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    Hi, I am thinking about getting an Accounting and Finance degree at Uni, and the AS levels which I have decided so far are Maths, Economics and History. I'm unsure whether to pick between Chemistry and Further Maths, and I had posted about this earlier. I was just thinking, would the workload be far too much if I decided to do all 5 of these at AS level? I got mainly A*s in my GCSE mocks, although I would much prefer to do 4 AS levels. What are the advantages of doing 5 AS levels; do they increase your chances for being accepted by Unis? Or wouldn't 5 be necessary if I am deciding to be an Accountant? Thanks for your time and help!
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    (Original post by sweet_gurl)
    Hi, I am thinking about getting an Accounting and Finance degree at Uni, and the AS levels which I have decided so far are Maths, Economics and History. I'm unsure whether to pick between Chemistry and Further Maths, and I had posted about this earlier. I was just thinking, would the workload be far too much if I decided to do all 5 of these at AS level? I got mainly A*s in my GCSE mocks, although I would much prefer to do 4 AS levels. What are the advantages of doing 5 AS levels; do they increase your chances for being accepted by Unis? Or wouldn't 5 be necessary if I am deciding to be an Accountant? Thanks for your time and help!
    Doing all 5 AS's would be a lot of work, but perfectly possible if you stay focused and organised during the course. There isn't any real advantage in doing 5, as the most Unis will ever want are 3 A-levels and 1 AS level, so you might as well do for.

    As for the actual subjects, the subjects you've picked so far are fine. I do both of the subjects you're trying to choose between so I'll try and give you a few thoughts on each one.

    Personally, I found chemistry AS much harder than the Chemistry in Science GCSE and I thought there was quite a jump up. However, it's a rewarding subject both because its extremely 'respected', and would open up other options for you say if you change your mind during your A-levels, doing Chemistry and Maths A-levels would probably be enough to get you onto a Chemistry degree at a lot of Univerisities. It's also nice when something you've found difficult in chemistry suddenly clicks and you can then finish the rest of your homework in about 5 minutes The exams definitely need thorough revision though, at AS your answers have to be much more precise to score well.

    I also do Further Maths. Now, I'll try not to be too biased given that I'm going to be applying for a degree in maths - but further maths is awesome if you do Edexcel, you'll probably do the full A-level Maths in year 12, then the A-level Further Maths in year 13. I'm starting the Further Maths modules this year but from what I've seen of them so far, its a lot more interesting than A-level Normal Maths so if you enjoy Maths enough to have twice the amount of lessons than you'd have with single maths (which for me is 10 lessons a week), and you're expecting an A or A* at GCSE, then further maths shoud definitely be something to go far.
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    Doing all 5 would be a lot of work and to be honest, it probably won't help you at all with university applications, so unless you really love all those subjects and are sure you could cope with the work, I'd choose one. Further maths would be more relevant, but it's in no way essential and I'd only advise taking it if you get an A* at GCSE. Maybe you could start with all 5 and drop one if it gets too much.
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    I would choose Further Maths instead of Chemistry as maths is more relevant to what you are doing.

    Check the university's requirements when you get nearer the time you will be applying.
 
 
 

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