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    I have just started Year 12, and am currently doing 4 subjects including Physics and Further Maths. Given the chance, I would wait a lot longer, perhaps even to AS exam results, to decide which of the 2 I want to carry on to A2, but I need to make a decision quickly as to do A2 Further Maths, I need to stay behind around 2.5 hours a week, which is a strain on my schedule, but technically doable. I therefore have a few questions -

    1) Should I do 4 A2s? I am 100% confident I am capable of getting A*AA, but though teachers say I should have no problem with 4 A Levels, I am worried about what that might do to both my grades and my free time/workload, especially since no uni makes offers based on 4 subjects.

    2) In your opinion, if you've done both, which is easier in Year 13? I will be doing an AS in both subjects, no question, but to do an A2 in FM I need to commit now. I have always found Maths easier than the sciences because I don't need to relate it to any real-world use cases, just learn formulae and apply them when necessary.

    3) Perhaps most importantly for my future, because I can suffer slightly for two years if I know it will improve my chances of getting into uni - for a CompSci course, which is generally more desirable?

    If it helps, I got a high A* in Maths and a low A* in Physics GCSEs.
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

    You can also find the Exam Thread list for A-levels here and GCSE here. :dumbells:

    Just quoting in Fox Corner so she can move the thread if needed
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