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    (Original post by justrelirandom)
    4x6=24
    7-8 hours of school a day 7x5 =35 + sat school
    i dont see why it isn't feasible
    The extent to which mathematics is learned at A-level is much beyond the things one will have covered at GCSE. You have to develop a whole new equilibrium on the thought process itself. Do not underestimate your choices.
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    (Original post by mediaroom)
    Make media studies one of those subjects, it will be just like doing 6!
    Why not take sociology and critical thinking and it will be like doing 4 !
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    Do it if you can.
    but take the IB instead
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    (Original post by justrelirandom)
    Medicine
    If you decide that you're really keen on medicine over the others, then do yourself a favour; drop everything apart from Bio, Chem and 2 others (from your posts, you sound pretty into maths, so keep that if you want.) Any extra A levels provide you with no advantage in applying (to be fair, you sound like you know this, and only want to do these because they interest you) and the time you save by not doing 7 subjects can be channelled into the volunteering work needed for any med application.

    I think that it's a failing of our system that we basically have to choose arts or science at age 16.
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    do 4 and put the effort of doing 7, hopefully you should attain A*s (About 3) and you will be in a very strong position to get onto a good course, at an established uni





    peace out
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    What's the point in just taking a Mandarin exam for the sake of it, if you're already fluent so would probably learn little new from the process?

    Also, triple science and double maths is certainly manageable, and i suppose an extra maths would be fine.

    But if you wanted to take a humanities subject I would say stick to 4 (max 5 at a stretch) A levels and drop something.

    This is coming from an IB student doing 7 subjects (and ToK, CAS, EE) - so I know what academic suicide is. And trust me, sleep and a social life are wonderful things.
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    I personally wouldn't want to take 7 A-Levels because my grades would suffer to much and it is pretty pointless to be honest.
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    Unless you're a genius, you will actually die doing 7.
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    Dude, you must be crazy to do 7 A Levels to A2. 3 is the usual amount, 4 is not too uncommon these days, and 5, well that'd be pushing it.
    Just do like 3/4 A Levels to A2 and concentrate on trying to get top grades in them, instead of getting average grades in 7 A Levels. If you want to go uni, then it helps massively to know the general subject requirements (if any) for the course you want to do.
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    If the only way you learn is by forcing yourself to revise for pointless modules then go for it. If you actually want to learn stuff do Further Maths (no need for triple) and a couple of other subjects with lots of additional reading.`You're more likely to get into Oxbridge with the latter.
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    Clearly the OP has no interest in taking the feedback provided on board, so let her do what she wants.

    I'm sure she'll regret being so stupid when she fails/ends up with no uni offers.
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    (Original post by justrelirandom)
    Currently i'm think of studying :
    Triple maths (or double maths at minimum)
    Triple science
    Mandarin(Not really studying , just taking exams)

    So a couple of questions :
    1.Is triple maths worth it? Does it give you that much of an advantage?
    2.How is the work load going to be?
    3.If i'm also considering to take Philosophy,History,Economics is there any way to fit those in?
    The work load would be extremely high. Of course it's not impossible to get good grades on them all, but highly unlikely.

    I didn't even know triple maths existed lol, but I would say Double maths (presuming this is like Maths & Further maths) would be plenty, even to study maths at uni. By Triple science I'm guessing you mean bio, chem, phys. To do Maths, FMaths, Bio, Chem and Phys will be a hard work load but can do well if you work hard and are good at them! However make sure you're enthusiastic about it, cause that's a lot of sciences. If you want some greater variation in there I'd substitute one of the three sciences or Fmaths for one of your other options.

    I've not mentioned the Mandarin cause I assume from what you say that you already speak it, but make sure the course requirements aren't going to interfere with revising/working at your other subjects, eg. you might have to read a text in mandarin and comment about it, or do some research about the countries where it is spoken.

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    (Original post by justrelirandom)
    How are they going to find out about my social life? Ask what clubs i go to?I don't see why 1 more subject is going to kill me seeing that lots of people take double maths triple science and mandarin requires no effort


    Do you know how brackets work? That was hardly my main argument, just a point to raise. If you don't take time to indulge in other activities (sports, charity, work experience, etc) universities will label you as another 'boring' academic and this may (and probably will) hinder your application.

    '1 more subject'? You're proposing 7, more than double what the average student takes.
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    OP clearly doesnt know what a social life is.

    By all means, take 7 a levels.
    And maybe get amazing grades, if your very very.. very lucky.

    But then, when it comes ti job interviews, watch all these people with 3 or 4 a levels smash you because they have the social skills needed to interact and impress the interviewer.
    You will stay at home for most/all of the week, this will hinder your social skills no matter what anyone says. You will have less topics to talk about, less stuff in common and will just generally lack the confidence to sit correctly and smile and have a chat with the interviewer.

    Plus.. Quality > Quantity.

    Plus.. I'd rather be having a drink + playing football + seeing a girlfriend + generally having a life than working an extra 3 or 4 hours a day.
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    nah not worthy... should have some time outside class.
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    What I think ur doing is taking a piss tbh. 7 A levels is not a suicide mission, but for what reason on this earth would you do 7 ? I guarantee that you achieve a higher average than a B or maximum a low A. Second, the universities will not want to take you due to ur lack of social skills.
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    God, it never ceases to amaze me how insecure some people on this forum are. It's like they are hell-bent on putting the OP down.

    Anyway, 7 A Levels is managable as long as you are reasonably intelligent. You do not have to be a genius as some posts in this thread suggest. Triple maths won't have much of a workload if you are good at maths. Triple maths will also mean that physics is pretty straightforward. I can't speak for chemistry and biology but I don't imagine they are very difficult.

    It is very possible to get 7 As/A*s. To be fair though, most people would struggle so you should bear that in mind.
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    depends what you want to do...go to university or make a sad point
    the discussion should never reach the point where ur saying 'i can handle it' or 'i can go out as well' - discussions about workload etc
    because fundamentally theres no point in doing so many alevels. what gives it away is the fact you say 'ill just take mandarin i wont study' - meaning you already know it; you're just taking alevels not for learning but simply to 'collect' them - and theres no point to it.
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    There is no point in doing 7 A levels, 3-4 are enough.
    It's better to get good grades in 3 subjects than mediocre grades in 7.
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    (Original post by lexafish)
    My Chinese friend was advised not to take Manderin A level, because, as she was fluent, some unis wouldn't count it so it wasn't worth the effort.

    Or at least, that's what she told us.
    This is true.
 
 
 
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