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    Hello! I'm going to be studying English lit, Spanish and Media at a level, but my school has given me the option to do a fourth a level (not AS). I'm not sure if I should do sociology (which im VERY interested in) or maths. I got an A* in maths GCSE and an A in an AS use of maths course, BUT I dont really like or enjoy maths that much, so I'm not sure if it would be too much as a whole extra a level? I know sociology is considered an 'easy' option, but I'm doing it as an extra option and could get an easy A.

    Alternatively, I could move to a sixth form college and study government politics as my fourth a level :/
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    (Original post by jen1207)
    Hello! I'm going to be studying English lit, Spanish and Media at a level, but my school has given me the option to do a fourth a level (not AS). I'm not sure if I should do sociology (which im VERY interested in) or maths. I got an A* in maths GCSE and an A in an AS use of maths course, BUT I dont really like or enjoy maths that much, so I'm not sure if it would be too much as a whole extra a level? I know sociology is considered an 'easy' option, but I'm doing it as an extra option and could get an easy A.

    Alternatively, I could move to a sixth form college and study government politics as my fourth a level :/
    Question, how does it work when you say 'A level (not AS)'?

    Maths seems to be a nice thing to have just in case you change your mind, but if you don't enjoy it then fair enough - not the best idea. It's one of those subjects where if you enjoy it and devote time to it, you can get out a fairly good grade.
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    Question, how does it work when you say 'A level (not AS)'?

    Maths seems to be a nice thing to have just in case you change your mind, but if you don't enjoy it then fair enough - not the best idea. It's one of those subjects where if you enjoy it and devote time to it, you can get out a fairly good grade.
    Usually my school offers three A levels and one AS level, but because of my GCSE results, they're letting me do all four of my subjects for two years,as full A levels
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    (Original post by jen1207)
    Usually my school offers three A levels and one AS level, but because of my GCSE results, they're letting me do all four of my subjects for two years,as full A levels
    I would have thought that with maths you have the option anyway (as it's unreformed) to do the AS only and drop it. (and that you can drop any of the subjects after 1 year anyway, I don't know..)

    :lol: I want to say 'just do maths' but I appreciate that you're very interested in Sociology.. though that might be more the idea of it rather than doing the actual A-level, I do not know.

    You're clearly capable of doing maths but if you're not interested in it for now then probably not a great idea to do it.

    And I don't think there's a real need to do 4 A-levels but nice to have options / something to fall back on.
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    (Original post by jen1207)
    Hello! I'm going to be studying English lit, Spanish and Media at a level, but my school has given me the option to do a fourth a level (not AS). I'm not sure if I should do sociology (which im VERY interested in) or maths. I got an A* in maths GCSE and an A in an AS use of maths course, BUT I dont really like or enjoy maths that much, so I'm not sure if it would be too much as a whole extra a level? I know sociology is considered an 'easy' option, but I'm doing it as an extra option and could get an easy A.

    Alternatively, I could move to a sixth form college and study government politics as my fourth a level :/
    this is simple, do math.
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    When choosing your A Levels, choose subjects you're extremely interested in otherwise the next two years will just drag. (Just saying though, sociology is fantastic! Was my favourite subject!). If you feel that you want to do 4 A Levels too, then do it. but trust me, you will have SO MUCH demand on you from just three A Levels. If you're wanting to boost your Ucas points, see if you can do an extended project. Universities love it when you can talk about an EPQ because it gives you so many transferable skills, like time management, having the ability to prioritise, detail orientation, etc. Also, the majority of universities only take points from three A Levels so the extra stress may not be worth it.
    BUT a fourth A Level could give you an extra specialism, depending on what you wanna do long term.
    Hope this helps!☺️
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    I think that you shouldn't take sociology as you are not interested in it and this might mean you might not do as well. I think that you should do maths as you seem to enjoy the subject.
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    Maths is a highly valued subject. As Sean has said you can do very well in it and becomes more interesting. I wouldnt recommend doing 4 A2's.
 
 
 
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