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    A-level options...HELP!
    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!

    ALOT of work. Bio, Chem, Lit and Classics are all heavy subjects, and I think drama involves alot of coursework and practical assessments. They'll probably have timetabling issues too with that, so you'd possibly have to self-teach one, making it even harder.
    I would stick with four, and if you're desperate to take classics, swap drama out for it. Then you have bio + chem = complementary pair, and classics + lit = complementary pair.

    I' m having a déjà vue here..?

    But yes, what Julie said.
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    thanks...i went with drama, eng lit, and the two sciences in the end.... but great advice x

    You should do Classics instead of Drama, it's much better regarded. (But I guess I'm kinda biased...)

    I love Classics. My teacher is forever making dirty jokes and talking about sex in it.
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