Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Hi everyone,

    I've just started A Levels on the new linear system meaning there are no AS Levels, or not any on the choices I've chosen. I chose History, English Lit, French, and Spanish. My choice before GCSE results was to do an EPQ instead of English, but due to my high marks in GCSE English Literature which I was informed of on results day I decided to start A Level English Lit and see how I would get on with the heavy workload.

    Fast forward 3 weeks, the workload has already become rather large and I am envious of my friends who only do 3 subjects and who get 20+ frees every fortnight compared to my measly 7. Dropping English would make my free periods go from 7 to 17, and my plan would be to concentrate on the other 3 subjects I enjoy more during them instead of having to drag myself to an English lesson every day. I'd informed my form teacher, the curriculum/timetable manager, the main EPQ teacher and basically everyone important at school about my plan to drop it last week, but didn't tell my English teacher(s) until I knew for definite I would be finished with it prematurely.

    However, somehow, my English teacher found out (guessing from my form teacher??) and told me this week how I can't drop it until at least after half term, in about a month's time, as I might regret my choice. This I was OK with, but today she told me how doing a whole extra A Level is less work than doing an EPQ, which I would most likely pick up in English Literature's place, as an EPQ uses up a lot of your free periods and also doesn't account for much when applying to unis. She even went as far as saying that dropping it at summertime, without an AS grade or anything, would be a good idea as well as I can write about my experience doing English and what I got out of it.

    So my problem is this - if I drop English and pick up an EPQ, have I just added to my workload instead of shrinking it? And is doing another A Level, even if I drop it after 9 months with no grade to prove, going to improve my chances into getting into a good university? I'm getting such mixed answers from different people and I am just interested in what you guys all think.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    buuuuuuuump

    i need answers plz
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.