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    I do music, geography, English literature and art and I'm really enjoying all of them except music. I don't know whether to drop it now though because I'd quite like to stick at it and maybe do an AS (if I'm allowed) rather than the full A Level. I'm enjoying learning more stuff about music theory in the lessons but the subject is much more boring than I anticipated, although I really don't want to drop to 3 subjects this soon because I know I wouldn't do enough work for my other subjects. Has anyone been in a similar situation?

    Depends on what you’re planning to do after. I was in a similar position a few years ago as I did Physics, Maths, Biology and IT. Our sixth form did AS levels in one year, then A2’s the next. I dropped IT within the first few weeks, most unis will only require you to have done 3 A levels (infact I think some prefer it as you can focus on them a lot more). A few of my friends did 4 AS’s and dropped down to 3 after the first year, they found that they actually did worse overall than they would have if they had done 3 and some even had to resit modules from their AS’s as they didn’t get their desired grades. Then they got a little bit of a shock when they found out that unis didn’t actually care about their fourth “half A-Level”. Check with unis if you’re thinking of applying. If its entry is points based it might be worth keeping as an AS, depending on your work ethic, if not, I say don’t bother.

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