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    Should I drop 4 one of my A levels so that next year I am only taking 3 A2 levels and have the As level dropped or should carry on to A2 with 4 subjects? Would either one put me at a disadvantage?
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    Having a 4th subject gives you no advantage, as unis don't generally take it into account. You also get more free lessons to work/revise for your other 3 subjects. I had 5 subjects at AS and carried 3 over to A2 so the change was pretty noticeable. I would advise you to at least consider dropping. At the end of the day you need grades, not ucas points, and top grades at that.
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    No disadvantage in either, except if you do 4, you may be less likely the get the AAA or A* or whatever
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    You could always try to do 4 A2s, if it's too demanding just drop one (if your college allows that :P)

    You'll probably regret it if you don't try? XD
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    hmm i'd almost argue for doing 4 a-levels...it shows you can deal with a larger work load and some admissions tutors will look upon you doing 4 a-levels highly

    having said this it won't mean you're certain to grab a place just by doing 4....you're best off considering whether or not you could cope with 4 first off. If the answer to that is no, then drop one and take on the 3
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    some admissions tutors will look upon you doing 4 a-levels highly
    No, they won't.

    Doing 3 A2 and actually having a life outside of academics would put you in far better stead.
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    (Original post by dilligaf16)
    Should I drop 4 one of my A levels so that next year I am only taking 3 A2 levels and have the As level dropped or should carry on to A2 with 4 subjects? Would either one put me at a disadvantage?
    It's better to do 4 subjects as this is more competitive (though no universities want to admit it, but they look at it favourably)

    But only if you can get all As as 2A2B is far worse than 3A grades.
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    It doesn't make a difference at all.

    Next time inside of making a thread about this, use the search option.
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    I don't know how to start my own thread, but this is at least related.

    Will taking French give me any kind of advantage as it's a language? I like the language, and I'm predicted an A* at GCSE (I have A*s so far in my speaking and writing exams that count). I'm taking Maths, Further Maths, Bio and Chem as well.
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    No, they won't.

    Doing 3 A2 and actually having a life outside of academics would put you in far better stead.
    This.

    End of discussion.
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    (Original post by magap)
    Will taking French give me any kind of advantage as it's a language?
    No.

    It's better to do 4 subjects as this is more competitive (though no universities want to admit it, but they look at it favourably)
    Lies.
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    take 5
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    No.
    Am i better off doing physics then? i don't like it as much, but is it easier to get an A in a language rather than a science?
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    Medical schools couldn't give a toss whether you fo three or six A levels. You just need the grades. That's all they care about.
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    (Original post by magap)
    Am i better off doing physics then? i don't like it as much, but is it easier to get an A in a language rather than a science?
    You asked whether taking a language would be advantageous, the answer is no. As long as you have biology and chemistry you are pretty safe, do whatever you think you will get an A in is what I would recommend.

    I did Bio, Chem and Economics for A2.
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    If you want to do 4, then do 4, at least at this point in your life they're free. Though if you cannot cope with 4, do 3 >_<

    PS. I'm planning on doing a French AS - solely because I enjoy it...
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    Doesn't matter.

    (I don't know why people always say stuff like "do 3, but do work experience/socialise in your free time" on here; it's perfectly possible to do 4 and still do other things.)
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    I can understand why some people say that 3 is the minimum requirement. But in reality if someone has 3 A's and someone has 4 A's it makes it an easier decision.

    I do 5 and feel that my extra A levels got me the offers i have

    Getting 3 A's etc at A2 is still amazing but how can a university ignore the extra A levels. It is an added A level after all, it's not something to be taken lightly

    And it also depends on what kind of person you are, i personally find with the A levels i do, i can still have a social life and keep up the extra-curriculars But at the same time it isn't for everyone
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    ^ I do 5 AS levels and still find time to waste on TSR :dance:
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    (Original post by rubixer)
    I do 5 and feel that my extra A levels got me the offers i have
    They didn't.
 
 
 
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