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    From past experience, what's everyone's opinion on the matter? If I picked 3, I'd pick English Literature, Psychology and Biology but I keep hearing we should pick 4 for our first year, then drop one. But if I did pick 4, I wouldn't really know what subject out of a few which I'm not 100% enthusiastic about doing and aren't academic: Photography or PE (I enjoy it and will get a very good grade at GCSE level but didn't want to pick it as I just wanted to leave the competitive side to it). With doing 3, it's less pressure obviously however if I did pick 3 then at the end of the first year, I'd have no choice but to continue with these subjects. Is my thinking right, what's everyone's past experience/opinion/advice? Thanks.
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    At AS I did 4 A levels (English lit, English Lang, history and geography) and while the work load is quite difficult if you can handle it and have a good academic history I would personally recommend it. Even doing a subject that is not typically "academic" gives you more scope in case you change your mind later on on what you enjoy or what you want to do at university. And regardless of how you do, it gives you extra UCAS points which depending on the university you want to go to may aid your application (a lot of Russell groups look on a decent fourth AS favourably). I got AAABB (including general studies) last year and dropped history this year, but it felt worth doing


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    From past experience, what's everyone's opinion on the matter? If I picked 3, I'd pick English Literature, Psychology and Biology but I keep hearing we should pick 4 for our first year, then drop one. But if I did pick 4, I wouldn't really know what subject out of a few which I'm not 100% enthusiastic about doing and aren't academic: Photography or PE (I enjoy it and will get a very good grade at GCSE level but didn't want to pick it as I just wanted to leave the competitive side to it). With doing 3, it's less pressure obviously however if I did pick 3 then at the end of the first year, I'd have no choice but to continue with these subjects. Is my thinking right, what's everyone's past experience/opinion/advice? Thanks.
    he head of my old 6th form always suggested to us to take 4 in our first year. Basically because at least if you realised you really hated one of your subjects (it does happen) or you end up doing really badly in one of your subjects, then at least you still have 3 you can carry on with to A2.
 
 
 
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