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    Hey everyone,
    I am fairly new on here and I would love to do maths, music, physics, chemistry and further maths at AS and then do either 4 or 3 at A2. Do you think this will be too difficult or pressuring for me? Anyone else do 5 or similar subjects? My mock results were an A in English and A*'s in others and I have a good work ethic and am prepared to put in lots of extra time outside class. Anyone else do 5 or got any opinions on these subjects? I don't know what to do as I love them all and don't know what I would drop!!! xx Thanks in advance.
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    I think 5 is overkill. I'm taking 4 for AS and 3 for A2. Also bare in mind that you only need a minimum of 3 A2's to get into most universities. However, if you feel you can put in the work to do 5, go ahead. But trust me, the jump from GCSEs to A-Levels is IMMENSE.
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    AS levels are going to be near non-existent for people starting sixth form this September and beyond...
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    no one can tell you whether its too much, if you want to do all 5 give it a go and if its too much work you can always drop one of them
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    (Original post by Mayhem™)
    AS levels are going to be near non-existent for people starting sixth form this September and beyond...
    Thanks for your replies. Yeah I am quite scared about how much harder it will be and wasn't sure if 5 would be too much or not. It is just so hard to pick between them and I don't know which four I would pick. Further maths is just an as level during enrichment as a twilight but not sure about the others. Thanks for your help. What would you pick out of my choices for just 4??? Xx
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    (Original post by Mayhem™)
    AS levels are going to be near non-existent for people starting sixth form this September and beyond...
    What do you mean? Enlighten me what's this news I haven't heard of, I'm sure it'll still be A levels but slightly different ?


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    (Original post by Mayhem™)
    AS levels are going to be near non-existent for people starting sixth form this September and beyond...
    What do you mean??
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    I think that they are getting rid of as so u can only do full courses in most subject though some will still have as. But not entirely sure as our sixth form stuff isn't all too clear.
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    (Original post by typicalstudent1)
    What do you mean??
    Exactly, what does he mean? Enlighten us wise one kinobe


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    (Original post by LilyKitty)
    I think that they are getting rid of as so u can only do full courses in most subject though some will still have as. But not entirely sure as our sixth form stuff isn't all too clear.
    Ohhh I knew that, not sure why I got confused haha, thanks
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    I have a friend that does 5 As-levels and it's pretty much down to your own judgement. If you were barely scraping it into 6th form I would strongly recommend you would not do this however, looking at your grades and how enthusiastic you are I would say you are more than capable of doing this, the workload does increase however. Universities (I assume this is the path you would like to take) would prefer you to do outstanding' 4 A's rather than 3 A's and 2 B's' so that's another thing you must consider. I would just also like to note as a physics and further maths student myself, these are two of the hardest subjects so do not underestimate the time you must put into these. Really all im saying is just make sure five As levels is what you really want to do, and if you are convinced that you can handle it, go for it.
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    Thanks so much for replying, as I mentioned I am new on here and can't believe how nice everyone is helping each other out with stuff!!! Okay there is a lot to consider and I am still debating as I don't underestimate how difficult some of the subjects are going to be and I want to do as well as I can in them rather than just okay in lots of subjects. And yes I'd love to go to uni just not sure what I would study yet!!! xx
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    There is really no point doing 5 AS levels - it won't give you any advantage in terms of uni. You are better off focussing on 4 subjects and ensuring you can get the best grade possible rather than giving yourself extra work unnecessarily.
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    (Original post by Jenx301)
    There is really no point doing 5 AS levels - it won't give you any advantage in terms of uni. You are better off focussing on 4 subjects and ensuring you can get the best grade possible rather than giving yourself extra work unnecessarily.
    See that's where taking the extra subject may be advantageous. It will give you so many different paths in the future, but I must re-emphasize you need to do as well in all 5 as levels, as you would do if you were taking 4. There's no point taking an extra one for your other grades to end up falling. But you seem enthusiastic so I don't see a problem.
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    If you think you stand a good chance of getting 5As and getting into Oxbridge, go for 5. If not, go for 4, is my advice. Doing 5 AS doesn't really give you much of an advantage anywhere else.
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    AAA is better than CCCDD
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    Do 3-4.


    Take up the rest as hobbies.


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    (Original post by JordanAdam)
    See that's where taking the extra subject may be advantageous. It will give you so many different paths in the future, but I must re-emphasize you need to do as well in all 5 as levels, as you would do if you were taking 4. There's no point taking an extra one for your other grades to end up falling. But you seem enthusiastic so I don't see a problem.
    How would 5 subjects give her any advantage?
 
 
 
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