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    I'm considering taking four AS Levels but with the reforms would taking four AS Levels be taking too much. I'm planning on taking Biology, History and English Literature with possibly Psychology or Chemistry. I really want to do Chemistry but apparently it's one of the hardest AS Levels along with History and Eng Lit. Psychology looks very interesting and good since the subject is new to me. I'm asking people with experience is it worth doing and should I take 3 or 4 and which AS-Levels?
    I got a B in History, an A in both English subjects and a BC in Sciences which was partly down to bad ISA marking, I was predicted double A*. History, Biology and Eng Lit would be 1:1 tuition. Does anybody have any advice?
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    (Original post by Atticus88)
    I'm considering taking four AS Levels but with the reforms would taking four AS Levels be taking too much. I'm planning on taking Biology, History and English Literature with possibly Psychology or Chemistry. I really want to do Chemistry but apparently it's one of the hardest AS Levels along with History and Eng Lit. Psychology looks very interesting and good since the subject is new to me. I'm asking people with experience is it worth doing and should I take 3 or 4 and which AS-Levels?
    I got a B in History, an A in both English subjects and a BC in Sciences which was partly down to bad ISA marking, I was predicted double A*. History, Biology and Eng Lit would be 1:1 tuition. Does anybody have any advice?
    Don't be fooled, psychology is very content heavy. What board are you doing? AQA is particularly hard
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    I'm pretty much would be doing AQA for everything but I am guessing with Psychology.
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    Don't be fooled, psychology is very content heavy. What board are you doing? AQA is particularly hard
    This is very true, lots of writing and memorisation. My sister did it at A-level and she wrote pages upon pages and had approx. 12 mental breakdowns in the days leading up to her exam. To pair that with 3 other A-levels including History and English Lit which have the same if not MORE content and memorising than Psychology, well it's a slippery slope. (Disclaimer: I am doing History, Psychology and English Lit so I obviously don't follow my own advice!) However, some say Chemistry is the hardest A-level out there so maybe Psychology is the better route.

    Can't you try it out for a couple weeks and then drop one if you feel it's too much? Either way, I wish you all the best for whatever A-levels you choose to do!
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    Unless you are very good at chemistry, it shouldn't be a 4th subject you might just throw in there. To put it in perspective, I got A*'s in everything but chemistry, and just scraped an A in chemistry (81%), and I took 4 subject. I am telling you this to show, in my opinion, how hard chemistry is above most of the other subjects.

    But thats just me, I found chemistry very hard, you might not!

    In my opinion, taking 4 subjects is not advantageous in any way. I was see the same as any person taking 3 subjects, as my course was medicine, so it really depends what you are looking to do. But at the end of the day, all unis would prefer someone who got AAA instead of ABBB because they spread themselves over too many subjects!

    I would advise against it.
 
 
 
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