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    I started off doing 6 and dropped one after AS. Yours aren't all "hard" subjects so it's definitely doable
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    (Original post by King-Panther)
    Have you studied fine art yourself?
    Nope, can't draw lol.

    But people have repeatedly said that it has a high workload.
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    (Original post by Blackspur)
    I started off doing 6 and dropped one after AS. Yours aren't all "hard" subjects so it's definitely doable
    What did you study?
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    (Original post by King-Panther)
    Have you studied fine art yourself?
    I have, it's a killer.

    Around exam time, 2-3 times a week we were in there for an extra 2 hours after the school day ended, and almost all lunch times too. All free periods were spent in the art department. Not to mention extra work at home. Not what you want when you could be revising for other subjects.

    Having said that I did really enjoy it.
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    i have to agree, don't underestimate fine art. a couple of my friends got full marks in GCSE art, they fit in as much art as possible - to the point where they have almost no social life at all, and they still have a heavy workload after all of the extra effort.
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    I did ten and it was tough, but that's what everyone has to do here.
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    (Original post by aliluvschoc)
    I have, it's a killer.

    Around exam time, 2-3 times a week we were in there for an extra 2 hours after the school day ended, and almost all lunch times too. All free periods were spent in the art department. Not to mention extra work at home. Not what you want when you could be revising for other subjects.

    Having said that I did really enjoy it.
    I should stick to the Philosophy, Physics, maths and fine art A2. Dropping Environmental studies after AS will save me much needed time because I go to the gym 4 days a week for 2-3 hours.
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    (Original post by cestvrai)
    I did ten and it was tough, but that's what everyone has to do here.
    Were they english A-levels and where are you currently studying?
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    (Original post by King-Panther)
    I want to do 5 AS levels in maths, physics, philosophy, fine art and environmental studies. Is that too many?
    Yes, please trust me when I say 3 is absolutely fine.
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    I'm doing 5 AS levels; Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Music.

    I'm pretty adept at Music though and the rest of those subjects don't deal with essays so in a way I can handle the workload.I think it's pretty dependent on which subjects you want to study.

    However, unless it's for Further Maths, I wouldn't advise taking an extra AS/A level. If I could I'd drop Chemistry seeing how boring it is. At the moment I mainly focus on Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Music and Chemistry I kinda focus on.

    I'll drop Chemistry most likely haha.
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    (Original post by Dededex)
    I'm doing 5 AS levels; Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Music.

    I'm pretty adept at Music though and the rest of those subjects don't deal with essays so in a way I can handle the workload.I think it's pretty dependent on which subjects you want to study.

    However, unless it's for Further Maths, I wouldn't advise taking an extra AS/A level. If I could I'd drop Chemistry seeing how boring it is. At the moment I mainly focus on Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Music and Chemistry I kinda focus on.

    I'll drop Chemistry most likely haha.
    Do you think the five I'm doing is a bad idea?
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    I took 5 AS levels: Maths, Further Maths, Bio, Economics, Critical thinking.

    I dropped 2 at A2 and am now doing 3. I don't think it's a burden at all if you're interested in the subjects and you're going to enjoy it then do it.

    Looking at the subjects that you want to do; they're not going to be as demanding as others.
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    I am also doing 5 AS levels atm. IMO you will find that if you can get 3A's in 3AS levels in 1 year adding another 2 subjects will probably give you something like ABBCC if you spend about the same time studying and level of effort. But then again i have never been anygood at time management.....

    What do you want to study at uni??????

    I would have 3A*'s over 5B's anyday. It's not like GCSE's here there is more depth in each subject, understanding it to an A grade will take a lot of time and patience.
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    (Original post by Tesla1993)
    I am also doing 5 AS levels atm. IMO you will find that if you can get 3A's in 3AS levels in 1 year adding another 2 subjects will probably give you something like ABBCC if you spend about the same time studying and level of effort. But then again i have never been anygood at time management.....

    What do you want to study at uni??????

    I would have 3A*'s over 5B's anyday. It's not like GCSE's here there is more depth in each subject, understanding it to an A grade will take a lot of time and patience.
    Well that also comes down to intelligence, the smarter you are, the faster you learn (understand) things... I will most likely do 5 AS levels and drop 1 if not 2 at A2.
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    (Original post by King-Panther)
    Thank you, that was very helpful... I may take you advice as it makes sense..... Also, a sustainable built environment as well as autonomous buildings are extremely important in architecture, and I think environmental studies does involves work based around natural resources as well as sustainable living... However, studying it at AS does show an interest.
    While it does show an interest, as i've already said, unis don't really care and it's extremely unlikely they'll take that into consideration so, as before, my advice is not to take it!
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    (Original post by King-Panther)
    What did you study?
    Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry, German and General Studies. Admittedly counting GS as a subject is pretty cheeky but the other 5 made year 12 pretty tough. Oddly enough it was German that took the most out of me. I could have continued with German at A2 but that would just have been entirely unnecessary as far as university entry goes. If you are set on taking 5 at AS, definitely drop at least one next year. Doing more than 4 A2s is just stupid.
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    it is too many if you can't handle the the work load, if you can than its ok...

    My friend got 5 A*s in Physics, Chemistry, Maths (Distinction), Further Maths, Applied ICT (distinction)
 
 
 
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