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    So I started A-Levels last week at a very good grammar somewhere in Kent after doing one year of IB at a very good grammar somewhere in Kent but deciding it's not for me. I chose English as one of my subjects as I did it at higher level at IB and it wasn't too bad. One week into A-Level English and it already seems like a complete sh*tstorm and much harder than IB HL English was. I need to take it because it's a facilitating subject but is it alright if I leave it at AS? My subject choices are:

    English Literature
    Business
    Media Studies
    Psychology

    I want to get into a good university to do Business and options are Manchester, Exeter, Loughborough or Nottingham. Do I need English at A2 or can I drop it at AS and take the other 3 to A2? I am also doing the IFS which is an AS equivalent
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    (Original post by Mahel)
    So I started A-Levels last week at a very good grammar somewhere in Kent after doing one year of IB at a very good grammar somewhere in Kent but deciding it's not for me. I chose English as one of my subjects as I did it at higher level at IB and it wasn't too bad. One week into A-Level English and it already seems like a complete sh*tstorm and much harder than IB HL English was. I need to take it because it's a facilitating subject but is it alright if I leave it at AS? My subject choices are:

    English Literature
    Business
    Media Studies
    Psychology

    I want to get into a good university to do Business and options are Manchester, Exeter, Loughborough or Nottingham. Do I need English at A2 or can I drop it at AS and take the other 3 to A2? I am also doing the IFS which is an AS equivalent
    You can drop AS English Literature if you wish as it is not a requirement to study Business at university level.
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    You can drop AS English Literature if you wish as it is not a requirement to study Business at university level.
    So all of that about facilitating subject and whatnot won't matter if I'm set on doing business? also, won't my application be seen as 'soft' with A2 in business, psychology and media?
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    I'm not sure about buisness - maybe you should contact your preferred universities about it? But generally, yes, I would say that your application might look 'soft' with the remaining subjects only. On the other hand, it would obviously look a lot better to just get really great results in your three other subjects, than to end up getting a bad result in english.
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    (Original post by Mahel)
    So all of that about facilitating subject and whatnot won't matter if I'm set on doing business? also, won't my application be seen as 'soft' with A2 in business, psychology and media?
    Yes you are correct. Business is not a facilitating subject like Biology, History or English Literature at university so your A-levels doesn't matter as there's not a preferred or specific A-level required to study business at university.

    Your application will not be seen as "soft" because of the A-levels you chosen. Universities will not and do not discriminate against students who have chosen "softer" A-levels than other students. They taken on board your A-levels, your predicted grades as well as your personal statement, your referees and other achievements.

    So do not listen to anyone who tells you your A-levels are not good or you should be concerned. You shouldn't. You picked those A-levels because (I presume) you enjoy them and as long as your grades show that, then you will be fine.
 
 
 
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