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    I don't know why my future sixth form won't let me do 5 A level?
    I also took As Statistics Ocr mei in year 11, is it helpful for medicine?
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    5 AS Levels are far more difficult than you realise, few places allow it and even those which do are strict on who they allow to study 5
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    1. Universities ONLY look at 1 As and 3 A2 levels.
    2. You grades will more than likely suffer because your time is spread more thinly.
    3. If you want to show off, do it in your personal statement by doing activities outside of the curriculum, i.e. sports, chess, say you watch documentaries, read books etc...
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    5 probably doesn't even fit in the timetable.
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    Why do you even want to do 5 for?

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    I did 5 AS's and I'm not particularly gifted. I got ABBCCCDD and a distinction at GCSE. However I'm definitely not doing 5 for A2, I had next to no social life.
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    Some schools/colleges are timetabled so that you don't actually have space to do five subjects since they give you more lessons in the others, so there are fewer frees.
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    i wouldn't want to do 5 A levels cause it could mean that your other A levels will suffer. it is best to do less A levels say 4 then 3 for A2 and do better in them cause uni's will only want 2 A levels
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    (Original post by Earth1)
    I don't know why my future sixth form won't let me do 5 A level?
    I also took As Statistics Ocr mei in year 11, is it helpful for medicine?
    I went to a medical summer school this week at UCL.
    You literally need 3 fully completed A-levels only.
    Best if you start with 4 AS levels.
    I'm not really sure why you want to 5?
    Is it because you want to get into medicine? Trust me, that's not the case.
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    you'd literally be wasting time and effort.
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    Universities don't give any special consideration to students that take loads of A levels. In some cases it works against you because they think you can't make up your mind about courses. You'd be better off getting 3 good grades rather than having to compromise for quantity!
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    (Original post by Earth1)
    I don't know why my future sixth form won't let me do 5 A level?
    I also took As Statistics Ocr mei in year 11, is it helpful for medicine?
    Your Sixth Form probably cannot timetable you for five subjects. They may allow you to self-study one subject with no timetabled lessons) then sit the exams at the end - but why bother? That would take a huge amount of time and effort, and wouldn't be worth very much.

    Some universities accept AS/A2 levels taken outside of y12/13, others insist they must be completed within a two year period. So some Medical schools may like an AS in Statistics taken early - others may discount it. Where do you want to apply?
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    (Original post by LeFailFish)
    Your Sixth Form probably cannot timetable you for five subjects. They may allow you to self-study one subject with no timetabled lessons) then sit the exams at the end - but why bother? That would take a huge amount of time and effort, and wouldn't be worth very much.

    Some universities accept AS/A2 levels taken outside of y12/13, others insist they must be completed within a two year period. So some Medical schools may like an AS in Statistics taken early - others may discount it. Where do you want to apply?
    I want to apply Cambridge, imperial, ucl or cardiff and bristol
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    (Original post by Earth1)
    I want to apply Cambridge, imperial, ucl or cardiff and bristol
    I've been looking at Medicine at a few of those, so I can probably help you here.

    Cambridge will count your Statistics AS, although it won't be unusual for their applicants. Anyone applying to Cambridge will have gone above and beyond to prove themselves academically capable.

    Imperial will like your AS but not count it for anything, because it was taken outside the main 2-year study period. I believe UCL is the same.

    Cardiff and Bristol I'm not as certain about, but I believe they take a similar line to Imperial.

    None of those universities will care if you have 4 or 5 AS levels. Cambridge especially will just tack on an extra A grade requirement - e.g. instead of asking for A*A*Aa, they will ask for A*A*Aaa. So you're making your life harder.
 
 
 
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