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    I am currently in year eleven and I’m starting to go ahead with 6th form interviews. I have settled on the three a levels of biology, psychology and maths, but after I received my mock results back for maths and ended up getting a 9, and my predicted grade raising to a 9, my teachers are eager for me to take further maths as a fourth. I guess I’m just wondering whether it would be worth risking the grades of the other 2 subjects for maths and further maths. Due to the new spec I can’t drop one of the four at AS level so I’m very conflicted as whether to take fm or not, as I don’t want to be too overwhelmed and busy so my other subjects suffer as a result.
    I would appreciate some help from anyone who hasn’t been in a similar position to me or anyone who has any good advice as to what I should do
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    I was kind of in the same position, i took further maths, chemistry and psychology and after getting 98% on my gcse maths exam i thought it would be okay. However I found the work load was just too much and my other subjects ended up being neglected. Now moving into year 13 I made the decision to drop it and ot was the best think i ever did! i know out of the 23 of us who started off doing further maths and 2 other subjects only 3 of them are still doing it, even though on the new alevel system we got no credit for the subject we dropped a lot of people felt the workload was too much and you only need 3 for uni so they tend to just look at your best 3 and ignore the 4th one so 3 good grades will always be better than 4 okay ones. Please don't let the school pressure you into doing something you're not passionate about, if you don't really want to be doing it there is no way youll have the motivation to keep up with the massive workload
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