Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter

    I've heard that all college students from 2017 onward will have to choose four subjects at first, but will drop one after a year.
    Is this true? Will the subject that gets dropped (after a year) be the student's choice, or just whichever they are predicted the lowest grade in?

    it depends on ur school. recently, you can do 3 as levels in year 12 because they want you to focus on your main 3 you will be taking to uni. however, im not quite sure with colleges. they only allow u to do 4 a levels because it would be easier to drop one if u fail one. say u got ABBC , you can drop the subject you got a C in and contine with the ones you passed. This puts you in a safe spot and allows you to change your coursw with the wide range of A levels
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni


Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Sponsored content:



Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.