Four A Levels all the way to A2 plus Critical Thinking

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I have been told that this route will be extremely difficult and universities have no regard for an extra A Level. What are your views on this? (Subj are English Lit, Maths, History and Politics)
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If you feel you can cope, and are genuinely interested in the subjects then go for it, but if not don't. Universities might see an extra AL as a positive thing but offers are usually made on the basis of 3 ALs so it is not necessary.
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If you feel you can cope, and are genuinely interested in the subjects then go for it, but if not don't. Universities might see an extra AL as a positive thing but offers are usually made on the basis of 3 ALs so it is not necessary.

I dnt wnt 2drop ne of them but my institution says I must get all A grades to continue 4 is this the case in all institutions?
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I dnt wnt 2drop ne of them but my institution says I must get all A grades to continue 4 is this the case in all institutions?
I'm not sure what my sixth form's policy is on that, but you do have to get Ds or above to be automatically accepted onto the A2 courses.
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I'm not sure what my sixth form's policy is on that, but you do have to get Ds or above to be automatically accepted onto the A2 courses.
Yeah, that's the same with us. We can carry on all four subjects to A2 if we want, but I'm definately dropping one! I think three A2 + general studies will be enough next year!
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Yeah, that's the same with us. We can carry on all four subjects to A2 if we want, but I'm definately dropping one! I think three A2 + general studies will be enough next year!
I'm dropping one too, probably biology. Our schools seem very similar (this + the reference method!)
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Yeah, that's the same with us. We can carry on all four subjects to A2 if we want, but I'm definately dropping one! I think three A2 + general studies will be enough next year!

allow dat man i wna do all for thru jst cos i wud miss maths grade by 5-10points dey wud cause a problem
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I have been told that this route will be extremely difficult and universities have no regard for an extra A Level. What are your views on this? (Subj are English Lit, Maths, History and Politics)
take those four and do critical thinking. thats what I started doing - History, eng lit, biology and archaeology a level with critical thinking as. You dont even have to sit the critical thinking exam or go to any of the lessons if you decide to take the exam - but it looks good on application.
do four too, the a levels your doing - you should manage, they're similar to mine. plus it gives you an extra edge to other applicants who only have three.
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Start with four, if it gets too much, drop one.
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I've just finished doing exactly those subjects, but withour critical thinking - the only time I found it difficult is around exam time when there's so much revise, but it was fine otherwise.
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I've just finished doing exactly those subjects, but withour critical thinking - the only time I found it difficult is around exam time when there's so much revise, but it was fine otherwise.
me 2...i had..

monday: History
tuesday: biology and English literature
friday: biology and history

with my arch exam a week before
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me 2...i had..

monday: History
tuesday: biology and English literature
friday: biology and history

with my arch exam a week before

o nasty.. I had a similar week but with maths rather than biology *shudder*
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i did Maths physics biology and chemistry

applied to do physics offers of AAB said i shud be taken if i get ABBB so it can be of sum help if u mess up
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take those four and do critical thinking. thats what I started doing - History, eng lit, biology and archaeology a level with critical thinking as. You dont even have to sit the critical thinking exam or go to any of the lessons if you decide to take the exam - but it looks good on application.
do four too, the a levels your doing - you should manage, they're similar to mine. plus it gives you an extra edge to other applicants who only have three.

well i ws gnna do 5 initially but i didnt wnna drop ne subjects i started so i sed mite as wel do 4 and take dem al da way thru...ive dne da first year nw da onli exam i cocked up is maths but we shall c...
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I have been told that this route will be extremely difficult and universities have no regard for an extra A Level. What are your views on this? (Subj are English Lit, Maths, History and Politics)
This sort of combination was unheard of, I imagine, twenty years ago!

I can see nothing at all wrong with your selection. You have a numerate subject thrown in there with the more literate ones. Whilst I think that you will have a lot on your plate, you do not have to worry too much about it now. Try that combination for one academic year, and if it gets too much for you, pursue the lot to AS and then drop one next year. I managed a grade A in Critical Thinking (just!) on my second attempt, and it is harder than it appears at first sight.

Good luck.
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Hi Godmaster, I'm sure you'll be fine. I did English lit, maths, french and music to A2, plus general studies, and also did loads of concerts/rehearsals/performances etc, plus managed to do stuff in my own time and have a social life etc! You can always drop one if it gets too much, and at least having 4 A levels gives you some lee-way with uni offers, if you miss the grade in one for example. And it will be impressive on ur CV. Good luck!!!
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This year I have taken English langlit, Mathematics, French and Philosophy at A2 as well as AS Critical Thinking.

It is certainly doable
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