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    i have been offered 3 alevels based on my grades however i would like to do 4 alevels but is it worth it?

    (Original post by D.SHA64)
    i have been offered 3 alevels based on my grades however i would like to do 4 alevels but is it worth it?
    From what I've been told uni offers are based on the best 3 anyway

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    There are a few things to consider:
    Are you capable of studying 4 without it being detrimental to your grades overall? 3 really good grades are worth more than 4 mediocre ones.

    Is the extra subject worthwhile? i.e. is it something valued by universities... Things like english, maths, sciences, languages, history. There are obviously others, but things with a large set of transferable skills that would help you access lots of different types of courses. This is important if you may change your mind about what you want to study.

    Could the extra subject be substituted for one of your others if you didnt make the grade? e.g. some offers would be something like AAB with at least one science so in that case physics could be subbed for chemistry if the grade was higher.

    Is this subject something you really enjoy? I know people that have chosen sciences, maths and phototography as a 4th because its their hobby anyway and they really enjoy it. Its not really relevant to their uni application but its for enjoyment and if their offer is points based rather than grades in particular subjects it could help in that way.If its not something you really though enjoy its a lot of work!

    (Original post by D.SHA64)
    i have been offered 3 alevels based on my grades however i would like to do 4 alevels but is it worth it?
    Quality not quantity.

    All universities make typical offers for 3 A-levels.

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