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    Hi

    I'm starting college this September and am in the process of choosing A level choices.

    Ive done some research and seems it is best to take 4 AS in the first year then 3 A2 in the second year.

    Would it matter that much if lets say I did Maths, English Lit and Politics for AS+A2 then have Critical Thinking as my fourth AS? This would enable me to have more time to concentrate on getting really good grades in my 3 that I take to A2. I would like to go to a good university (not too sure what to study yet though!) but not the top eg Oxbridge. I know that critical thinking is not really seen as a proper A level, but would it matter having 3 well respected traditional A levels then critical thinking AS just to make up my 4th AS?

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    At my college critical thinking was compulsary extra. I would choose 4 'respected' AS levels tbh (then again I only did 2 full A levels and 2 AS levels). If you're aiming high some uni's might not accept it, but if you do all 3 AS levels into A level, I can't see it making much difference.
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    I don't see why not, but it might be compulsory anyway at your college.

    Plus, critical thinking is a really lowly respected A level and a lot of unis don't even accept it.

    As the above post said, you could take up another strong A level instead and possibly drop that at A2.

    Or you could take 4 strong subjects and Critical thinking as a 5th AS and drop it after a year. I haven't done critical thinking but apparently its a very simple subject that requires little time or effort to pass.
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    On second thoughts, lets say I did do English Lit, Maths and Politics for A level would it actually matter that much if I didnt do a fourth AS? The option blocks are quite limited and if I did English Lit, Maths and Politics it would mean my fourth AS would be in something like Business Studies, Psychology or Media Studies (or "Communication Studies & Culture?!")
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    I did 4 at AS plus critical thinking and came out with 5 grades. I was the only one who actually done the exam, not many people liked the subject, its good if you like to argue and debate a lot like me
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    (Original post by T kay)
    Plus, critical thinking is a really lowly respected A level and a lot of unis don't even accept it.
    That's completely untrue.

    Critical Thinking is respected, but it is not considered to be a full academic A Level, simply because it does not exactly teach a lot.
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    (Original post by Vjyrik)
    That's completely untrue.

    Critical Thinking is respected, but it is not considered to be a full academic A Level, simply because it does not exactly teach a lot.
    Haven't you just contradicted yourself there though? Isn't it looked down upon compared to other subjects because it 'does not exactly teach a lot'? The fact is there are a lot of unis that don't accept it, not as many as general studies of course but still, a lot of unis don't allow that in their entry requirements.
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    You might as well do Maths, English lit, Politics and History AS levels, and then take any of these 3 to A Level. Why not have a science as well, instead of History such as Chemistry, as it will show to unis you are well-rounded.
 
 
 

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