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    I took maths, physics, biology and chemistry at as and got straight a's, so now my college want me to carry on with all four. I'm thinking it's going to be a lot of hard work and I'm unsure of whether to or not. The other option is to take 3 and an epq, but then I don't know which to drop?
    I'm applying to pharmacy at university if this helps.
    Any advice would be appreciated!
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    (Original post by Stacie0395)
    I took maths, physics, biology and chemistry at as and got straight a's, so now my college want me to carry on with all four. I'm thinking it's going to be a lot of hard work and I'm unsure of whether to or not. The other option is to take 3 and an epq, but then I don't know which to drop?
    I'm applying to pharmacy at university if this helps.
    Any advice would be appreciated!
    Depends where you want to study.

    If you were to drop one, then I'd say physics is the least related.

    They can't force you to take 4 A2s either
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    They want you to take 4 because it improves the results of the school - therefore putting them in a better light.

    On open days I was specifically told not to take 4 and that I'd be at no advantage to those that had taken 3 A Levels.
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    Thanks for both of your replies. I think I will consider doing 3. The only problem is our biology teacher is leaving at October half term so I'm not sure what her replacement is going to be like.
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    (Original post by Stacie0395)
    Thanks for both of your replies. I think I will consider doing 3. The only problem is our biology teacher is leaving at October half term so I'm not sure what her replacement is going to be like.
    Just to add to what other people have said - if you want to take 4, then I'd say go for it. But don't do 4 because you think it will improve your application.
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    Just to add to what other people have said - if you want to take 4, then I'd say go for it. But don't do 4 because you think it will improve your application.
    I know you only get offers on 3, I genuinely enjoy all 4 subjects so thats part of the dilemma. Thanks for your reply
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    I would say take all 4 - you can drop 1 later if you think it's too stressful. You can drop 1 subject, but you can't pick it up again if you ever regret it. The fourth subject also serves as a backup plan (in case you don't do so well in one subject - a lot of my friends only took 3 A2s and didn't meet their offer because of one subject), unless your offer specifies the subjects you have to take. I don't think you should drop biology if you're applying for pharmacy though.

    I have a very similar subject combination as you (I took psychology instead of biology) and I found it quite difficult to cope initially and I almost dropped physics. It went well after I got used to the additional work so I would say that it's doable. Of course, it is all up to you in the end. If you really enjoy your subjects, you should continue with it !
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    (Original post by ca9194)
    I would say take all 4 - you can drop 1 later if you think it's too stressful. You can drop 1 subject, but you can't pick it up again if you ever regret it. The fourth subject also serves as a backup plan (in case you don't do so well in one subject - a lot of my friends only took 3 A2s and didn't meet their offer because of one subject), unless your offer specifies the subjects you have to take. I don't think you should drop biology if you're applying for pharmacy though.

    I have a very similar subject combination as you (I took psychology instead of biology) and I found it quite difficult to cope initially and I almost dropped physics. It went well after I got used to the additional work so I would say that it's doable. Of course, it is all up to you in the end. If you really enjoy your subjects, you should continue with it !
    Okay, thank you! I think I'll keep all four and see how it goes
 
 
 
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