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    Next year I will begin sixth form and I'm really struggling to choose the subjects that I want to study. I'm currently thinking of the following:

    -Further Maths

    The main reason I want to take 5 is because I really enjoy all of these subjects and I would feel I'd be missing out if I was to drop one of them.
    Plus, I'd be really irritated if I was sitting around knowing that I could be learning new things about a subject I enjoy.

    I'm a very good student with predicted all A*s + 1 A (Welsh Lit.) at GCSE and I work hard.

    My question is if taking 5 fairly difficult subjects at AS is too much and if so, which of the 5 subjects is least useful.
    (Aiming for A*A*AA at a level and have been told this is very achievable)

    (Don't know what I'd like to do at uni. possibly Law, Economics or Chemistry but very much subject to change.)

    Thanks to anyone who takes the time to reply.

    A-level subjects take up a lot more time than GCSEs, and require a lot more work, so generally you'll only have time to do 4 at AS. However, you seem like a well rounded person - doing both History and Further Maths is rather unusual for most - so you may be able to manage 5.

    You've picked a lot of subjects with large workloads and multiple exams. Although it is unusual for many people to do five at AS it is certainly possible, just be prepared as you are committing yourself to a large amount of work, you'll be spreading yourself quite thinly. However, you are predicted really good GCSE results and if you want to do five there really isn't a reason why can't/shouldn't. Just remember that universities only ask for 3 A2 levels and your offers will most likely only be for 3 subjects too.
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