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What is the point of doing 4 A-Levels in Year 12 and dropping 1 in Year 13?

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    I want to do History, Economics and English Literature at A-Level but my school want us to do 4 then drop one before we get to Year 13 but I don't get the point of this because I don't actually know what else to do. NOT MATHS THOUGH

    If you do 3 and fail anyone of those 3, youll get kicked out of six form .. If you do 4 AS's, theres a higher chance of passing 3, so you can carry on to do those 3 at A2. Some six forms offer 3 As, some offer even less. But the fact is most need 3 AS to carry on to A2 , a pass at AS being a D. ( since most uni need 3 full a-level to get on the course ).
    also it fit better on your timetable if you do 4, or else youll have a ton of free, which youll do nothing in.Lastly you can get UCAS point from it, or my year did, not sure about the new A0level. And those UCAS point could have helped a lot if you were just off your uni targets.

    Also you might find you don't like subject, like i chose history as my 4th, thinking i would drop it at A2, but i didn't do well in maths and i really hated it, so dropped that instead.Also for teh love of gowd don't do maths. If you want a science 100% do BIO, its the easiest by far. You might want to look into other humanities as well . Geo, is easy if you did it at GCSE, politics, is a lot like history.. endless possibilities really.

    overall there is a good reason for 4, but some six forms offer 3, but youll have to pass all 3 or else youll get kicked out.

    It gives you a bit of choice. None of my 4 children has stuck with the A levels they thought they would when they started Y12 - they've all dropped one they were certain they would carry on and kept up the one they thought they'd drop. Plus you do get an extra AS from it.
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