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    I am currently doing Maths, Further Maths, Physics and English Language, in upper sixth. My offer is AAA in any of my four A-Levels, and I'm finding English increasingly burdensome. It is difficult to prepare for and to get right in terms of timing, and it is not a qualification I particularly care about (even though I do find it interesting).

    Would it be reasonable to instead shift all my focus on maths and physics and maximise my chances of getting 3A* in them, or should I actually expend serious effort on getting the English essay technique right? Are there any consequences I should be aware of, should I decide to just scrap English, of getting a U (or a C, D, E or whatever) in my fourth?


    I am going to be doing politics in uni but my arguing skills are constantly being developed, so I don't think the argument of "you might as well start practising writing now" stands.


    can't you drop it
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    (Original post by aceplayyt)
    can't you drop it
    I'm in a state college, and they really dislike it when students drop a course 3/4 of the way through. They hardly let my friend drop it at Christmas last year, so I'm not sure if it's a possibility to drop the A-Level at this point.
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