How many A levels do you have to take?? Or does it differ for each 6th form or college??
If you want to go to University then you normally need 3, but people often start with 4 and drop one after AS.
None are compulsory.
Unlike GCSEs you don't have to do any. But doing them is strongly recommended.
Yeah i knwo all that, but when you start AS which i will be soon, do i have to do 4 or can i do 3??
It depends on what your college will allow.
You need 1 to get into a HND course
You need 2 to get into some uni degree courses
You need 3 to get into most uni degree courses
You need 3 + 1 AS to get into certain courses at some top unis
Most sixth forms make you take at least 3, because if you do less than that you dont do enough hours of study per week to be classed as a full time student. But with college its a bit different.
Most people do 4 subjects in the first year and 3 in the second. If you want to go to university, you'll probably need 3 A2s, but you might get away with 2 A2s and 2 ASs or even just 2 A2s.
Usually you would have at least 4 AS's, excluding General Studies.
It depends on your school/college, and the option blocks if you have any. In my school, the maximum you can take is 5, as there are only 5 option blocks.
If I were you I would stick to 3-4 AS-levels. If you take 4 AS-levels you will have an advantage on going to good universities, as they recommend (optional though) you to have 3 A-levels and 1 AS (drop the AS subject at year 13, and continue 3 A2's onto year 13). In addition, it reduces the workload at year 13, as you dropped one subject. If you take 3 AS-levels, it's better to continue onto year 13 with all of them, as most universities want 3 A-levels. 5 is a bit too many in my opinion.
It really depends on which you prefer and what you want to do after A-levels. I'd personally say maths, physics, chemistry and Spanish would be a good combination, as ICT has loads of coursework and probably won't teach you anything you didn't already know. As stated above, most people who do further maths only take it as a 5th subject because some universities won't accept maths and further maths as 2 A-levels. Only take it if you really love maths and have the ability in it.
just to give a general idea, most people i know take either 3 or 4 at AS plus general studies. btw i can see why uni's are reluctant to make offers based on maths + f. math as 2 alevels i mean surely maths becomes somewhat easier after doing f. maths as well
yeah but surely when going into the A2 year the concepts in maths are easier to pick up than they would have been considering having already done AS f. maths. not to mention the fact that half of your timetable will be maths and you will become naturally more competent in it since you do it half the time