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    I'm not sure how many A levels to take. I've always planned on taking 4 subjects but from September it's compulsory to study the Welsh baccalaureate, so if I take 4 subjects + Welsh bacc I'll essentially be doing 5 A levels. Most people in my year are taking 4 + Welsh bacc but a lot of people I know in the year above me that did this couldn't cope with the pressure and ended up dropping one. I'm definitely taking maths, English literature and drama and I'm not sure whether to take biology or even psychology or Spanish as a fourth. I was originally going to take biology but I looked at the specification and I don't think I'd enjoy the topics. I'm also scared that if I take 3 + Welsh bacc I'll end up hating one of my subjects and then I won't be able to drop one. Ughhhh help please

    If you take four then you can choose to drop one. Universities only want three - and the Welsh Bacc put you a step ahead of most people. Maths and Sciences are hard at A-Level (you must be v good at Maths). Drama is fairly similar to GCSE so doesn't really add to you workload.
    If I was in your shoes I would take four as dropping one wont matter, I wouldn't want to take only to feel that you could have coped with four.
    You can always sea subjects (in theory) in the first two weeks or so. Good Luck!

    N.B. I take Maths and Drama and two others so know about the work load.
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