But do you think it's a disadvantage to do pure sciences if say I want to do nat sci or medi at Oxbridge?
There are very few doing purely sciences at my school.
One of my classmates are doing 3 sciences and maths + Geo AS.
I want to do that combi as well + Further Maths AS... cause I REALLY want to do Further Maths.
I seriously don't want to work my ass off, and want to enjoy fully the subjects I'm gonna do. If I HAD to choose to drop either Geo AS or Further Maths AS, I'd drop Geo AS.
But then again, would unis look down on those who only do sciences? Depends on which course you want to take, one might say. But Geo is a subject that can open up many choices, so I'm told.
I would continue 3 A2's and carry the AS levels forward. Some universities might consider the AS-levels into one A-level.
Why dont you do 5 ASs, and if the workload does get too much than you can always drop one. And with geog, i find unless you really wanna do it...you wont put the work in needed, so if its not your top priority subject dont take it, and dont do it for the wrong reasons. Unis do like variety, and it maybe good to do it incase you change your mind of what you wanna do. But you can always take it later down the line, say if you decide you dont like one of you AS choices, you can drop that and perhaps take up geog. Ive also known people who have done and extra AS whilst doing their A2s, though this would probably be a strenuous work load. But where unis like variety - they also like good grades and evidence of extra-curricla activities .
And even if you dont get an interview - thats what your personal statement is for, so you can comment on how you dont do just work - however if you do take 6 AS you probably wont have time for anything else.
Oh.. the workload. It is not too much, you would still have spare time.
Free periods are useless, you end up dossing around, doing no work. You might as well do something useful.
yeah, free periods, at first they are such a novelty and you just use them as extensions on breaks and then your teachers tell them you are suppose to use them for work...so you do for a couple of months, but then you end up just dossing around again. Maybe now and again using them for work when the workload is alot. But the common room was far more appealing than the libary where we got hushed constantly...dam the constant politics of the school library
when I had a few in the lower sixth we were playing naughts and crosses... and I was reading magazines..... (studying for general studies of course)
oh god dont even get me started on general studies...i didnt go to one class. Biggest waste of time...just an extra free. In upper 6th i only have 3 lessons a day. Then when i took my jan exams i got an A in one of my history module so i didnt need to go to that class nemore..so i would go home at 11. I loved the common room, we would just sit around having a laugh. and when everyone started driving...roadtrip!!!