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Dropping A levels at AS watch

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    I am in lower 6th and am studying maths, economics, biology and physics for a level. I am thinking of studying economics or finance at uni and was going to drop physics as I am finding it difficult, and this would give me more time to focus on my other subjects. I was wondering if most university's prefer you to have studied 4 subjects at AS level rather than 3 even if there is not an AS qualification at the end (as physics has been reformed) ? I am going to study 3 subjects at A2 level anyway.


    Your application would definitely be more competitive with four, especially as many can get all As and Bs at AS. However AAB is much better than ABCE or something like that, so if you think doing four will bring down not only the difficult subject but another subject as well - do three.
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