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    in my school we have to do 3 a levels
    and only do 4 if we get 6a*s

    i am planning on doing
    physics - 4th a level (reserve)
    english lit

    It's definitely harder than 3, since you get fewer study periods. But it's still doable.

    Try doing 3 Higher Level and 3 Standard Level IBs...

    And I know some eager beavers who even split that into 4 and 2.

    Up until the new a-levels came in- it was a normal thing to do 4 a-levels in year 12, then carry on 3 in year 13. Quite a few carried on all 4 in year 13. Ao yeah, its definately do-able.

    If you have no life, sure. 3 are hard enough, you can always do something like EPQ for extra UMS points if the university accepts them. a lot of unis only take 3 a levels so another one can be a waste of time and effort. I think it's better to do 3 and put the amount of time in you would for your 4th a level on those. However, if you don't know what you want to do or your university course needs specific a levels then I would try 4 then drop one. That's what I did but felt I couldn't focus on the 3 I carried on and now I have to resit AS exams. You just need to think to yourself though and decide for yourself; it is a huge jump from GCSE, can you manage putting in the necessary amount of hours of revision every night from September til May?

    TLDR: Yes
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