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    Hey Guys!

    So basically, this is my dilemma.

    For AS level I took A levels in English Lit, Biology, Psychology and Religious Studies. I only did the AS exam for Religious Studies (because the other 3 A levels have been reformed, so the exams for those are at the end of A2).

    Originally, I was going to drop Religious Studies after year 12, and just continue with the other 3. However, I performed well at AS gaining an A (which was over 90% meaning I could potentially get an A* next year if I carried it on).

    But I don't want to do 4 A levels. So I have to drop something else. For university, I need to keep Biology and Psychology so I won't be dropping either of them. So really its between Religious Studies or English Lit.

    But, if I drop English I would have wasted a whole year of it and gained nothing. But if I drop RE, I would feel as though I should have carried on as I'd already have done half of the qualification.

    For the end of year 12, I got a B in English. And I also think that with another year of it I could improve even more. Then again, it all rests on how the final exams go.

    I just wanted anyone's advise really on this whole thing. Has anyone done RE or English at A2 and is it a big step up? And which one do you think would be preferred by universities? I want to take the subject I'll do best in, but I also need to think about what I enjoy and whether its academic.

    So I really don't know what to drop.
    What do you guys think?

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    You mention that you need Biology and Psychology for University, suggesting that your applying for some sort of Science based degree? Based on that I'd keep English Literature.

    I have nothing against Religious Studies but if you're applying for a science type degree I feel English Literature holds that bit more weight. Ultimately it probably won't matter but English Literature just feels like a more academic subject overall. And keep in mind that if you drop Religious Studies you'd come out with 3 A Levels and an AS (instead of 3 A Levels). So from an academic applicant point of view keeping English Lit works out better for you.
    • Thread Starter


    Drop RE
    • Thread Starter

    Why though?
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