My college has asked me to continue with all five of my a-levels (English literature, English language, Philosophy, Maths and Critical thinking) as well as an EPQ. My original plan was to drop maths and carry on the others in A2 but I am really struggling to make this decision.
Despite getting an A in maths at AS I really hate the subject and have no confidence that I could come out with an A at the end of the year. Also, carrying on with maths leaves me with even less time and so could really affect my other a level grades. However, this is not the biggest reason why I am struggling to make this decision. I am one of the most stressed out people you will ever find on this planet and I feel as though this amount of work would literally cause me to have a nervous break down.
With that said, taking all of my subjects gives me a better chance of getting into Cambridge. Also I’m a really firm believer in hard work, challenging yourself and stretching your mental capacity. I know I have so so so so much potential and I can’t keep letting my problems rule my life and put me into a box.
I guess what I keep coming back to is that there is nothing - no qualification, no university, no amount of academic success - that is more important than your mental health.
Your advice would be really helpful.