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    I'm currently in year 11 and have chosen to do A-Levels at 6th form.
    I have an interview tomorrow in which I'm going to ask if I can take an extra AS level. This will give me 5 in total. I want to take classic civ very much and I cannot see any other way around my problem.
    The ones I am already taking are: Biology, Chemistry, English Literature and Drama.
    I am a solid B/A student and I'm Worried that by taking Classical civilisation as well as my other options I might compromise good results...
    I am a very hard working person and I am dedicated to doing well but people keep telling me it will be too hard!
    If you could give me your views on my subject combinations or advice on what i should do i would be really grateful!
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    It all depends on what you want to do at uni! I think the combination of five you have in mind may be a little difficult just because from what I have heard about A-level Drama, it takes up a lot of time. So if I were you, I would probably take the other four (including Classical Civilisations), and maybe join a drama group outside school to pursue it as a hobby.
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    (Original post by coffeecup16)
    I'm currently in year 11 and have chosen to do A-Levels at 6th form.
    I have an interview tomorrow in which I'm going to ask if I can take an extra AS level. This will give me 5 in total. I want to take classic civ very much and I cannot see any other way around my problem.
    The ones I am already taking are: Biology, Chemistry, English Literature and Drama.
    I am a solid B/A student and I'm Worried that by taking Classical civilisation as well as my other options I might compromise good results...
    I am a very hard working person and I am dedicated to doing well but people keep telling me it will be too hard!
    If you could give me your views on my subject combinations or advice on what i should do i would be really grateful!

    (Original post by Festina lente)
    It all depends on what you want to do at uni! I think the combination of five you have in mind may be a little difficult just because from what I have heard about A-level Drama, it takes up a lot of time. So if I were you, I would probably take the other four (including Classical Civilisations), and maybe join a drama group outside school to pursue it as a hobby.
    I agree with Festina lente. Practical subjects like Art and Drama are known to take a lot of time, yet are not as respected as English Literature or Classical Civilisation. Therefore, I think you should try and do Drama in your own time if you enjoy it as a hobby; although, if you are adamant in taking it at AS level, then you should go for it: there are people who have done 5 AS levels and gained considerable success. It will be difficult, and I'm sure no University asks for 5 AS levels, so be aware: you could probably get 4 As, or 3 As and 2 Bs.
 
 
 

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