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    Hi every1 and congrats on your great results.

    Ive received my AS results and achieved 4 A's in the following subjects:

    Business Studies

    I would just like to ask whats the advantages and disadvantages of taking 4 A levels as oppose to just 3.

    I want to apply to Cambridge however i did not get great GCSE's. If i get 4 A's at A2 can the 4th A cpmpensate for the GCSE's.

    any help is welcome.
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    Seen as you are thinking of applying to Cambridge, I'd advise that if you do consider applying to Cambridge, that you must continue with Hisstory and Law s your other two subjects are on their list of subjects which they consider not suitable preparation for a degree at Cambridge - they really only like people to have at most one of thier three sujects on the list.

    Assuming you are doing 3 reputable A levels, there is no advantage of taking an additional subject. Cambridge only cares about three A levels and says that taking 4 in unnecessary. In fact, by taking 3, you will have more time to do more research on your chosen subject to really wow the interviewers.
    Only do 4 if you can't imagine dropping one of them.

    It is good to take an extra subject as then you have a spare to meet your offer if one goes wrong.

    The extra subject just adds more stress during the year and more importantly reduces your revision time during the exam period.

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