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    Hi guys, I want to know whether carrying on with my four subjects would be a good idea or not. Here are my AS results:

    Results:

    BTEC Applied Law - Distinction*

    English Literature - A - Don't have marks yet

    Government & Politics - A - 66 UMS Unit 1, 98 UMS Unit 2, 164/200 UMS overall. I'm surprised about Unit 1 and I'm going to get the script back and possibly go for a remark, so that may well go up.

    History - B - 68/100 raw mark.


    My Head of Sixth is strongly opposed to me carrying on with four subjects. However, she says if I really want to do it I can but will have to sign something saying I can't go crying to them when it all goes wrong or something.

    Now, if I had to drop one I would drop the BTEC Applied Law. However, the BTEC takes about 1/5 of the effort of a proper A-level. There are no exams, no revision, it's not difficult, and I could probably finish all the coursework by the end of December or January at the latest. I really don't think it will impact my other subjects at all.

    What do you think? Should I petition to carry on with all four? Will having four be beneficial to university applications at all, even a little bit?
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    Hi guys, I want to know whether carrying on with my four subjects would be a good idea or not. Here are my AS results:

    Results:

    BTEC Applied Law - Distinction*

    English Literature - A - Don't have marks yet

    Government & Politics - A - 66 UMS Unit 1, 98 UMS Unit 2, 164/200 UMS overall. I'm surprised about Unit 1 and I'm going to get the script back and possibly go for a remark, so that may well go up.

    History - B - 68/100 raw mark.


    My Head of Sixth is strongly opposed to me carrying on with four subjects. However, she says if I really want to do it I can but will have to sign something saying I can't go crying to them when it all goes wrong or something.

    Now, if I had to drop one I would drop the BTEC Applied Law. However, the BTEC takes about 1/5 of the effort of a proper A-level. There are no exams, no revision, it's not difficult, and I could probably finish all the coursework by the end of December or January at the latest. I really don't think it will impact my other subjects at all.

    What do you think? Should I petition to carry on with all four? Will having four be beneficial to university applications at all, even a little bit?
    Most top unis prefer A-levels to BTEC (and I'm guessing you predicted grades will be AAA, or higher, so you'll be aiming high) but having it certainly won't hurt your chances. It may mean you have something else to talk about on your personal statement (and if you get interviewed- depending on course/uni). If you are planning on doing law at uni or law conversion from another degree it might give you a slightly better appreciation for that kind of study and leave you better placed to start uni but its up to you. If you feel its taking time from your other subjects you would probably be able to drop it.
 
 
 
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