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    I am taking Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and English Literature, going into Year 12. Anyone who has also done 5 A-levels, what did you do? Did you drop one going into Year 13? Did you cut down on extracurricular activities? I really want to get this right.
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    (Original post by thevoid265)
    I am taking Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and English Literature, going into Year 12. Anyone who has also done 5 A-levels, what did you do? Did you drop one going into Year 13? Did you cut down on extracurricular activities? I really want to get this right.
    You crazy?! WTH!!
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    Lol, jk, I'm doing 5 AS, and 4 A-levels in Phys, Chem, Bio, Maths and Eng lang at AS. Tbh, if you aren't going to do anything related to english, I suggest you drop Eng lit at A2. It's better to concentrate on the science ones and get A*s and As, rather than getting 4 Bs or Cs.

    You may think I'm underestimating you, but trust me, I'm halfway through A2, and all I want to do is drop another subject. But, I can't.
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    Lol, jk, I'm doing 5 AS, and 4 A-levels in Phys, Chem, Bio, Maths and Eng lang at AS. Tbh, if you aren't going to do anything related to english, I suggest you drop Eng lit at A2. It's better to concentrate on the science ones and get A*s and As, rather than getting 4 Bs or Cs.

    You may think I'm underestimating you, but trust me, I'm halfway through A2, and all I want to do is drop another subject. But, I can't.
    Hey, thanks for replying. Unfortunately I can't really drop English, as I'm looking to apply to MIT and it is recommended I take 4 years of high-school English to apply there. I could potentially only do Further Maths as an AS, though. :/
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    I know a guy who took Maths, Chemistry, French, English Lit and Geography. He also worked from 6-10pm half of the week and still ended up with AAABB at AS. So yeah it's possible.
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    Hey, thanks for replying. Unfortunately I can't really drop English, as I'm looking to apply to MIT and it is recommended I take 4 years of high-school English to apply there. I could potentially only do Further Maths as an AS, though. :/
    Yeah, understandable. You could drop further maths, but, tbh, I think you'd have a edge over other applicants if you kept it. MIT is fond of students with mathematical ability, no matter what the course, so, any chance you could drop any of the other one?
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    Well, depending on your course, that is. What are you planning to do?
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    (Original post by thevoid265)
    I am taking Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and English Literature, going into Year 12. Anyone who has also done 5 A-levels, what did you do? Did you drop one going into Year 13? Did you cut down on extracurricular activities? I really want to get this right.
    How did you do at GCSE? It's a pretty good indicator.
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    (Original post by thevoid265)
    I am taking Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and English Literature, going into Year 12. Anyone who has also done 5 A-levels, what did you do? Did you drop one going into Year 13? Did you cut down on extracurricular activities? I really want to get this right.
    I did more than 5 A-levels.... (see my profile). I think I did 5 AS and 2 A2 in Y12, then 5 A2, 2 AS and an EPQ in Y13 And it was fine, and I had time to do extracurricular things 2 or 3 evenings each week and all day Saturday, and most weekday lunchtimes. I had plenty of free time in Y12, possibly it was a bit stressful getting all the work done in Y13. I tended to spend free time doing olympiad/Cambridge interview prep though.

    If you're very good at maths and memorising things, then you may find maths, FM, physics and chemistry to not be particularly difficult, and only English lit is likely to be time-consuming of what you've listed.

    Getting hold of say an AS chemistry and physics textbook and having a read through before the start of term may be helpful, and similarly before the start of Y13. Generally keep on top of work throughout the year, and then do lots of past papers before exams.

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