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Do universities take the fourth AS Level into consideration?

Does not having a fourth AS level affect your chances when applying for top universities? I am really struggling with the A level I intend to drop next year, by dropping it now would I be affecting my ability to be considered for an AAA course, or do universities, that do not rely on tariff points, not look at AS levels?
Answered by Alison Patterson
Here is a link to the Russell Group's "Informed Choices" which should help.
russellgroup.org/InformedChoices-latest.pdf

Our advice is to speak to Head of Sixth/Subject teachers – it is best not to drop a “facilitating subject” unless you are really struggling with it and it is not relevant to your course choice.

Bear in mind that you are in competition for the places at the "top" universities and whatever universities might say about entry requirements, many admitted students actually exceed the requirements.

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