Question over AS options

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    Currently studying maths, biol, chem, ICT, and Welsh bacc but the workload is troubling me at the moment
    Ideally I'd have not done the Welsh bacc in the first place, leaving me with 4 decent subjects, but as it's 'compulsory' now, I've a bit of a dilemma
    My choice at the moment would be to drop ICT, which would technically leave me with 4 a levels, but the validity of Welsh bacc when applying to certain, more competitive universities/courses (I hope to do chemical engineering) concerns me. I guess I imagine it as if I'd be at a considerable disadvantage applying with 3 subjects and 1 unnecessary, 'soft' subject, as opposed 4 solid ones.
    I realise that most entry requirements for chem eng courses only state 3 A2 and not 3 A2 + 1 AS, but it's clearly a competitive course so it worries me that my application might be put off a little because of the weaker 4th A level.
    In short, it'd be ok for me to drop ICT, right?
    Apologies for going on a bit Would appreciate anyone's input, cheers!
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    After your first 3 subjects no one cares
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    (Original post by Helloworld_95)
    After your first 3 subjects no one cares
    As harsh as you phrased this, I have to agree.. the last 2 are just pretty eh
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    Isn't IT soft anyway?
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    (Original post by zayn008)
    As harsh as you phrased this, I have to agree.. the last 2 are just pretty eh
    I didn't mean it in that way, I meant it as after you have 3 A levels no one cares if you have any more, 4 or 5 subjects is not an advantage over 3.
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    (Original post by Helloworld_95)
    I didn't mean it in that way, I meant it as after you have 3 A levels no one cares if you have any more, 4 or 5 subjects is not an advantage over 3.
    Oh… 4 can be quite an advantage depending on what you're studying, some universities will relax grades if you're doing 4 and those last 2 are pretty soft subjects so i guess you unintentionally made 2 points in one statement
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    (Original post by zayn008)
    Oh… 4 can be quite an advantage depending on what you're studying, some universities will relax grades if you're doing 4 and those last 2 are pretty soft subjects so i guess you unintentionally made 2 points in one statement
    I'm not sure I'd say they're relaxing the grade requirements, most I've seen is offers change by say A*A*A to A*AAA and tbh getting A*AAA is an awful lot harder than A*A*A.

    The EPQ which is part of the Welsh Baccalaureate is much better than a 4th A level, there are more unis which will drop your offer by 1 grade if you have that and it teaches you certain skills which are more useful for uni than a 4th subject.
 
 
 
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