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    Does it really matter if you take 3 or 4 as levels when applying for financial jobs/ going to uni? im taking maths, economics, geography
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    if you like free time take 3, if not take 4.
    no unis or jobs will ask for 4 subjects basically ever.

    bottom line, take 3 unless you are adamant to take on a "passion" subject and you already have a fourth in mind.
    i did 4 else i would have 10 free periods of unproductiveness during the week
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    As you are talking about AS Levels, it will obviously not work in your favour, that you did less than expected and unis probably want a reason more valuable than "I did not bother" to let you on a course, where all your classmates have made 4 AS Levels. (Offers only include three A Levels, because you apply past AS Levels!!! It does not mean, they don't expect you to have done four AS Levels.)

    The person above is probably talking about A Levels.
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    Took exact same ASs as you, apart from I did AS & A2 maths in a year. There are a very few unis which will require a fourth AS (mostly some colleges in Oxbridge) but on the whole unis don't require it, although many do state their typical applicant does have 4. I will end up with 3 ASs since I really didn't want to do further maths and so dropped it. I seem to be ok so far.
    I never thought A levels do anything for applying to jobs?
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    (Original post by Tango_16)
    Does it really matter if you take 3 or 4 as levels when applying for financial jobs/ going to uni? im taking maths, economics, geography
    As long as you don't mess up in any of them then you should be fine. Taking 4 normally gives you a cushion if you happen to do bad in one subject, which means you can drop it and carry on with the 3 that you have done well at, but taking 3 AS subjects doesn't give you this option. However, the subjects you have chosen are all good subjects and require a lot of work, especially maths, and therefore if you do well, it will be rewarding and will set you up well to receive university offers from good institutions.
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    (Original post by Chrissy.98)
    Took exact same ASs as you, apart from I did AS & A2 maths in a year. There are a very few unis which will require a fourth AS (mostly some colleges in Oxbridge) but on the whole unis don't require it, although many do state their typical applicant does have 4. I will end up with 3 ASs since I really didn't want to do further maths and so dropped it. I seem to be ok so far.
    I never thought A levels do anything for applying to jobs?
    Financial jobs tend to be very picky, so in his/her case, they do. Usually they are used to filter candidates out, simply because of competition. That why it is more and more common.
 
 
 
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