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    Currently doing History, Geog & Physics. Unsure about what I want to do at uni but it’ll most likely be a humanity (History, Law, Geography etc.)

    I’m doing alright in them, for the first term I got BBC respectively. I’m not sure if this is good or bad for the first term of Year 12?

    I’ve started to think I should have done a fourth in case I do badly in one of them. I hopefully shouldn’t, as I chose them all as they’re my favourite subjects, but anything can happen. My options are limited to what I could do to Biology, English Lit and Politics. Politics would be the likely choice, however it’s a linear course at my college so I’d have to take it as the full A-Level. Also I haven’t been that great managing time between my subjects and activities, and it will only get worse with a fourth.
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    Hi I’m in year 13 and believe me your better doing 3 subjects I struggled to cope at the start of year 12 doing 4 so I dropped to 3 within the first term and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. University’s only want 3 a levels anyway so you’d not be at any disadvantage plus you’ll probably get better results in your subjects anyway as you’ll spend more time on them.
    Plus your grades are great for the first term, keep it up! 😊
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    (Original post by Hollster_Hol)
    Hi I’m in year 13 and believe me your better doing 3 subjects I struggled to cope at the start of year 12 doing 4 so I dropped to 3 within the first term and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. University’s only want 3 a levels anyway so you’d not be at any disadvantage plus you’ll probably get better results in your subjects anyway as you’ll spend more time on them.
    Plus your grades are great for the first term, keep it up! 😊
    Thanks for the advice! I meant that I’d do 4 up until AS and drop 1 and do 3 at A2
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    (Original post by Fonzworth)
    Thanks for the advice! I meant that I’d do 4 up until AS and drop 1 and do 3 at A2
    Yeah I was planning on doing that too but I hated doing that subject I dropped and my grades in the next term improved. Why don’t you look into extended project it’s an equivalent of an AS you write about a subject of your choice you might be able to pick that up or do it in year 13.
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    You'd rather do extra well in your 3 subjects and use all the extra time to work on those other subjects then stress yourself out on 4. Also there's no way now to go back, change your mind and take 4 subjects. What's done is done so don't work yourself up on something you cannot even change. Everything will end up alright xxx
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    (Original post by kaels.x)
    You'd rather do extra well in your 3 subjects and use all the extra time to work on those other subjects then stress yourself out on 4. Also there's no way now to go back, change your mind and take 4 subjects. What's done is done so don't work yourself up on something you cannot even change. Everything will end up alright xxx
    I feel 4 until the end of AS will be useful in case there’s a subject I do badly in
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    (Original post by Fonzworth)
    Currently doing History, Geog & Physics. Unsure about what I want to do at uni but it’ll most likely be a humanity (History, Law, Geography etc.)

    I’m doing alright in them, for the first term I got BBC respectively. I’m not sure if this is good or bad for the first term of Year 12?

    I’ve started to think I should have done a fourth in case I do badly in one of them. I hopefully shouldn’t, as I chose them all as they’re my favourite subjects, but anything can happen. My options are limited to what I could do to Biology, English Lit and Politics. Politics would be the likely choice, however it’s a linear course at my college so I’d have to take it as the full A-Level. Also I haven’t been that great managing time between my subjects and activities, and it will only get worse with a fourth.
    BBC is fine for the first term of year 12.
    I wouldn't recommend doing a 4th subject. You'll have to spread out your time over more subjects, which means your original 3 could fall a bit. Even though you're worried about doing bad in one subject, it's much better to get AAB for example than ABBC.
    You also said that you've not been great with managing time. There is no way you will manage the time with a 4th A-Level I'm afraid. You would have to be super organised.
    Unless you really really want to study politics, then I would say just stick with the 3 you have
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    Like everyone else has said, taking 3 subjects is perfectly fine.

    Focus on being your best at the three subjects that you're already doing, rather than fretting over a fourth subjects and probably screwing over everything.
 
 
 

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