Sanketh.H
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Hey,
I just started year 12 and have taken History, Politics, Maths and Econ. I think I really underestimated the amount of time this would take, and more then anything I feel that I'm missing out on frees that could be used socialising of course, but could also go towards societies, clubs and supra-curricular, which would look better. I've already had to give up multiple things as the work load is already quite a bit, and I often have a lesson in the time I would do this.

It is still possible to do the same at the moment, but I obv know that its just gonna get harder and harder and I'm going to have less and less time.

I wish to get into (ideally) Oxbridge, but I'm obviously content with some of the other better Russell group universities to study law. I was wondering whether it would be more beneficial to drop a subject (probably politics) and make time for other things, or try to push through as most people I know at the better universities have done 4 a-levels.

Thanks.
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(Original post by Sanketh.H)
Hey,
I just started year 12 and have taken History, Politics, Maths and Econ. I think I really underestimated the amount of time this would take, and more then anything I feel that I'm missing out on frees that could be used socialising of course, but could also go towards societies, clubs and supra-curricular, which would look better. I've already had to give up multiple things as the work load is already quite a bit, and I often have a lesson in the time I would do this.

It is still possible to do the same at the moment, but I obv know that its just gonna get harder and harder and I'm going to have less and less time.

I wish to get into (ideally) Oxbridge, but I'm obviously content with some of the other better Russell group universities to study law. I was wondering whether it would be more beneficial to drop a subject (probably politics) and make time for other things, or try to push through as most people I know at the better universities have done 4 a-levels.

Thanks.
You only need 3 A levels. Now they are linear many schools only allow three anyway.
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As above, there is actually no point in doing 4 A levels. Unis only want 3, and you dont get any extra credit for taking more. Most Unis just assess your top 3 grades and ignore anything else. So taking 4 A levels will not mean you are more likely to get an offer - from any University. If it did they wold tell you this on their website.

As you have discovered its hard work doing 4 - and regardless of your social life, the amount of work will impact on all of your grades.
Remember AAA will lawys look better than ABBB.
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