I want to take AH Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Maths. Is it as impossible as everyone makes It seem? Would you recommend it? and how did you find the workload?
It's totally up to you, and if you're keen to do them and ready for the challenge and your school will support you then alright When I'm speaking to applicants though I'd generally say that your 6th year is a great year to consolidate your Higher knowledge in relevant areas (e.g. if you'd like to do Engineering focus on AH Maths & Physics) while also developing your extra curricular skills and projects that will look great on your Personal Statement. 5th year is the year to work really hard and set yourself a solid base for starting university applications, and your 6th year should continue to support that learning but also lets you further yourself in other ways. Grades are obviously mega important but universities will also look for evidence that you have the key skills they're looking for, so 6th year is a great time to have a part time job, tutor younger years, start your own project in an area you love, join a sports team/hobby-based society etc.
Happy to chat to you about any of this if you want to pop me a PM! Whatever you decide to do good luck! You've clearly got a fab work ethic that will be a great bonus to you whatever you want to do after you leave school
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Hey, I am taking four Advanced Highers this year and its not as bad as people make it seem. I'm taking Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Spanish and I still have plenty of time for a social life and taking extra curriculars. However I would recommend that one of the subjects that you choose is easier for you (for me that's Spanish) and that you enjoy, it just makes life a lot easier. You definitely don't need 4 but if you feel like you can manage and enjoy all the subjects you choose then go for it!