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    (Original post by cmurphy21)
    Yes, I am in Wales.
    Ah, the Welsh Bacc
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Ah, the Welsh Bacc
    Indeed. It’s rather mundane and it’s clashed with some of my options, annoyingly.
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    (Original post by cmurphy21)
    Indeed. It’s rather mundane and it’s clashed with some of my options, annoyingly.
    but luckily we can substitute the WB grade with one bad, irrelevant grade if it comes to that most unis will accept the WB as an a level grade, with the exception of Bath as I know so far
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    (Original post by Doctor1234)
    I'm currently in Year 12 studying 3 A levels: Maths, Further Maths and Physics, all of them are linear ( I take all the exams at the end of Year 13). Everyone in my school is doing 3 but most people on TSR are doing 4 and the good sixth forms in my area are also doing 4. Will I be put at a disadvantage when applying to university?
    Hi, there. I also do 3 A Levels as well: History, Economics and Sociology. In response to your question no, you will not be disadvantaged with 3 A Levels because all universities require a minimum of 3 A Levels and from my perspective doing 4 or more is just creating stress for yourself and it's not necessary. Hope that helps.

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    but luckily we can substitute the WB grade with one bad, irrelevant grade if it comes to that most unis will accept the WB as an a level grade, with the exception of Bath as I know so far
    I’ve taken three subjects anyway so if I were to apply to Bath, it wouldn’t affect me whereas I have friends who have taken English Lit and Geography with Welsh Bac being their third.
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    Most people do 3 A Levels

    I wouldn't use TSR as a yardstick because I don't think its really representative of the student population/sixth formers as a whole
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    (Original post by cmurphy21)
    I’ve taken three subjects anyway so if I were to apply to Bath, it wouldn’t affect me whereas I have friends who have taken English Lit and Geography with Welsh Bac being their third.
    The Bac can save people who do 3 subjects + Bac on results day, that's why they make us do it
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    no I see 3 as enough as this is the minimum that that universities require for entry.

    If you want to do 4 then go ahead but it's not necessary.
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    3 is fine especially because linear so you'll having 18 hours of exams in year 13. I'd only do 4 with fm if you did all maths in year 12 then just had fm lessons in y13.
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    (Original post by TrelaiBoy)
    The Bac can save people who do 3 subjects + Bac on results day, that's why they make us do it
    Are you from Wales then?
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    A lot of schools have a default option as four AS then 3 A2, or four A2 if further maths. But then I saw literally everyone who wasn't a strong oxbridge candidate ended up dropping their fourth A level in the further maths set and a huge proportion of people who initially wanted to keep all 4 and did other subjects (3 sciences + maths) ended up dropping it too. It's just a method of showing you have good time management which is a key skill Oxbridge students require unless they want to drop out of get a third or lower.
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    (Original post by cmurphy21)
    Are you from Wales then?
    Yep
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    (Original post by TrelaiBoy)
    Most people do 3 A Levels

    I wouldn't use TSR as a yardstick because I don't think its really representative of the student population/sixth formers as a whole
    I mean I can't use the students in my school as a comparison since my school is amongst the worst in the area.
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    (Original post by Appleorpear)
    A lot of schools have a default option as four AS then 3 A2, or four A2 if further maths. But then I saw literally everyone who wasn't a strong oxbridge candidate ended up dropping their fourth A level in the further maths set and a huge proportion of people who initially wanted to keep all 4 and did other subjects (3 sciences + maths) ended up dropping it too. It's just a method of showing you have good time management which is a key skill Oxbridge students require unless they want to drop out of get a third or lower.
    4 A-levels are not required for Oxbridge either.

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    (Original post by Doctor1234)
    I'm currently in Year 12 studying 3 A levels: Maths, Further Maths and Physics, all of them are linear ( I take all the exams at the end of Year 13). Everyone in my school is doing 3 but most people on TSR are doing 4 and the good sixth forms in my area are also doing 4. Will I be put at a disadvantage when applying to university?
    You will not even be at the smallest disadvantage with 3 A-Levels. 3 grades are all you need.

    That being said, I'm currently doing 4, in Year 13. (One is a self study) but I've found myself doing better in all my subjects because of the work I'm putting into the 4th. It's odd, but it's helping me a lot with time management and doesn't feel at all hard. So doing 4 may not be a bad thing. But 3 really is all youll need.
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    You know what? I've asked the same question to TSR and they said that 3 is good enough.

    However, I also noticed that pretty much flipping everyone who does Maths and Further Maths also does another 2 A levels, so I decided to also do computer science. Whether or not I regret my decision still remains to be seen...

    The main reason why I am doing 4 A levels is because my careers advisor couldn't give me a straight answer to whether 3 A levels would put me at a disadvantage when pretty much everyone is doing 4.
    I do Maths, Further Maths and Computer Science and I have so far received 2 Uni Offers within about 3 weeks, from both Bristol and Leeds. So I did have the exact same worry however it seems to really not be an issue.
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    I do Maths, Further Maths and Computer Science and I have so far received 2 Uni Offers within about 3 weeks, from both Bristol and Leeds. So I did have the exact same worry however it seems to really not be an issue.
    Ahh well, I guess it is too late now.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    4 A-levels are not required for Oxbridge either.

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    I'm saying all but the strongest Oxbridge candidates kept four to A2 and for them it was just a way of showing strong time management skills.
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    (Original post by Doctor1234)
    I'm currently in Year 12 studying 3 A levels: Maths, Further Maths and Physics, all of them are linear ( I take all the exams at the end of Year 13). Everyone in my school is doing 3 but most people on TSR are doing 4 and the good sixth forms in my area are also doing 4. Will I be put at a disadvantage when applying to university?
    Hey there!
    I'm doing three too - maths (core, mech and stats), bio and chem.
    I couldn't take four because my school didn't offer, but I could've taken further maths as well as maths if I had wanted to. I think we have to do really well in the three, and this should be easier because we have less subjects to devote our time to.
    Mine are linear too. I haven't checked the whole thread but I hope it doesn't put us at a disadvantage because I really want to do medical in the UK!
    How are you finding year 12? I'm pretty much just scraping 65% in everything right now but I hope I get better because I think I did quite well in IGCSE's.
    Tell me whats up - you can try PMing me but I don't use TSR that often anymore but I'll try to reply ASAP
    Well, best of luck to all of us!
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    you wont be at a disadvantage! most uni requirements are 3 alevels, don't look at how many others are doing, just get good grades!

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    and ur A-Levels are really academic too so that's a bonus.
 
 
 
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