3 a levels + EPQ or 4 a levels? Also History or Classics? Watch

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Hey, I’m currently in my final year of gcses and have pretty much narrowed my a-level options down to four subjects; history, geography, classics and psychology. I’m hoping to get mostly 7s with a few 8s in my final exams (my target grades are 8s and 9s), and I’m thinking I’d like to study psychology or anthropology at a good uni in the future. I’m not sure whether to take three a-levels and an epq or four - specifically, if I were to take three, I’m really struggling between classics (which I would probably enjoy more) and history (which I would still definitely enjoy, but less so, and which is highly valued by unis). How hard is taking four a levels, and do you have any other advice?? Also my school ABSOLUTELY won’t allow me to drop one if I take four, so that option is unfortunately off the table.
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I'd recommend doing 3 a levels. Doing 4 is hard and the workload is a lot. It could also affect the grades you get in your other subjects. Doing an EPQ is also good for unis to see so don't worry if you're not doing 4.

If you prefer classics then do classics. A-levels go much more in-depth and you're more likely to want to revise if you enjoy the subject. Your other choices are liked by unis and geography is still a humanity so doing 2 might not affect getting accepted in a uni or not.
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