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    Im gonna be starting collage/sixth form this year and I was just wondering on how many a-levels i have to do. I have to do at least 4 in the first year I know but do you study 4 alevels in the first year then drop 1 in the second year????? im planning to do AS maths as my 4th option ( only 1 yr). I'm concerned that 4 alevels with an AS would be too much (although it would only be 1 lesson a week). Any advise???

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    Depends on the sixth form, but at most places you’ll drop down to three a levels, some only do three AS too
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    Currently, you have to study 3 A-levels but you can do 4 if you get really good grades at GCSE. A-levels are under a new reform in which we take all of our exams at the end of the two year period. As-level, no longer exists or is relevant to the current Year 12’s or those entering into sixth form in the years to come. Some people do 3 A-levels and take on another GCSE subject as well.
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    (Original post by helpmeaghhhh)
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    Im gonna be starting collage/sixth form this year and I was just wondering on how many a-levels i have to do. I have to do at least 4 in the first year I know but do you study 4 alevels in the first year then drop 1 in the second year????? im planning to do AS maths as my 4th option ( only 1 yr). I'm concerned that 4 alevels with an AS would be too much (although it would only be 1 lesson a week). Any advise???

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    Well, you have to do 3 A-levels, to get into University. If you do Four A-levels, by choice, you can't drop any, if you know all 4 a-levels will be crucial to you, but you will most likely be recommended to do 3, because you will now do everything in the 2 year period. The people who have exams this year were the last to have to their AS-level in the first year, and then could drop. But, you will honestly waste your time if you think you can drop one at the end of year, you can't. Plus, if you did, you would waste your time. Also, if you want to add an AS-level, it's too much work. A-level is lot of work and you have to balance your time wisely if you want to do five. That being said, it is doable, but do remember it will very labour intensive for you. But, do what is best for you.
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    im sure you can do four in the second year if you want to...i know people who do four a levels in their second year...but it was based on grades and stuff
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    (Original post by helpmeaghhhh)
    hi
    Im gonna be starting collage/sixth form this year and I was just wondering on how many a-levels i have to do. I have to do at least 4 in the first year I know but do you study 4 alevels in the first year then drop 1 in the second year????? im planning to do AS maths as my 4th option ( only 1 yr). I'm concerned that 4 alevels with an AS would be too much (although it would only be 1 lesson a week). Any advise???

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    Have a good day, God bless.
    You can carry on with four in the second year, but people typically carry on with three. You could have AS Maths as your fourth option and drop it in the second year and do only three other subjects. However, it will be a lot more work. If you think you can do it then go for it. First year is easier than second.
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    Traditionally, under the old A Level system, you would take 4 subjects to sit AS exams in. Then you would continue with 3 of those (dropping one) to A2 exams.

    Now the system has changed.

    AS and A Level are now different things.

    In A Levels, there is no halfway exams. Most universities (with exceptions, including course-related stuff) recommend you take 3 A Levels. There is nothing stopping you taking more, it's just a lot more difficult.

    Your school/college will have their own policies about how many subjects you can take. A lot of that will be dependent on timetabling.
 
 
 
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