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    Okay so my AS results were:
    Biology - A
    Physics - A
    Chem - B
    Maths - B

    I now need to decide which subject to drop. I'm thinking about going into engineering at Uni, so Maths is essential and Physics would be pretty useful. My biology teacher told me that because I did really well on the exams, I am pretty much guaranteed an A in Biology next year. And Chemistry is my favourite subject out of the four.

    A few people have suggested taking all four subjects at A2, but I don't know if I'll be able to cope with the work load, considering A2 is supposed to be a LOT harder, so ideally I would like to drop one.

    Any advice would be really appreciated!
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    Chemistry may be more useful than biology depending on the engineering course, and as you said, it is your faviroute subject out of the four, so you with the extra time you get from dropping biology, you should be able to focus on your grades to A*/ A
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    (Original post by callumburns98)
    Okay so my AS results were:
    Biology - A
    Physics - A
    Chem - B
    Maths - B

    I now need to decide which subject to drop. I'm thinking about going into engineering at Uni, so Maths is essential and Physics would be pretty useful. My biology teacher told me that because I did really well on the exams, I am pretty much guaranteed an A in Biology next year. And Chemistry is my favourite subject out of the four.

    A few people have suggested taking all four subjects at A2, but I don't know if I'll be able to cope with the work load, considering A2 is supposed to be a LOT harder, so ideally I would like to drop one.

    Any advice would be really appreciated!
    Out of the 4, i would probably suggest dropping biology. I know your teacher said you are nearly guaranteed an A in it next year, but in your case its the least important out of the 4. Like you have said, physics and maths are a must, and chemistry is also useful for engineering depending on what course you are applying for, plus like you said its your favourite.
    Is there any chance of doing all 4 in the first couple of weeks or so, just see how you get on. If you seem to manage doing all 4 then great- carry on with all of them, but if not, then drop biology. It might be worth speaking to your head of 6th form or someone to see if that might be possible.
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    (Original post by Littleonezz)
    Chemistry may be more useful than biology depending on the engineering course, and as you said, it is your faviroute subject out of the four, so you with the extra time you get from dropping biology, you should be able to focus on your grades to A*/ A
    Yeah, I think that's probably the best option. Thank you!
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    Out of the 4, i would probably suggest dropping biology. I know your teacher said you are nearly guaranteed an A in it next year, but in your case its the least important out of the 4. Like you have said, physics and maths are a must, and chemistry is also useful for engineering depending on what course you are applying for, plus like you said its your favourite.
    Is there any chance of doing all 4 in the first couple of weeks or so, just see how you get on. If you seem to manage doing all 4 then great- carry on with all of them, but if not, then drop biology. It might be worth speaking to your head of 6th form or someone to see if that might be possible.
    That sounds like a good idea, i'll probably speak to my head of 6th form and see what they think is best. Thanks!
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    I did all four last year and ended up with A*AAA across them, so it is possible to keepthose four subjects to full A level and pass them without going mad! It's an awful lot of hard work but it is possible and manageable (I did an EPQ at the same time and had a social life so there's even time left over for other things!). It's up to you, and if you do choose to drop one it sounds like you should drop the biology, but keeping all four is a possible option.
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    (Original post by LeFailFish)
    I did all four last year and ended up with A*AAA across them, so it is possible to keepthose four subjects to full A level and pass them without going mad! It's an awful lot of hard work but it is possible and manageable (I did an EPQ at the same time and had a social life so there's even time left over for other things!). It's up to you, and if you do choose to drop one it sounds like you should drop the biology, but keeping all four is a possible option.
    Wow those results are amazing, well done I'll have a think, talk to my teachers and decide what's best. Thank you for the advice!
 
 
 

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