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    I am currently debating what A-Levels to do before I go back to school. I am going to do Biology, Chemistry and Maths. I just need to decide on the fourth option. I will drop this subject after Year 12 and this subject should open more choices for me at university.
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    I am currently debating what A-Levels to do before I go back to school. I am going to do Biology, Chemistry and Maths. I just need to decide on the fourth option. I will drop this subject after Year 12 and this subject should open more choices for me at university.
    what do you want to do at uni?
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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    what do you want to do at uni?
    I am not sure yet. But possibly optometry or Accounting and Finance.
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    I am not sure yet. But possibly optometry or Accounting and Finance.
    What do you have an interest in? A-Levels are a lot easier if you enjoy it somewhat. I think the A-Levels you have chosen are sufficient for the course that you want to do. English is a good subject to take as it prepares you for essays etc.
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    (Original post by Want_To_Achieve)
    I am currently debating what A-Levels to do before I go back to school. I am going to do Biology, Chemistry and Maths. I just need to decide on the fourth option. I will drop this subject after Year 12 and this subject should open more choices for me at university.
    "This subject" isn't going to open any doors for you, as it's only to AS Level. Pick something you'll enjoy, because AS levels are seemingly worthless compared to full A Levels.
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    If you're dead certain you're going to drop this fourth subject at the end of AS (though I was certain on applying for physics at university then dropped it two weeks into AS so things change) then pick something like media studies or film studies, which aren't totally boring and are quite easy/provide a nice of change of pace compared to the other three. I replaced physics with media and have now dropped it (again, I say it's easy but I got AAA in my other subjects and a B in media but anyway, I digress).

    Your subjects seem quite scientific so if you don't want to go for an easy/more relaxing option then just pick something that'll provide a nice contrast to what you've got so far, maybe history, politics, sociology for example, or English language/literature. Having so many similar subjects may become tedious of you pick another STEM subject.

    As for opening doors, the fourth subject won't do anything for you university-wise unless you take it to A2. AS levels are utterly meaningless when it comes to your UCAS application, now that most subjects have gone linear (other than informing your predicted grades for A2 but that doesn't matter because you're not carrying this other subject on).


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    I'd suggest English, just for the essays which shows variation in skills. A language is also good, but very hard.
    Or further maths? If your school offers it.
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    Some subjects are reformed so you can't do as levels in them anymore as you do the exams after two years


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