I've done exactly your combination (did French AS in y11 though and bio for y12), so I have managed 5 AS levels at once. Honestly, it was worth it because I enjoyed all the subjects and the workload was certainly doable because they aren't loads of essays to write every week
Just do every past paper you can find in maths and you're set!
However, with the reformed sciences, I wouldn't carry 5 subjects on to A2. French A2 was also a massive step up before it was reformed, from what I can remember, so I imagine it's much harder now. You'll see how much content there is in biology (even just in AS year). I'm doing maths, FM, physics and chemistry next year.
People are trying to scare you away, and rightly so, but if you really work hard then go for it!
Should I do 5 AS Levels? Watch
- 10-07-2016 11:00
(Original post by yaystrawberries)
- 10-07-2016 11:07
I've just done my GCSEs and am predicted to get A*s in all of them. The four A Levels I've decided on are Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Further Maths. The fifth would either be French or Biology, and I'd drop it after doing the AS Level. My teachers have told me repeatedly that I should consider taking 5 A Levels because they think I can handle the workload - for Maths/FM I've already tried a few of the C1, C2 and FP1 papers and done pretty well in them.
I want to study Chemical Engineering at university.
I know this isn't the only thread asking about taking 5 A Levels! But I want to ask anyone on the new specification for the sciences, what the workload is like and if it's doable. What are the advantages of doing 5 (apart from bragging rights)? Even though I found some of the units easy, have I totally underestimated how hard Maths A Level is?
- 10-07-2016 11:47
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- 10-07-2016 11:57
Exactly what I was wondering. Stanford and Princeton are basically the hardest Ivy leagues to get into, so it surprises me that he could get into both and not Oxford.
Oxford's official acceptance rate is 18% which is just a little higher than most liberal arts colleges
- 11-07-2016 21:06
they don't ask to see it but if its good (like 100) then I don't see why you can't mention it
- 11-07-2016 22:21
- 11-07-2016 22:28
I did 4 AS and 3 A Levels and if all goes well I'll be going to a good uni