Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I want to do English Language, English Lit, Music Tech and Drama in year 12 & 13 ( if I do I won't have the opportunity to drop one at AS), is it impossible ? Will I have any free time? I'm predicted all A's and A*'s at GCSE
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by burtonsophie13)
    I want to do English Language, English Lit, Music Tech and Drama in year 12 & 13 ( if I do I won't have the opportunity to drop one at AS), is it impossible ? Will I have any free time? I'm predicted all A's and A*'s at GCSE
    Yes if you manage your time. Okay maybe I'm in year 12 and i'm saying that. But so far I have been able to manage with 5 As's and I am not the smartest person ever.
    I'm doing three sciences, Maths and Further Maths.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Yes, it'll be fairly simple. 4 A Levels was the standard/required in many colleges before government funding was cut.
    • Section Leader
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Section Leader
    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Yes, it'll be fairly simple. 4 A Levels was the standard/required in many colleges before government funding was cut.
    4 A-levels were only ever "standard" at any schools to full A-level if pupils were also taking FM.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Yes, it'll be fairly simple. 4 A Levels was the standard/required in many colleges before government funding was cut.
    "Fairly simple"?? Not now they are linear. To the OP. Remember AAA is always better than AABB, BBB > BBCC etc. if you want to apply for uni that is.

    You can always start four and drop one if it is too much. But four are not necessary.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I was originally just doing the 3 and then someone gave me a sales pitch on English Language and I'm really interested in it. I'm also involved in theatre and dance so I'm just wondering if it will take up all my free time doing four?
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by burtonsophie13)
    I was originally just doing the 3 and then someone gave me a sales pitch on English Language and I'm really interested in it. I'm also involved in theatre and dance so I'm just wondering if it will take up all my free time doing four?
    What are your plans? University/employment post A level? Do you have any?
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by burtonsophie13)
    I want to do English Language, English Lit, Music Tech and Drama in year 12 & 13 ( if I do I won't have the opportunity to drop one at AS), is it impossible ? Will I have any free time? I'm predicted all A's and A*'s at GCSE
    Hi,
    I'm currently in year 12 and I'm doing 4 subjects. I do biology, chemistry, Latin and German. I don't regret taking 4 subjects. I do have quite a lot of free time, but I think that depends on what school you go to. The only thing is, all my friends who do 3 subjects have a lot more frees in school, so they so have a lot more time than I do. But doing 4 subjects is manageable timewise
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    I do 4 essay based A levels and I do the EPQ. It's fine to be honest but in exam seasons the pressure is definitely on. I think doing 4 is a good option if you can't definitively choose 3 because that's why I chose 4. However, if they're not relevant to your Uni course, try taking 3. The workload is clearly higher, you won't have as many frees as everyone else so you'll have to do more at home. If you're dedicated I can't see why it wouldn't be a problem, but remember, A*AA is better than AAAA. sometimes doing 4 can stop you focusing on getting the best grades possible as you have more subjects to think about.
    Also, if you want to do English at uni, English Language isn't required. If you want to do Music, it isn't either. Just something to consider.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by 210555)
    What are your plans? University/employment post A level? Do you have any?
    University I think in something relating to English or theatre
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by burtonsophie13)
    University I think in something relating to English or theatre
    It's a good idea to check which are good facilitating subjects ( google it). I'm pretty sure English Lit is. It's good to have outside interests such as yours and it is important to keep a good balance between that and your studies.I don't know about your other A levels but do consider the input required IF there is a lot of coursework.

    As I say four A levels are really not necessary, often it is just those doing Maths/Further Maths which doesn't apply here. I emphasise again, for uni applications AAA > AABB every time. I would say don't over burden yourself when you don't need to. 😀
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by 210555)
    It's a good idea to check which are good facilitating subjects ( google it). I'm pretty sure English Lit is. It's good to have outside interests such as yours and it is important to keep a good balance between that and your studies.I don't know about your other A levels but do consider the input required IF there is a lot of coursework.

    As I say four A levels are really not necessary, often it is just those doing Maths/Further Maths which doesn't apply here. I emphasise again, for uni applications AAA > AABB every time. I would say don't over burden yourself when you don't need to. 😀
    Thank you
 
 
 
Poll
Do you think parents should charge rent?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.