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    Further Maths
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    Science plus another AS
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    Psychology
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    Biology
    10
    50.00%
    Something else?
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    15.00%

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    Im doing Maths and Ancient History ans was going to do Critical Thinking but after looking in to it im not going to bother as it seems its not much use especially as im only doing 3. I will be sitting AS in Jan so only have 5 months to learn all the content. So here are the choices...

    Further Maths (If I was doing 4 I would do this but dont know if it will make me look like a one trick pony?)
    Science AS plus another AS? OCR do this which sounds good as its not limiiting to one subject but dont know how highly its regarded? I would do another AS too if I did this.
    Psychology I think would be interesting but again not sure how highly its regarded?
    Biology I enjoy and seems like a good choice but will I be able to do well/learn it all by Jan?
    Something else? Any ideas? It can have practical exams but no coursework as im a private candidate

    No I dont have a clue what Im going to do at uni yet! Otherwise I would go for something relating to it.
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    Why don't you want to do 4 subjects?
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    Yes AS science its OCR but is only AS not full Alevel

    Because im studying myself not at college, working 30 hours a week while studying and doing the full a levels in one year (AS in Jan, A2s in June) itl be too much!
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    Well, whatever course you choose won't be highly regarded if you choose it for that reason and fail it. Also, Psychology is interesting and not overly taxing.
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    Why not take 4ASs and then do 3A2s?

    If you start 4 in September then you can decide after a few weeks in whether or not you really think you can do the subject, you may be surprised how large/small the gap is in some subjects for AS (however watch out for the A2 gap).
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    (Original post by Cmkai12)
    Yes AS science its OCR but is only AS not full Alevel

    Because im studying myself not at college, working 30 hours a week while studying and doing the full a levels in one year (AS in Jan, A2s in June) itl be too much!
    Huh? You do realise that not all subjects have a January exam avaliable..
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    (Original post by Cmkai12)
    Yes AS science its OCR but is only AS not full Alevel

    Because im studying myself not at college, working 30 hours a week while studying and doing the full a levels in one year (AS in Jan, A2s in June) itl be too much!
    What modules would you pick if you do further maths?
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    What are you interested in? Do that.

    FMaths won't make you look like a one-trick pony, and even if it does, it doesn't matter. People overplay the usefulness of well-roundedness; it's really not that useful, at least not when applying to uni.
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    If I did further maths I would do C1, C2 (obviously lol) FP1 and all 3 of the applieds - m1, d1 and s1.

    And thanks for the luck lol iv got faith in myself think im gunna do well. If I could go back to college to do them I would but I cant afford to - either the fees or not earning.

    Im interested in maths and biology but dont know if i can learn all the biology content by january? dont want to do bad in it by rushing the content? Anyone know ifs theres lots to learn/remember?

    All these subjects do have january exams.. i have checked that!
    http://www.modernisationonline.org.u...le/search.aspx
    tells me all the exams in each session
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    Biology or Psychology.
    Both great A levels
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    (Original post by Cmkai12)
    Im doing Maths and Ancient History ans was going to do Critical Thinking but after looking in to it im not going to bother as it seems its not much use especially as im only doing 3. I will be sitting AS in Jan so only have 5 months to learn all the content. So here are the choices...

    Further Maths (If I was doing 4 I would do this but dont know if it will make me look like a one trick pony?)
    Science AS plus another AS? OCR do this which sounds good as its not limiiting to one subject but dont know how highly its regarded? I would do another AS too if I did this.
    Psychology I think would be interesting but again not sure how highly its regarded?
    Biology I enjoy and seems like a good choice but will I be able to do well/learn it all by Jan?
    Something else? Any ideas? It can have practical exams but no coursework as im a private candidate

    No I dont have a clue what Im going to do at uni yet! Otherwise I would go for something relating to it.
    No one here can tell you... in case you make a big mistake! Further maths will give you more chance with Maths degrees, but that's all you can do with it.... ask your parents? Careers adviser? Look up potential jobs/ careers with A Level combos?
 
 
 
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