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    What was your experience?

    Pretty good, was lucky that I got some help from one of the teachers. Very glad I did it.

    (Original post by BlossomSerena)
    What was your experience?
    Hi! I'm currently studying (and taking the exams for) 4 A2's. It completely depends on how you approach it, I've put a lot of work in over the course of the academic year with frequent study time and revision and I feel prepared. It also depends on the subjects your looking to take, how much content is in the course, how much coursework etc.. But to sum up, If you put the work in then its not a lot harder than doing 3!

    Thoroughly unenjoyable. I took Maths, Further Maths, Physics and German. Wish I hadn't done Further Maths.

    I did Maths, Physics and Chemistry A2 plus Further Maths AS/A2 in Year 13. It's kind of cheating becuase I think they take less work than more qualititative subjects, so doing something like Lit/History/G&P/RS or any combination like that would have been much more insane.

    It is awfully time consuming to be honest, and it wasn't really necessary for me to do Chemistry though I just needed an A in either Physics or Chemistry for my offer so it was useful to have a 'safety net', and I'm glad that I kept studying Chem as it has been useful for my general knowledge.

    To do well with things, you need to be studying things throughout the year (especially if you self teacher Further Maths!) rather than leaving everything till the last minute. Exam season becomes hectic with so much revision to be done, and to be honest, after my 13th exam I had a mini-breakdown during the exam because of something an invigilator was doing, which was not much fun.

    But anyway.. ask yourself whether you really need 4 A2s
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