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    I'm predicted to get reasonably good results but I need to ask whether I should focus on my 5 best subjects (Business, ICT, Maths, Physics and Chemistry) to virtually guarantee 5 A*s and probably get B's and C's in my other 5 subjects (History, French, Biology, English Lang+Lit). Alternatively I could focus on trying to get good overall results. This would probably result in mostly A's and B's with 2/3 A*s. What would look better in a uni application if I wanted to get into a top uni? Also I'm doing Maths, Business and ICT at A-level although I should do get A's and A*s in these with little revision.

    If it's not for Oxford then it doesn't matter too much. If it is then I'm not sure which is best.

    Personally I would say it depends on what job you would like when you're older. For example if you wanted to go into a Business and Maths based job or university course then I would mainly revise those subjects. If however you want to have a job or take multiple courses involving all the subjects then I'd revise your weaker subjects. This is only my view though so you may or may not agree. (Hope this all makes some sense.)
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