So I go to a pretty full on school with a lot of my time being taken up by drama and sport and I was wondering if it is worth it taking a forth AS subject or dropping one of my subjects (Economics, Maths, Spanish, English Lit) to free up time to revise and decrease my workload a bit. (I would drop English Lit)
Also do Universities care if you do a forth AS subject or are they OK with only 3?
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- Thread Starter
- 30-10-2016 17:38
- 30-10-2016 18:15
I have this exact question. I have been wondering this too, I have started 4 AS Levels (Maths, Geology, Biology and Physics) and like you I take part in lots of sports, along with being a Sea Scout Young Leader and Explorer, and obviously I want to still maintain my social life during AS and A Levels. Hopefully someone has an answer for us, as I have been guided to drop one AS Level, but like you am not sure if it would affect my future university prospects, and along with that it is not ideal to be so spread out trying to put 100% in to so many different things
- 30-10-2016 18:21
Taking 4 subjects at AS should take up too much of your time, most people used to take 4. It doesn't make much difference in terms of uni applications, but i would advise taking 4 as you have more choice when it comes to selecting the three you take to year 13. I personally ended up dropping physics which was my best subject at GCSE and the subject i thought i would definitely take to A2.
- 30-10-2016 18:33
Unis don't really require you to have 4 but I took 4 and ended up dropping one at the start of year 13. I think it was good because although I think it would've been better to drop one in year 12, I think what I did was good in the long term as I would've made the wrong decision in terms of the one I was going to drop. If you're definitely sure you can't cope then drop one now but if you can balance everything out then I'd say keep 4 to keep your options open as lots does change from the start of year 12 from experience