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    In september I will be starting at college, everyone says that a) these are the hardest A levels you can take, and b) Taking 4 A levels will be too much stress.

    I'm unsure as to which career I would like but I know that I want one in sciences. I hate maths but I've been told that if I want a degree for example in physics I will need maths.

    Do I take 3 A levels (and if so which do you recommend) or 4 A levels and just stick it out? Also, if I take all 4, at my college I'm still able to take maths to AS, would you recommend I do that?

    So many questions, lol. You dont have to answer them all, any guidance at all would help!
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    In september I will be starting at college, everyone says that a) these are the hardest A levels you can take, and b) Taking 4 A levels will be too much stress.

    I'm unsure as to which career I would like but I know that I want one in sciences. I hate maths but I've been told that if I want a degree for example in physics I will need maths.

    Do I take 3 A levels (and if so which do you recommend) or 4 A levels and just stick it out? Also, if I take all 4, at my college I'm still able to take maths to AS, would you recommend I do that?

    So many questions, lol. You dont have to answer them all, any guidance at all would help!
    If you wanted to pursue anything like Physics or Engineering then Further Maths would be beneficial, rather than just having an AS in maths.

    I appreciate that it is difficult to choose at this stage and you want to keep your options as wide as possible. Have you considered a degree in Natural Sciences? That way you would maybe get away with taking 2 sciences and maths. And this may not mean anything but I've never known someone to just take the 3 sciences (usually it's the med students that do them + maths) so I don't know if there'll be issues with not offering maths or something else causing your choices to be too narrow - that's something to look into.
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    Taking 4 AS levels is not that hard even with these subjects, but when talking about A2 levels, then that could me more than challenging. You'd have to juggle your studying with life constantly, and there is no benefit of doing 4 subjects instead of the common 3
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    I did Biology, chemsitry, physics and maths. I got mediocre GCSE results and was told it would be hard, however not advised against it. Chemistry and maths, In my opinion, are hardest but I managed to do all 4 and get AAAA at AS. It is manageable, not as hard as told by teachers etc...so I'd say give it a go as it will keep your options open as you're like me and u sure of which route to take.
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    Keep in mind that you'd have all 3 science paper 1 exams in one week if it's with aqa, possibly with another maths exam in the same week - they aren't spaced out nicely.
    And also I wouldn't recommend doing all 4 full a-levels since with the new a-levels you'll have to remember year 12 & 13 stuff at the end of year 13 for the sciences so that is already a lot. Just decide at the end of year 12 which one you'd like to continue, unless your college doesn't do AS exams in all the subjects
 
 
 
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