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    I am currently in AS year studying English Literature, History and ICT (not my first choice of subjects). I am planning to move to another sixth form for my A2 year, however this new sixth form doesn't offer ICT as an A level so I was planning on carrying on English lit and History on to A2 and picking up Psychology and another subject as an AS. However, I have heard it is very unlikely to be accepted by ideal universities with just 2 A levels and 3 AS, so I am planning on doing Psychology A level in one year and picking up another AS. The problem is I don't know what's the best other subject I should pick :confused: I was thinking of picking up Biology (as I'm planning on doing a degree in Psychology at uni), but as I am planning to do A level Psychology in one year it would be very difficult for me to get the A or B grade I need in it. Does it matter if I pick a less needed subject as an AS like Media,Citizenship,Government & Politics etc? I can easily get high grades in English based subjects as English is one of my strong points.

    I just don't know what to do next year:confused::confused::confused:
    And don't want to do an extra year.. Is there an alternative?
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    I'd say it would be very dificult but not impossible. If you find the subjects easy and are willing to work very very hard, thenI'd go for it. If not, I would consider perhaps doing one of the easier ones (and may i add RS to that list and it is an easier more 'accepted' A-level).

    This is especially as Hisotry and English Lit. are essay subjects and so take a lot of work (especially in coursework)
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    Oh.... I do have a friend who did an extra year and ended up with what she got the first time plus 5 As at AS, so it was definately worth it for her. She took an extra year as decided she didn't like her subjects and so took different one.
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    There's not really any need to pick up an extra AS. If you do Psychology A2 in one year, you'll have 3 full A-levels and an AS in ICT which would most likely be fine. Doing more than History, English and Psychology AS+A2 could end up damaging your grades so I wouldn't advise it unless you really think it's necessary. Check whether the unis you want to apply to require Biology but if not, then I'd really suggest just doing the three subjects. Perhaps find out what exam board you'll be doing in Psychology and start some preliminary reading over the summer holidays so that it's not too stressful learning everything in just the one year.
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    (Original post by d123)
    There's not really any need to pick up an extra AS. If you do Psychology A2 in one year, you'll have 3 full A-levels and an AS in ICT which would most likely be fine. Doing more than History, English and Psychology AS+A2 could end up damaging your grades so I wouldn't advise it unless you really think it's necessary. Check whether the unis you want to apply to require Biology but if not, then I'd really suggest just doing the three subjects. Perhaps find out what exam board you'll be doing in Psychology and start some preliminary reading over the summer holidays so that it's not too stressful learning everything in just the one year.
    Thank you, I've realized I don't actually need the extra AS. But thanks for the adivce
 
 
 
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