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Hi! I want to do 5 a levels:
Further mathematics
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Economics
Arabic
Art

Is it risky ? Also which of the following subjects would u not recommend?
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Hi! I want to do 5 a levels:
Further mathematics
Business
Economics
Arabic
Art

Is it risky ? Also which of the following subjects would u not recommend?
Don't do 5 - universities offer on three.

You can't take Further Maths without Maths A level.

Business and Economics are not recommended together - too much overlap.

Arabic? If you are a native speaker then some unis might not count it.

What degree are you considering?
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I'm considering BA business and economics. I'm really wanting to go in the field
Also no, I'm not a native speaker in Arabic.
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Why would you bother even taking 4 A-levels, let alone 5, when universities make offers on 3?

You're setting yourself up with a lot of unnecessary work. It's better to have 3 stellar A-levels than 4-5 mediocre ones.
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Just do maths, business and Arabic.
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Art is a lot of work
Taking FM makes normal maths seem easy so together they’re more like 1 1/2 a levels
I’d do 4 without the Art. I did 4 and loved it plus it means you still have room to drop one if you don’t like it
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Hi! I want to do 5 a levels:
Further mathematics
Business
Economics
Arabic
Art

Is it risky ? Also which of the following subjects would u not recommend?
Well you currently have 6 A-levels because if you do further maths you are going to need to take regular maths, you wont be able to jump that far ahead in one go even if you are Einstein.

Also there is no point, you are making life harder for no meaningful gain. I recommend 4 then re-consider at the end of year 12 if you want to finish 3/4 A-levels
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Why would you bother even taking 4 A-levels, let alone 5, when universities make offers on 3?

You're setting yourself up with a lot of unnecessary work. It's better to have 3 stellar A-levels than 4-5 mediocre ones.
Yep, I agree thankyou x
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Just do maths, business and Arabic.
Further maths or normal mathematics?
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Too too risky your mental health will collapse on the first week 😞
Don’t do it. Further maths also cannot be taken without maths a level just so you know
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Too too risky your mental health will collapse on the first week 😞
Don’t do it. Further maths also cannot be taken without maths a level just so you know
That's great! I don't wanna do too much work but I wanted to push myself x
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The first question you should ask (IMO) is what do you want to do after A-levels?
Is it uni, and if so, what sort of field do you want to be applying for:
STEM/Business/Law/Humanities/Arts...
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Further maths or normal mathematics?
As mentioned above you can't do further maths on its own so that's not an option.
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The first question you should ask (IMO) is what do you want to do after A-levels?
Is it uni, and if so, what sort of field do you want to be applying for:
STEM/Business/Law/Humanities/Art
I want to do business and economics and then maybe do a PhD
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Hi! I want to do 5 a levels:
Further mathematics
Business
Economics
Arabic
Art

Is it risky ? Also which of the following subjects would u not recommend?
5 is fun for the first year, but trying to cope with all those exams in your second, wouldn't be the best idea. Plus as others have mentioned you'll need to take normal maths as well as further.
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Hi! I want to do 5 a levels:
Further mathematics
Business
Economics
Arabic
Art

Is it risky ? Also which of the following subjects would u not recommend?
unfortunately, yes. doing 5 simply won't be a help to you, as most unis will only be interested in max 4 and even then it's gonna be hard for you to get top grades in each one.

a levels aren't like gcse's - they're a lot more work and it's tricky to do well. art takes up a LOT of your time (i had countless friends that i just didnt see all year because they were in art). i'd just choose either business or economics, not both. :yep: but then again, art doesn't really go with the others....so maybe drop art.
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Yes that's true. I think I might drop art
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I want to do business and economics and then maybe do a PhD
Well if you haven’t started A-levels a PhD is quite far out.

But basically economics perhaps management at undergrad.

Id say economics, maths, further maths & chose whatever your next strongest subject is for your 4th. And leave it there.
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That's great! I don't wanna do too much work but I wanted to push myself x
Trust me, A levels will push yourself
Just make sure it’s in the right direction x
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Trust me, A levels will push yourself
Just make sure it’s in the right direction x
Noted 😂
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