Is doing 4 A-levels worth my time? Watch
I literally don't know where to go with this issue. I know I'm only in the second week of college but should I do 4 A-levels? I love all of the subjects I'm doing but I feel so lost...I want to do Art so badly as a fourth and yet I don't know whether or not this is a good idea. I got A*s in all of these subjects at GCSE (Spanish, Art, English Combined and History) and generally find Spanish really easy/don't need to dedicate a lot of time to it, but I genuinely don't know whether I should do Art. I don't mind the work load (I had loads of frees doing three, and decided to do four instead) and I genuinely love and have a passion for all four subjects. Will doing four affect my grades a lot, or should I just not do Art? I'm scared I'm making the wrong decision! All my friends are doing four. I'm generally good at doing work and managing my time, so will doing four help or hinder me for getting into university? I need to know soon because I really don't want to waste my time on Art and not do it in Year 13. Should I just see how it goes or not bother? I'm really torn up...I don't want to have to give up Art. It's such a fun subject for me. I love all my others too.
Please listen to my words: no matter how you try and divide your time equally Art will ALWAYS be there.
I've had a few friends attempts to do 4 a-levels and I promise you, you'd get more worthwhile grades focusing on 3.
I understand the attractiveness of doing 4 levels but as the school year progresses, it will be Christmas time and you'll struggle to manage 4.
I've also found may other people doing 4 alevels made the decision very naïvely, since they didn't really understand that 4 levels are not needed to get somewhere.
Of course its your own decision. But AS mean nothing now, and you need to focus on just doing alright on the 3 required A-levels.
I hope you make an informed decision. Best of luck
TLDR; do four, drop one if you decide it's too much.