Does a single award A level and a double award in the same subject count as 2 or 3?

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HappyHugs Thu 16-Aug-18 22:10:35

Sorry for confusion. Trying to support my niece and I’m not up to speed with all this. She has a B in applied art (single award) from last year and a BB in applied art (double award) this year. How many Bs does she have? Does the double award supersede the single?

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Sparkles1992 Thu 16-Aug-18 22:23:52

I think she has 3 Bs. I got a B and BC and I got into uni so yes must be 3 smilewell done

HappyHugs Thu 16-Aug-18 22:33:06

Thank you Sparkles, we’re your single and double in the same subject?

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AlexanderHamilton Thu 16-Aug-18 22:59:15

I would have thought they cancelled each other out because of too similar content.

There is a list of prohibited combinations published somewhere, maybe by QCA but I can’t find it.

Sparkles1992 Thu 16-Aug-18 23:25:24

One was a double award, applied business.

Sparkles1992 Thu 16-Aug-18 23:26:10

Sorry misread, yes they were two separate subjects so BC for one subject and B for another

Sparkles1992 Thu 16-Aug-18 23:28:34

Was her first year not classed as an AS? Mine was and then the second year made it an A-level. It takes two years to get an A-level so if she's done the same subject for 2 years and it's a double it will be classed as 2 a levels.

Sorry it's quite confusing! I didn't realise it was the same subject.


HappyHugs Thu 16-Aug-18 23:29:47

Thanks folks. It seems to me that your assumption is more likely the correct one AH but cannot find anything online that advises either way.

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AlexanderHamilton Thu 16-Aug-18 23:32:40

If you know the exam board I’ve remembered that it’s called “discounting”

HappyHugs Thu 16-Aug-18 23:35:05

OCR I think...

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AlexanderHamilton Thu 16-Aug-18 23:35:07

Pearson & OCR websites appear to be saying this spec ended in 2017 with only results in 2018.

AlexanderHamilton Thu 16-Aug-18 23:35:27

Results in 2018

AlexanderHamilton Thu 16-Aug-18 23:35:57

For goodness sake auto correct R E S I T S

titchy Thu 16-Aug-18 23:39:31

It only counts as 2 A levels. Did she think she would be getting three? Is an art degree the plan - in which case art foundation for a year.

HappyHugs Thu 16-Aug-18 23:41:43

She seems to have been told by school that it would count as 3. I suspected that was unlikely. 2 Bs should still give her some options though (I hope)

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AlexanderHamilton Thu 16-Aug-18 23:41:46

LegallyBrunet Mon 20-Aug-18 21:09:34

I did a double award in Health and Social Care a few years ago and it counted as two A-Levels

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