I'm one of only two people I know who's done 4 A2s at my sixth form (not including Critical Thinking).People aren't really encouraged to do four A2s , but they will allow for it in the timetables.Interesting comments regarding state funding because we were instead forced to do CoPE (ASDAN certificate of personal effectiveness , just a skills thing)for the same reasons.Needless to say that there weren't many completed portfolios (including mine!).
No though my Physics teacher didnt half try
Not forced, but I'm doing it anyway. Most people do three at my school; I might end up amongst them if my laziness outweighs my will to do French.
i think the school should let students choose thier own. not force. but i'd say if you manage the workload don't see the point of dropping one..
i was forced to take 3 becuase i didnt do well in my 4th subject at AS level
Purely out of choice however if i can't make that transition between AS to A2 successfully & i'm slipping grades then dropping a subject is a must.
no point to do general studies when the unis actually don't count it.
We are 'encouraged' to do 4 A2s. So that's pretty much definately unless you really have to drop one. Quite a few do 5 as well, if they continue with Critical Thinking.
Ours is 4 at AS, then 3/4 at A2
Na, most do three at mine...
We're forced to at my school - you either do three academic studies + general studies or four academic + no general studies - not great, but good when you're competing for uni places.
thats really stupid. everyone I know who has got into oxbridge has only done 3 surely it doesn't matter and I've never heard of a school doing that