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    Hi,
    I'm in year 12 and I started off in September doing 4 AS levels but late last year I was finding chemistry really difficult and I decided to drop it as my other subjects started to began affected.
    I'm doing well in my other subjects: history, religious studies and Maths and predicted AAA for my AS levels
    However, I'm worried that only doing 3 AS levels meant that I will be at a disadvantage to other people who did 4. I really want to study history at either Warwick , UCL or LSE which is highly competitive and so was wondering if anyone that had done 3 AS levels went into a good uni and if doing 3 put them at a disadvantage
    I'm also going to do an EPQ as well this year if that helps as well
    Thank you
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    It will to a certain extent as you don't get those extra UCAS points, but as long as you do well enough across AS and A2, you'll get enough UCAS points for the course.
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    In general, I don't think you will be at a significant disadvantage, but you may have problems for certain courses at specific universities. The best thing to do is email the universities you're interested in and ask them.
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    (Original post by 15076848)
    Hi,
    I'm in year 12 and I started off in September doing 4 AS levels but late last year I was finding chemistry really difficult and I decided to drop it as my other subjects started to began affected.
    I'm doing well in my other subjects: history, religious studies and Maths and predicted AAA for my AS levels
    However, I'm worried that only doing 3 AS levels meant that I will be at a disadvantage to other people who did 4. I really want to study history at either Warwick , UCL or LSE which is highly competitive and so was wondering if anyone that had done 3 AS levels went into a good uni and if doing 3 put them at a disadvantage
    I'm also going to do an EPQ as well this year if that helps as well
    Thank you
    Izzy
    UCL used to require a fourth pass at AS, but have dropped that requirement. No other university that I know of requires any more than three AS/A-levels.

    While four excellent A-levels might indicate that an applicant would be an equally excellent student, most unis want quality over quantity. This includes Oxford and Cambridge.
 
 
 
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