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    I am currently in year 11 and I'm applying for college. I know which A levels I want to do and I want to do four. My problem is that on every application form I've seen so far it says to choose three subjects. Sorry for my ignorance, but I thought that now some rules have changed you can't do AS and A levels are linear, that you can choose four and do them for two years. I intend to do Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths if that helps.
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    (Original post by thepewds_)
    I am currently in year 11 and I'm applying for college. I know which A levels I want to do and I want to do four. My problem is that on every application form I've seen so far it says to choose three subjects. Sorry for my ignorance, but I thought that now some rules have changed you can't do AS and A levels are linear, that you can choose four and do them for two years. I intend to do Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths if that helps.
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    Hey, do not worry even if it says 3 options you can still take more. When I was applying for a sixth form (similar to college) they told me I have to do 3 A level options but after a few days I asked if I can do four and they let me. This is my first year in sixth form, you're in year 11 so you have a year to prepare yourself. Sixth forms will look at your GCSE grades, if they are not high enough you might end up doing 3.

    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by thepewds_)
    I am currently in year 11 and I'm applying for college. I know which A levels I want to do and I want to do four. My problem is that on every application form I've seen so far it says to choose three subjects. Sorry for my ignorance, but I thought that now some rules have changed you can't do AS and A levels are linear, that you can choose four and do them for two years. I intend to do Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths if that helps.
    Thanks everyone.
    Ues you can do four, but 3 good ones are better than 4 mediocre ones.
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    Hey, do not worry even if it says 3 options you can still take more. When I was applying for a sixth form (similar to college) they told me I have to do 3 A level options but after a few days I asked if I can do four and they let me. This is my first year in sixth form, you're in year 11 so you have a year to prepare yourself. Sixth forms will look at your GCSE grades, if they are not high enough you might end up doing 3.

    Hope this helps!
    I'm predicted all A*s and 3 9s in English and Maths. Should I ask the sixth form before applying?Thank you for your help
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    Ues you can do four, but 3 good ones are better than 4 mediocre ones.
    That is true.
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    (Original post by thepewds_)
    I'm predicted all A*s and 3 9s in English and Maths. Should I ask the sixth form before applying?Thank you for your help
    In a few months, your school will make you apply to sixth forms/colleges you want to go to. When you apply to the schools you want to go to, make sure you ask them that you want to take 4 A levels and TELL THEM YOUR PREDICTED GRADES because the yare high they should hopefully let you do 4. Good luck!
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    It depends on where you apply - broadly speaking the school gets no more money for you doing more than 3 A levels so some places are reluctant to let you as ultimately it costs them more to let you do more - so check what their policy is before you apply.
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    Talk to the colleges you're applying to. I asked to do 5 subjects at AS instead of 4. It worked with the timetable so they let me . I asked on the first day of term though so I already had my gcse grades. They may say it's a possibility depending on your GCSEs.
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    It depends on where you apply - broadly speaking the school gets no more money for you doing more than 3 A levels so some places are reluctant to let you as ultimately it costs them more to let you do more - so check what their policy is before you apply.
    I didn't know about that. Thanks
 
 
 
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