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    So results day was yesterday - I was expecting AAAA for my AS-Levels in Maths, English Lit, History and Biology. However, I ended up with AAAB, getting a B in History, one of my strongest subjects. Now, although it doesn't count to my A2 grade, it'll affect my application, and since I was considering dropping Biology I'm unsure how to progress from here.

    My head of subject says I'm a guaranteed an A next year as long as I don't make a mistake like I this time, and believes I am on track for A*. I haven't got my predictions for the other subjects but expect A* for English and will definitely get at least A for Maths and Bio.

    With that said, would it be worth still dropping Biology to focus on the other three, more relevant subjects, and get A*A*A* (which I know I can achieve) vs taking four and getting something closer to A*AAA or A*A*AA? How much do Cambridge care about that fourth, and how big a deal is it that I got a B if I was still to be predicted an A* for next year?

    - Little extra bit of info as well, the college I want to apply to is Fitzwilliam so if anyone knows their policy on this that would be even better. Oh and I would like to take a gap year.
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    (Original post by schoolboyT)
    So results day was yesterday - I was expecting AAAA for my AS-Levels in Maths, English Lit, History and Biology. However, I ended up with AAAB, getting a B in History, one of my strongest subjects. Now, although it doesn't count to my A2 grade, it'll affect my application, and since I was considering dropping Biology I'm unsure how to progress from here.

    My head of subject says I'm a guaranteed an A next year as long as I don't make a mistake like I this time, and believes I am on track for A*. I haven't got my predictions for the other subjects but expect A* for English and will definitely get at least A for Maths and Bio.

    With that said, would it be worth still dropping Biology to focus on the other three, more relevant subjects, and get A*A*A* (which I know I can achieve) vs taking four and getting something closer to A*AAA or A*A*AA? How much do Cambridge care about that fourth, and how big a deal is it that I got a B if I was still to be predicted an A* for next year?

    - Little extra bit of info as well, the college I want to apply to is Fitzwilliam so if anyone knows their policy on this that would be even better. Oh and I would like to take a gap year.
    http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...ements/alevels
    "Applicants taking four subjects won't normally be at an advantage compared with those taking three, although competitive applicants for STEM subjects often have Further Mathematics as a fourth subject."
 
 
 
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