Higher no. of a levels subject taken = higher chances in getting top uni?

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any comments?

of coz the subject chosen must b some wat relevent to each other...like physics with maths, f maths, but not with bio.....
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To be honest, I don't think it makes much difference. Even Oxbridge and other top unis only ask for 3 A-levels, or 3 A-levels and 1 AS at most. You'd think that the more you have, the better, but you still get a lot of students getting in to top unis with only 3 A-levels because they also look at extra-curricular activities, personal statement, interview performance if you have one and things like that. If you want to do more subjects because you enjoy them and you want a challenge, then it can't hurt, but I don't think it's worth it if the only reason is to get into a good uni. You'll probably have just as good a chance with 3, as long as you get AAA.
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nope..im predicted 6 As in my A2 (maths, phys, hist, eng lit, span, french) and i was rejected b y UCL without interview. My best friend is predicted AAB (maths,chem,bio) and got in
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If you do less A Levels, they know that you're more likely to achieve a higher/target grade (generally speaking) because you have more time to devote to each subject, and aren't spread thin over twice the amount of subjects.
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I don't think the more subjects you do, the higher chances you get into a top uni. It just depends what you grades you get in the subjects.
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re: orig post,

your views are true, but the point must be made that you do need at least 3 subjects - someone with only a single A-level would find it extremely hard, if not impossible to get into a top uni,

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really?ok...

wat about applying for a scholarship? will i get a better chance? :aetsch:
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IMHO they'd probably choose someone who was predicted 6 A'S rather than 3 if they were stuck.......but personally I wouldn't want all that extra work in the first place lol.
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Some silly places get really cranky with you for more than 3 A Levels - one of my unis wants AAAB (A2) - I was told by somebody at this Uni that they want me to do well in everything I take regardless of how many subjects I take; he said that they'd probably have offered me AAA if I had only take three. Alas! (whether or not to believe him is another case)
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Not at all! I do 3 A levels plus general studies, and I got into Cambridge this year. Remember, it's not quantity, it's quality!!!
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Higher no. of A-level subjects= Higher no. of pressure=Lower no. of good grades= lower possibility of admission in good uni's. 3 or max. 4 is wise.
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(Original post by Baddest Student)
Higher no. of A-level subjects= Higher no. of pressure=Lower no. of good grades= lower possibility of admission in good uni's. 3 or max. 4 is wise.
don't depress me, im taking 6 :rolleyes: :flute:
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