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    I have a twelve hour p/w part time job. Will this have a serious negative affect on my AS levels when I begin this september?
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    Apparently studies show anything over 8 hours has a detrimental effect, although i think it depends on the person too. how well they use their spare time left over to study.
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    I wouldnt know, off topic but might I suggest you take maths as your undecided subject?
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    On that topic - i found maths enjoyable at A-level.
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    Oh and i think you might struggle taking all 3 science's and having a part-time job come exam periods. Having said that you might not go to a crap school like me.
    And @ maths: yeah A-level maths is really enjoyable for me at the moment, especially versus the monotony of just learning the text book for biology.
    nice to have a bit of a challenge!
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    i think it depends on how the hours are split up, like whether its on the weekend or whether you work late etc etc

    i had a 16 hr/week job last summer and when i went back to college for A2s i had to quit cause i worked till 10pm on one day and had a full day of lectures the next day starting at 9am, and the work was quite strenuous
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    I work;-

    Saturday 12-6
    Sunday 10-4:30

    The thing is, I doubt they'll let me do fewer hours, so if it's going to be too tough then i'll have to quit all together and have no money!

    I was considering maths, but it's unrealistic for me to achieve a good grade in it; I only took intermediate tier at GCSE andi'm hoping for a 'B'.
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    Then perhaps something artistic, i hear that helps with medicine applications.
    Id go for one of:
    -Fine art
    -English Lit
    -European language

    And those hours will probably be fine, but for gods sake book a good 2 weeks off before Jan/June exams. Iv'e had plenty of exams monday morning, not something id savour after working will 4:30 the day before!
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    Oh of course, I may even quit by then - or i'll be taking a very long holiday. I just don't want to jerperdise my studies
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    I did those hours and found them draining... I had no time at weekend to do work, and since i went to college in a different town, had to leave the house at 7.15am every morning during the week. It totally depends on the subjects you do and the timetable and workload your get from your A-levels.
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    Yeah, it's tireing! But, surely if I use weekdays to study HARD! I can use the weekends for socialising and work?
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    You wont be up for much socialising after 6 to 6 and a half hours work though, and what if you get set friday-->monday homework. Do you get EMA?
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    well it's definitely possible, it really is dependent on how motivated you are.

    I work(ed) 16-18 hours a week throughout my AS level year and managed AABC (though to be fair it wasn't that far off AAAB - with a resit I should get AAA next year - and I will be continuing my job). Perhaps it would have been AAAB had I not worked, but I certainly have no regrets. I wouldn't be able to live the life I do without my job.

    It's fair to say I'm not incredibly socially active, but I still have enough time to see friends on a regular basis.

    Some people can't manage it; others can. We can't really decide that for you unfortunately.
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    I felt like collapsing after a whole day at college - definately no chance of working then!
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    I work 12 hours a week - tues., weds., and fri. nights. - Just got AAAB in my AS levels. However, the extra work affects people in different ways. I didn't tell my school i was working and they still dont know. If your school doesn't already know, dont tell them, carry on with the job. But if you feel its too much, try and reduce your hours x
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    My friend works 16 hour shifts over the weekend and teachesthe Piano about 5 hours p/w. meaning about 21 hours. She got 4As in Bio, Chem, Hist and German, with Hist and Bio being 287 and 286 UMS.

    She also has a decent social life So it is possible, although she is very good with time management.
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    Most of my friends who work fri night/sat/sun have just failed at least one of their subjects at AS. Don't know whether it had anything to do with them working or not.
    Myself I do alot of my coursework/homework at the weekends for the week so I don't have that much during the week, but it's upto you.
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    (Original post by littlejojo)
    Most of my friends who work fri night/sat/sun have just failed at least one of their subjects at AS. Don't know whether it had anything to do with them working or not.
    Myself I do alot of my coursework/homework at the weekends for the week so I don't have that much during the week, but it's upto you.
    :confused: Well i'd just be doing it the other way around?
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    Its up to you try it for a few weeks, but i think that by christmas, close to exams, you'll be shattered.
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    It really depends. Over my AS/A2 years I never had a job so had a lot of time to do school/homework - because I had so much time to do everything I would end up procrastinating a lot and never got much done. I think if I actually had a job and less spare time I would have been more focused on my school work. It is all hypothetical though.

    I certainly wouldn't have wanted to work around Christmas/May-June though.
 
 
 

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