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    Hi, basically I need some advice as to whether I should drop one of my AS-levels. I'm currently taking Maths, Physics, Geography and Economics, with Physics being the subject I'd like to drop.

    I'm taking one of the new A-Level courses in Physics so I don't have an AS level at the end of this year but instead just one big exam at the end of A2.

    However, I'm sure that I will be dropping Physics at the end of this year as the only other subject I'd drop is Maths, but that's easier than Physics at A2 so that would be stupid.

    I would drop Physics right now but there's an exam at the end of my year too see what grade I would get if it was an AS.

    That's what I'm unsure about as I don't know if universities will look at the grade for that exam anyway (since it's not an actual qualification), and since I won't be taking it next year, should I not just save myself the trouble and give myself more time for the other three subjects?

    Please let me know what you think - any advice is really appreciated.
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    (Original post by T000M)
    Hi, basically I need some advice as to whether I should drop one of my AS-levels. I'm currently taking Maths, Physics, Geography and Economics, with Physics being the subject I'd like to drop.

    I'm taking one of the new A-Level courses in Physics so I don't have an AS level at the end of this year but instead just one big exam at the end of A2.

    However, I'm sure that I will be dropping Physics at the end of this year as the only other subject I'd drop is Maths, but that's easier than Physics at A2 so that would be stupid.

    I would drop Physics right now but there's an exam at the end of my year too see what grade I would get if it was an AS.

    That's what I'm unsure about as I don't know if universities will look at the grade for that exam anyway (since it's not an actual qualification), and since I won't be taking it next year, should I not just save myself the trouble and give myself more time for the other three subjects?

    Please let me know what you think - any advice is really appreciated.
    Universities will see your physics AS and will make offers partially based on this. It only doesn't count when you do the whole a level. I think 4 ASs are the norm atm so it might be best to stick with it till the end of the year. Am having the same trouble but with English as my 5th :/
 
 
 
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