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    has anyone done it?
    how did it go, did you do better? how did you explain it in the personal statement , did you explain it?
    why did you do it?
    thank you
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    (Original post by worse happens in cold war)
    has anyone done it?
    how did it go, did you do better? how did you explain it in the personal statement , did you explain it?
    why did you do it?
    thank you
    xx
    I picked two wrong A Level's and ended up dropping them and taking up two new AS Level's along with two A2's. I did not find it a problem and fited in with a bunch of 16/17 year old's fine as I had just turned 18 at the time. In my college there were students in their 20's doing AS Levels so being a year older than the rest of them is no problem. I did not expalin it on the personal statement but it depends where you are applying to. I recieved all offers from the uni's I chose, but different uni's have different ways of doing things so.

    I dropped two of my AS levels because I was not enjoying them at all. It did mean I had to spend three years in college instead of the normal two years as I had to complete the two new A Levels, however there are a lot of people in my college who did this so it's no real problem. I suppose you do go to university a year later than everyone else, however at university age does not matter. I would say if you want to then repeat the year, what you could also do is resit any modules in January if you don't fancy resiting the year. But it is up to you.
    Hope this helps :yes:
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    My cousin screwed up his ASs and so got kicked out of his school. He moved to a different (equally good) school and has had a great time, and I'm sure he'll get good grades.
    Funny thing is though, he has a September birthday so he turned 18 at the beginning of year 12!
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    I took english, french, biology and chemistry and was hoping to study medicine. Ended up with A,C,D,D which was partly due to laziness after gcses and also a new boyfriend (haha!). Anyway, my teachers thought I could do better as I did well at gcse. So I decided to retake year 12, dropping english and french, redoing biology and chemistry, and taking up geography and psychology.
    Best decision ever. Ended up with 4 A grades at AS last Summer, continued with all 4 to A2 and decided against medicine but had even more choice with what I could do after that, which was great.
    On my personal statement I basically explained it as wrong subject choices to begin with, as I had taken up 2 new subjects the second time around, and used it to sound mature about making education decisions, able to motivate myself to study for 3 years. It didn't hinder me at all, I got offers from all 5 universities I applied to, and I'm now waiting for my A2 results and hopefully going to ucl in september.
    The only downside I found was being jealous when all my friends from my year went off to uni and left me behind! But the 3 years do go pretty quickly.
    If you feel you can dramatically improve on your grades, it will definitely be a good thing to do, not only for university but getting a job, as they don't care if you take 3 years to do A-Levels, they just look at the grades at the end of it.
    Anyway, good luck, I hope I've helped in some way.
 
 
 

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