Sixth Form Options - 4 A Levels including Art?Watch
I've just submitted an application for 1 of 3 schools I'm applying to but I'm now considering taking Physics, as well as Art, Maths and Geography. I would like to do Architecture at uni, and my GCSE target grades are 7 for Maths, Physics and Geography, and 8 for Art.
Realistically, would I be able to keep up? I'm aware that art will take up lots of my time and frees anyway so I'm not sure if it would be worth the stress as I'm not amazing at timekeeping at the best of times. I do have the option of taking it and dropping it if it's too much though.
in general I think I'd advise against taking 4 a levels - geography has a lot of coursework, and maths and physics are very demanding subjects in terms of content, maths in particular, and they're not easy. that's not to say any a level is 'easy' but maths and physics take a lot of constant effort to achieve well in. art is largely a coursework subject but I think it may be a bit much to manage on top of everything. but that's just my opinion - at the end of the day it's what you think you can realistically manage without having a breakdown haha
I think you would be better off taking 3 - it doesn’t make much of a difference in terms of university. I was planning to take 4, but I’m so happy I didn’t because I am overwhelmed at the minute and the thought of having a whole other A-level to worry about makes me shudder😅 it would be a lot easier for yourself to take 3. Hope this helps xx
I think if you want to do architecture most degrees require art/design or something similar along with maths/physics although I think 4 will probably be too much especially as yours include art, have you considered not doing geography or dropping one after a term of year 12?
I think I will just go with what I originally put, thanks for your replies anyway!
i did a level maths and though i found it tough at times, it's definitely manageable if you put the work in.