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    Hey everyone, thanks for reading this, I need a bit of help!

    I'm currently doing 4 AS Levels - English Lit, Drama, Irish and Religion. I was planning on dropping Religion at the end of the year and taking the other three on to A2, but it hasn't really gone to plan... I absolutely despise Religion, and I really am starting to feel huge pressure because it requires so much work. I'm spending so much time studying Religion that my other subjects are being neglected, and I really don't want that to happen.

    So my question is, if I drop Religion now and do 3 AS, will this limit my opportunities for university? I'm not thinking Oxbridge or anything mega like that; just possibly Queen's in Belfast, Manchester, Edinburgh or Cardiff. I would like to do a degree relating to English Language, Modern Languages, teaching possibly.

    Thank you so much for your time!
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    (Original post by hanzolo)
    Hey everyone, thanks for reading this, I need a bit of help!

    I'm currently doing 4 AS Levels - English Lit, Drama, Irish and Religion. I was planning on dropping Religion at the end of the year and taking the other three on to A2, but it hasn't really gone to plan... I absolutely despise Religion, and I really am starting to feel huge pressure because it requires so much work. I'm spending so much time studying Religion that my other subjects are being neglected, and I really don't want that to happen.

    So my question is, if I drop Religion now and do 3 AS, will this limit my opportunities for university? I'm not thinking Oxbridge or anything mega like that; just possibly Queen's in Belfast, Manchester, Edinburgh or Cardiff. I would like to do a degree relating to English Language, Modern Languages, teaching possibly.

    Thank you so much for your time!
    Your not aiming for the top Universities so 3AS/A2 should be fine. Maybe you should put even more time into studying before dropping the subject? Also, use your free periods in school. Get a group of friends and chat together but also study at the same time.
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    You should check with the unis you're thinking about applying to first. Perhaps its not too late to take up a new AS you wouldnt find too hard?
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    (Original post by hanzolo)
    Hey everyone, thanks for reading this, I need a bit of help!

    I'm currently doing 4 AS Levels - English Lit, Drama, Irish and Religion. I was planning on dropping Religion at the end of the year and taking the other three on to A2, but it hasn't really gone to plan... I absolutely despise Religion, and I really am starting to feel huge pressure because it requires so much work. I'm spending so much time studying Religion that my other subjects are being neglected, and I really don't want that to happen.

    So my question is, if I drop Religion now and do 3 AS, will this limit my opportunities for university? I'm not thinking Oxbridge or anything mega like that; just possibly Queen's in Belfast, Manchester, Edinburgh or Cardiff. I would like to do a degree relating to English Language, Modern Languages, teaching possibly.

    Thank you so much for your time!
    I would recommend dropping Religion now but taking up a 4th AS in your A2 year if your school will let you. This way, you will not be at a disadvantage as many universities do require 3.5 A Levels.

    Good Luck
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    I'm going to do all 5 of mine to A2. Trust me and do 4 to A2 - the extra work will pay off in the end
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    I felt like this about one of my AS subjects... personally i'd stick at it and let the knowledge you wont be doing it for A2 comfort you!
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    I'm going to do all 5 of mine to A2. Trust me and do 4 to A2 - the extra work will pay off in the end
    Business - given that you already have economics - will give you no benefit. Not only is business a soft subject, but there is somewhat of an overlap with economics, so it will be as if you only have 4 anyway. Just to put that out there.
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    Thanks for all the advice, it's taken me a while to decide what to do...

    I've looked through courses (mostly English Literature/Irish) in places such as Queen's, Cardiff, Manchester, Liverpool, and they all seem to be coming up with things like this:

    "A level: Grades AAA-AAB to be taken in one sitting. This should include either grade A in English Literature, or English Language and Literature. General Studies is welcomed but not normally included as part of the standard offer. AS-levels are not accepted in place of an A-level.

    AS level: Not accepted without A-level requirements as stated
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    So does this mean 3 AS should suffice? Sorry, I've never been too good with trying to figure these kinda things out...!
    I know I'm capable *fingers crossed* of achieving 3 As in Irish, English Lit and Drama.

    Thanks again!
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    What i would say is take 4. You never know, at the end of the year you may despise one of your choices and want to drop them but cant. However 3 AS' will be enough if you take all 3 to A2.
 
 
 
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