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    Context: my GCSE predictions are one 9, two 8s, three 7s and four 6s. I want to take English language, biology, philosophy and ethics and photography, however, I am aware that I am not the most intelligent, and that this would be a lot of work.

    I'm aware that photography is 60% coursework, and that exams are not content based, but an opportunity to create something. I know that in the second year of a photography course when work is only independent, I could get my coursework finished by December and be done with the course until my final exam, so when exam season occurred, I would only be revising for three subjects, not four.

    Is this recommended? I've asked my school and they've made it clear they wouldn't really try to stop me from doing four subjects.
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    What do you plan on doing after college/sixth form?
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    I would've said no if it was Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths. The workload for English language is relatively low from what I've heard so coupled with photography that shouldn't be bad. Biology is the most content-heavy and one of the most demanding A levels there is, so think carefully if you want to do Biology with these subjects. Your choices seem like they aren't directing you towards a particular career path, but bare in mind you only have 1 facilitating subject out of those (Biology)
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    (Original post by moz4rt)
    What do you plan on doing after college/sixth form?
    The plan is to study forensic science and criminology at Greenwich uni, and eventually work in forensics.
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    (Original post by futuremedic34)
    Your choices seem like they aren't directing you towards a particular career path, but bare in mind you only have 1 facilitating subject out of those (Biology)
    The uni I want to go to only requires a science or maths at A- level at a B grade or above, and a level 5 at maths GCSE.
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    (Original post by lilaccis)
    The uni I want to go to only requires a science or maths at A- level at a B grade or above, and a level 5 at maths GCSE.
    I don't think the workloads would be that bad (for the subjects you plan on doing), as long as you enjoy them then there's no reasons to not do 4 a levels.
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    I do four a levels at the moment. I do Business, ICT, Media and Photography. I am finding my work load fine, its not different from year 12. if you are organised and dedicated, I don't see why you shouldn't carry on doing 4. Photography will be easy to complete, theres nothing to remember, just finding the time to take photographs. if you ever need help with photography, I am working at an A grade at the moment, with a target of A*, so I will be able to help xx
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    I also do four A levels (Maths, Further Maths, Computer science and Economics), the work load is alright as I'm working at A*A*A*A but make sure you start revising early for the big exams.
 
 
 
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