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i’m in y11 now and having to choose my alevels. i definitely want to do english lang (predicted 9 at GCSE) and psycology, and then art and/or biology. i spoke to a teacher about it yesterday and they only let you do 4 at our school (which i want to stay at) - if you’re predicted 8/9 in everything, which I am except music which is a 7 although that is an extra GCSE. I feel like it will be a lot of work but i don’t want to not do any of them if you understand me...?
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Take all 4 then. 4 A levels is do-able, its just not usually recommended as all universities only ask for 3, so people see it as a lot of extra work for no reason, whilst potentially sacrificing high grades for lower ones. However, seeing as you're predicted 8/9 in almost everything, you certainly seem capable. As long as you've got a good work ethic, I'm sure you'll cope well. English & Pyschology are very essay based (and factual), whilst bio takes a lot of memorization & learning facts. I think art would be nice, something that allows you to be creative and allow you to de-stress with. You do have to do research for it though, if you're okay with that. Like artist research and all
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as the person above said. but also if you end up not enjoying a subject, you can just do an as instead
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I would personally advise that you do 3 A Levels as no uni will ever insist you have 4 and 3 A Levels are hard enough work. I would just personally do three having bad experiences of doing 4 A Levels. But your choice. Art for example is a lot of work to do. Would you be able to handle that work with 3 other subjects?
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I would say start with four and then you have the choice to drop one if four becomes too much work! I’m personally in yr13 and on four a levels and yes it’s hard work but very doable especially for someone like you who seems smart enough and has high predicted grades.
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