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    So I want to take four A levels to begin with and if I drop one so be it, I'm currently set on doing A level Chemistry, biology and English literature but I'm not sure on what else to take. Any ideas? Also do these A levels seem like good ones universities would value?
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    (Original post by JamieLouiseXox)
    So I want to take four A levels to begin with and if I drop one so be it, I'm currently set on doing A level Chemistry, biology and English literature but I'm not sure on what else to take. Any ideas? Also do these A levels seem like good ones universities would value?
    What are you thinking of doing at uni?
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    (Original post by JamieLouiseXox)
    So I want to take four A levels to begin with and if I drop one so be it, I'm currently set on doing A level Chemistry, biology and English literature but I'm not sure on what else to take. Any ideas? Also do these A levels seem like good ones universities would value?
    Universities value everything but something like General Studies. It’s not the university head that chooses if you get in, it’s the course runners. Therefore subjects that apply to what course you are doing are necessary, in most cases. Those A levels are completely fine, but it depends on what you wanted to do
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    (Original post by JamieLouiseXox)
    So I want to take four A levels to begin with and if I drop one so be it, I'm currently set on doing A level Chemistry, biology and English literature but I'm not sure on what else to take. Any ideas? Also do these A levels seem like good ones universities would value?
    Take 'Maths' since it's one of those hard A level's that most universities appreciate.
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    (Original post by barneywherry)
    Universities value everything but something like General Studies. It’s not the university head that chooses if you get in, it’s the course runners. Therefore subjects that apply to what course you are doing are necessary, in most cases. Those A levels are completely fine, but it depends on what you wanted to do
    I totally agree that that general studies is a load of bull****.
    Unfortunately it was compulsory at my old 6th form (as an extra a-level). Our head of 6th form told us a load of bull**** about it as well.
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    (Original post by JamieLouiseXox)
    So I want to take four A levels to begin with and if I drop one so be it, I'm currently set on doing A level Chemistry, biology and English literature but I'm not sure on what else to take. Any ideas? Also do these A levels seem like good ones universities would value?
    It depends what you want to do. If you want to do something that has requirements (e.g. Medicine you will need 2 sciences as I recall) you will obviously have to meet those. If not, it's really up to you.

    Depending on the university and the subject, may depend on the value of the subject. E.g. if you're applying to quite prestigious universities, I imagine they'll be more impressed with 'traditional' subjects (English, Maths, Science) or 'reasoning' subjects (History, Psychology) rather than more practical ones (Art, Drama) - although obviously this is depending on whether you're applying to do Art or Drama etc.

    Generally, I'd advise thinking about what the subject you want to study at university entails. E.g. Law is a lot of reasoning and 'essay' like work, so 'reasoning' subjects are often preferable to some universities.

    Although it's obviously important you choose subject you enjoy because it's 2 years of studying and if you don't enjoy it it will be less likely you will get good grades.
 
 
 

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