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    Will working for 3 days a week for 5 hours a day be bad if I want to get high grades in chemistry, biology, physics, and philosophy at sixth form.

    This is doable if you are a person that can manage their time well. Are these evening shifts? You shouldn't miss any classes especially with working so much.

    I started working the Summer after GCSE's and have continued throughout my As and A2. My shift amount varies but 3 was my minimum. These shifts are 8 hours long. Some days i would wake up at 6 for college finish at 3 them go to work and finish at 11pm and then do it all over again.

    If anything its a good thing, it allows you to be independent and grow up all of which help you when managing your time. 3 shifts a week especially ones that short should not effect your grades.

    Without trying to sound rude if you cant do it then maybe you shouldnt be doing A levels as unless you come from a very well off family youll have to work through university and university will be much harder. Its good practice.

    I did however take the month of exams off both years to cram, good luck 😊
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    Thank you all repliers
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