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    Will that put me at a disadvantage over people who do 4? Bear in mind that next year there will be a mixture of linear and non-linear A levels
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    Nope

    I took 4 and have only gotten 3 grade offers from all of my unis, including Cambridge

    It will never put you at a disadvantage as long as you're taking the right subjects for your course
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    (Original post by 1209ll)
    Will that put me at a disadvantage over people who do 4? Bear in mind that next year there will be a mixture of linear and non-linear A levels
    Short answer: No

    Contact your uni and ask them, there may be exceptions (doubt it)

    For my, I contacted all my unis and all of them said that a 4th A-level wouldn't be any more advantageous to an application.

    P.s. your school technically can't restrict you from completing more. They may discourage you if they feel like you wouldn't be able to cope. But if you're resilient they may permit an exception. If not, then you could sit it externally at somewhere like Pearsons or just the nearest examination centre.
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    its the new rules isn't it that you can only study 3
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    (Original post by sdotd)
    its the new rules isn't it that you can only study 3
    Really? I've seen most people on here asking about A levels talking about doing 4. (Currently in Year 11)
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    (Original post by 1209ll)
    Really? I've seen most people on here asking about A levels talking about doing 4. (Currently in Year 11)

    my current college only allow 3 a levels now except if youre doing further maths i think
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    (Original post by sdotd)
    my current college only allow 3 a levels now except if youre doing further maths i think
    Same here, but it might be different for different schools right?
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    Quite a few schools seem to be changing to 3 A levels.

    In the past when A levels were linear (pre 2000) nearly everyone did just three. There will be more exams at the end of the course and the papers will be longer so that is what they are concerned about.
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    (Original post by 1209ll)
    Same here, but it might be different for different schools right?

    im not sure to be honest but i know most schools are doing the same, three is enough anyway and if most people are doing three then wont be at a disadvantage
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    Thanks guys, cleared it up!
 
 
 
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