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    Hi, i'm currently doing 4 A level subjects, however think it may be more beneficial for me to drop the one with the lowest prediction, and do just the 3.
    However, if I drop 1, and only have the 3 subjects, could any universities give me offers for 4 subjects, as I'd have 4 predicted grades on my application?
    Please help me with some advice! I'm worried that if i drop english now, i could get an offer from a uni i really want to go to for 4 subjects! Would this actually happen, and has it been known for 4 grade offers to exist?
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    I'm pretty sure unis will only ask for 3 A levels.. even Oxford. Some unis like Warwick may ask for an additional AS grade as well as 3 A levels but seeing as you've already got that you should be fine
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    I think you'd have to tell them though. Why don't you telephone/email the universities asking them what they think?
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    If you drop one you do need to tell them. Otherwise, you've effectively lied on your UCAS form and they can cancel your application. Also, if you miss your grades they might be more lenient if you were doing 4 than if you're doing 3.

    If any do give you a 4 grade offer and you tell them you've dropped one then they may change your offer.
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    (Original post by loose_moose)
    I'm pretty sure unis will only ask for 3 A levels.. even Oxford. Some unis like Warwick may ask for an additional AS grade as well as 3 A levels but seeing as you've already got that you should be fine
    Thanks! I'm worried the uni's will request english as one of the 3 A-levels :eek:
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    exact same predicament, but if i drop it after i got offers will they be ok with it do u think?
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    I'm not sure if you can drop it after the offers. A boy in my school tryed to drop chem but they wouldnt let him. He had AAA ofer from Cambridge. He ended up taking the chem exam but he hadnt gone to any lessons or done any revision.
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    I think you need to tell UCAS and/or the unis you've applied to because otherwise you've given false information and any you've already got offers from could then change it, but I doubt they would since most people only do 3 A-levels anyway and that's all they ask for.
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    (Original post by LondonBoy)
    exact same predicament, but if i drop it after i got offers will they be ok with it do u think?
    I dropped a subject after I got my offers and was fine. Warwick even changed my offer from 4 A Levels to 3. However, this does depend on the uni so try to inform them as soon as you can.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    I dropped a subject after I got my offers and was fine. Warwick even changed my offer from 4 A Levels to 3. However, this does depend on the uni so try to inform them as soon as you can.
    That's very nice of Warwick indeed.
 
 
 

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