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    Hi, I am currently a student in Year 11. For my GCSE's I chose Maths, English, triple science, History, Latin, French, German and R.S. I am predicted to attain an A* in all of my subjects. Now, it is time to look ahead to my options for A-Level. I have some idea of what I am interested in but still need help to make a decision. In terms of careers, I am not presently sure what I wish to endeavour. Subjects that I am considering taking for A-Level are Latin, German/French, Maths, Further Maths, History, Economics, Biology. These are generally the subjects that I enjoy or am good at. In the sixth form I am planning on applying for, there is the option to do 4 A-Levels, with one to be dropped after Year 12. Also, they consider Maths and Further Maths as one option. What I would like to know is anything about the subjects I am interested in and how difficult/enjoyable they are at A-Level, as well as other advice about choosing my subjects. Finally, I am interested to know if 5 A-Levels in the first year (which will be the case if i go for the double maths option) is particularly hard work. Thanks, I appreciate any help you can give!
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    Lots of TSR advice about choosing A level subjects here : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...-form_subjects

    I suggest you actually get your GCSE grades before you make big 'aren't i just too clever' assumptions about your A level potential - its a major step up from GCSE and however easy you may have found GCSE, A levels are entirely different.

    And btw, doing 5 A levels is a total waste of time. No UK University asks for more than 3 A2s with 4 AS, and none of them will be astonishingly impressed by anyone attempting 5 - no, they wont, not even Oxbridge. They will only count the top 3. Trust me, I work in admissions. Just remember that getting A*A*A* is always better than BBBBB because you couldn't cope with the workload.
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    Lots of TSR advice about choosing A level subjects here : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...-form_subjects

    I suggest you actually get your GCSE grades before you make big 'aren't i just too clever' assumptions about your A level potential - its a major step up from GCSE and however easy you may have found GCSE, A levels are entirely different.

    And btw, doing 5 A levels is a total waste of time. No UK University asks for more than 3 A2s with 4 AS, and none of them will be astonishingly impressed by anyone attempting 5 - no, they wont, not even Oxbridge. They will only count the top 3. Trust me, I work in admissions. Just remember that getting A*A*A* is always better than BBBBB because you couldn't cope with the workload.
    Thanks a lot for your advice
 
 
 
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