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    I am currently doing for 4 As levels. I am finding it very difficult and I am really struggling with Chemistry. I was hoping to go into medicine but have changed my mind. If I drop As chemistry before the exam , will having olny three subjects affect my university application in a negative way?
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    No it wouldnt its just as its so near to the exams there is no point
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    I have a friend who dropped a fourth AS in January-ish and he did alright in the end. He even got an unconditional offer from one uni. So yeah, you should be fine.
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    I was in a similar position to you, I was struggling with Chemistry and getting Us in tests so in my AS year, I dropped it after coming back from the Christmas break. I think it definitely helped take the stress away and let me focus more on my other subjects.

    Whether or not it will effect you at Uni really depends on what course you plan to do. Not many will ask for an AS subject but some do, and if they will do they may ask for a minimum grade for it so you have to balance it out here, if you don't feel you can get a decent grade for Chemistry, then it might be worth just dropping it. Or of course because the exams aren't far away you could just give it you best shot because you will probably be asked to drop a subject going into A2 anyway.
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    i am in the exact same position as you Im struggling with chemistry and did want to do medicine but realise now that was a tad unrealistic, I now want to apply to do history because , If i drop chemsitry , i will still have biology, history and philosophy and I really love the subject are my chances of going to somewhere like bristol or exeter out of the question ??
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    I would focus on your strong subjects and for the AS Level I would contact your possible universities and ask them. While an AS Level often isn't a part of the main offer, it is often simply expected to have one. Furthermore it is not expected from you to be perfect in all four subjects. Hence I would advise against dropping it, in case it is mainly out of fear and the knowledge you can't get an A or B, then a real threat. At university the amount of work will be way more, thus beginning a pattern of avoidance is not directly helpful to develop the ability to learn a large amount of stuff in short time. => Definitely talk it through with your teachers and see, if a change of revision technique and additional help, may be already sufficient to ease the pressure and succeed in doing four As Levels.
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    (Original post by -CarpeDiem-)

    Whether or not it will effect you at Uni really depends on what course you plan to do. Not many will ask for an AS subject but some do, and if they will do they may ask for a minimum grade for it so you have to balance it out here, if you don't feel you can get a decent grade for Chemistry, then it might be worth just dropping it. Or of course because the exams aren't far away you could just give it you best shot because you will probably be asked to drop a subject going into A2 anyway.
    I agree.
    It might be worth keeping it on for AS now, as you have come this far, so might as well see it through to AS, then drop it.
 
 
 

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