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    If i do not drop a subject will having four good A levels make up for my average GCSE grades?

    For GCSEs I attained 6As and 4Bs and should get 2 As and 2 A*s for my A levels

    will this help me get into LSE or another similar Uni?
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    yeh carry on doing all 4.

    no university offer will contain more than 2 A*s so theres not much point dropping the fourth subject and aiming for a third one. (unless of course you're thinking of applying in your gap year)
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    (Original post by city)
    If i do not drop a subject will having four good A levels make up for my average GCSE grades?

    For GCSEs I attained 6As and 4Bs and should get 2 As and 2 A*s for my A levels

    will this help me get into LSE or another similar Uni?
    Ill let you know whether it helps with LSE or not when they send a decision for my application. I am doing 5 A levels, 1 AS and 1 Extended Project.
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    The workload will increase, due to the fact that your subjects will presume they have a larger allocation of your time
    I would say its definitely not unbearable though Also its a brilliant example of how good your time management skills are
    Although no Uni's require it, and a lot say it does not affect your application I would say its impossible for them to ignore it, especially the higher uni's, where you need everything you can to stand out amongst the crowd
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    Doing 5 is fine. It was kind of easy in AS year, but now it is starting to give some grief given that I have to prepare for interviews, admissions tests and whatnot.
    If you are going to do 5, make the 5th something different to the other 4, so that you are well-rounded.

    I am currently overworked.
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    It's a definite that it would look better on your application. HOWEVER, IMO it's better to gain amazing results in 3 A levels, such as attaining A*s, than achieving a possible 3Bs and an A in 4 A levels, but that's if you can't handle the four entire subjects. I would say do it if you're certain you will be able to manage.
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    I managed five I got 2A*s and 3As so it is possible however consider how much other stuff you want to be doing, personally I sailed over half term and was either sailing or orienteering every weekend during term time, so I didn't get the other 2A*s I was close to, but I really didn't care I enjoyed my subjects hence I kept them up.

    Enjoy
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    (Original post by didgeridoo12uk)
    yeh carry on doing all 4.

    no university offer will contain more than 2 A*s so theres not much point dropping the fourth subject and aiming for a third one. (unless of course you're thinking of applying in your gap year)

    Not true, there were a handful of A*A*A* offers last year from Cambridge at least, so it wouldn't surprise me to see places like Oxford, Cambridge and LSE giving that offer out fairly regularly in a year or two.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    Not true, there were a handful of A*A*A* offers last year from Cambridge at least, so it wouldn't surprise me to see places like Oxford, Cambridge and LSE giving that offer out fairly regularly in a year or two.
    seriously? ****. well OP maybe concentrate on getting 3A*s then....
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    (Original post by JONNYCMW)
    Doing 5 is fine. It was kind of easy in AS year, but now it is starting to give some grief given that I have to prepare for interviews, admissions tests and whatnot.
    If you are going to do 5, make the 5th something different to the other 4, so that you are well-rounded.

    I am currently overworked.
    Being overworked will hinder your grades. What subjects are you taking, out of interest? where have you applied? and which course?
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    (Original post by mir3a)
    Being overworked will hinder your grades. What subjects are you taking, out of interest? where have you applied? and which course?
    Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths. For medicine @ oxford, imperial, kings + sheffield.

    Our headteacher firmly believed that we should do 5 A levels for the fun of learning and because we can. I'm enjoying it though and my grades are good enough not to warrant dropping anything
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    (Original post by dotty_but_good)
    I managed five I got 2A*s and 3As so it is possible however consider how much other stuff you want to be doing, personally I sailed over half term and was either sailing or orienteering every weekend during term time, so I didn't get the other 2A*s I was close to, but I really didn't care I enjoyed my subjects hence I kept them up.

    Enjoy
    What subjects did you do?
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    (Original post by JONNYCMW)
    Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths. For medicine @ oxford, imperial, kings + sheffield.

    Our headteacher firmly believed that we should do 5 A levels for the fun of learning and because we can. I'm enjoying it though and my grades are good enough not to warrant dropping anything
    Solid subjects there bro, well done! what are your predicted grades?
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    (Original post by city)
    If i do not drop a subject will having four good A levels make up for my average GCSE grades?

    For GCSEs I attained 6As and 4Bs and should get 2 As and 2 A*s for my A levels

    will this help me get into LSE or another similar Uni?
    I'm sort of in your position. Except my GCSEs are slightly worse, and I have more than 4 A levels.
    Do it, there isn't that much content at A level. It'll be fine.

    Don't expect it to guarantee you a place, though. It may raise your chances slightly; but, if people are predicted straight As, however many A levels they have it will come down more to PS and references etc. And, probably, GCSEs.
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    (Original post by King-Panther)
    What subjects did you do?
    Maths, further maths, physics, chemistry, biology. Like everyone else it seems, wasn't terribly original although originally I had hoped to do geography rather than biology but they couldn't time table it.
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    There are people doing the above-mentioned 5 subjects all together in 1.3 years' time, from the most difficult exam board (in our and many others' opinion).

    It's doable. I'm not boasting or anything, I'm just saying it's possible. I'm only doing 4 in 1.3 years though not 5.
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    (Original post by JONNYCMW)
    Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths. For medicine @ oxford, imperial, kings + sheffield.

    Our headteacher firmly believed that we should do 5 A levels for the fun of learning and because we can. I'm enjoying it though and my grades are good enough not to warrant dropping anything
    I'd drop further maths after AS if you're applying for medicine, as many of my friends hav, but hey, that's just me! FM is hard and takes up a serious amount of time, and from what I can see there is no benifit to having it going into medicine.

    I did 5 AS (Maths, FM, German, Chem and Physics), now doing 4 A2 (+ General Studies but that doesn't really count) and my workload isn't too bad at all, I think I would be hating life if I was still doing German now though.
 
 
 
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