Hi, I've recently just started year 12 and this is obviously the first year the reformed system has come into place.
I'm currently moving towards doing 3 A-levels (2 of them are reformed) and one AS level. The A-levels are Philosophy and Ethics, Government and Politics and Computing; the AS level is History. I got 3 A*s, 7 As and 1 B in my GCSEs.
I'm wondering if anyone could help me determine how important that AS level in History would be to potential University applications, especially considering that I'm planning to do an EPQ. What I've seen thus far is a lot of universities only require 3 A-levels of certain grades for most courses, especially the Philosophy courses, which is most likely what I'd be interested in. In terms of UCAS points I'm aware that 3 A-levels plus an EPQ would equal the same points as 3 A-levels plus an AS-level.
The primary reason for me considering this is that I greatly enjoy my 3 A-level subjects and I really don't enjoy History - I'm very much struggling to be passionate about it - and (to me) it seems logical to focus my attention and time on the things that I enjoy, and are thus much more likely to do well in. It would also be a considerable help to my G&P A-level if the only external exam I have to focus on at the end of this year is G&P, and not also History.
Thanks for any help.
How much more important is 3 A-levels and 1 AS than just 3 A-levels?
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