A Levels and would they just think 'pfft she's only doing 2' when I applied! Any advice would be appreciated here
    You will limit yourself to some extent at least if you are only offering 2 A2s instead of 3. Arguably a C at A2 will stand you in better stead than an average of B from 2 ASs. Taking two new ASs next year on top of 2 A2s would be a big ask anyway.

    I think you should wait and see what your AS results actually are before deciding, but on balance I would advise against only doing 2 A2s.
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    (Original post by BabyGirl92)
    I want to do a course like Biology or Environmental Science. I know a lot of unis that do their entry requirements in points do accept two A Levels with AS Levels, and I have emailed Liverpool and Manchester Universities and they both said they accept two A Levels and two AS Levels of equivalent grades.

    I took Biology, Chemistry, Sociology and History for AS and absolutely hate Sociology and History, (and know I would do crap in them if I carried them onto A Level, probably a C in Sociology not likely to get a B, History let's not go there im awful at it and just took it as a 4th subject!)

    I know these Unis have both said they accept two A Levels, but would it be worth it? Manchester want ABB for Biology or BBB for Environmental Science which I think I could get if I got the last B in two extra AS Levels, or one extra AS Level and re-sat Sociology AS.

    Would it be worth just doing 2 A Levels in September and trying to get A(Biol) and B(Chem) in them, and then B in 2 AS Levels? My reg teacher said that he doesnt think I should do it and that I should keep Sociology. But I don't think I can get a B in that. On the other hand unis do prefer 3 A Levels and would they just think 'pfft she's only doing 2' when I applied! Any advice would be appreciated here

    I've done it this year. I had English and Media at A2 this year, then did a Design course and Psychology at AS. I applied to 5 good schools and got the offers. I've been offered a place for september by the University of Sheffield for English Language & Literature, which is now my firm. I just did what I had to do to get where I wanted to go. If you need more advice just message me.
 
 
 
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