My daughter is thinking about doing a degree in Textiles, her choice of a'levels are Art and Design (Textiles) Drama and English Lit. She needs to put a 4th choice, but does not want to choose an 'academic' subject so at present is thinking about Performance Studies - can anyone advise?? Many thanks
Most schools are constrained - they are limited by the number of teachers, number of classrooms, number of hours in the day. They find that the best way to organise the timetable is to organise subjects into Blocks so that certain favourite combinations do not clash eg a scientist will have Physics in Block A, Biology in Block B, Chemistry in Block C and Maths in Block D. So the question is not an open 'what fourth subject to do' but a more limited 'what are the subjects offered in our school's fourth Block'.
FWIW, DS knew which three main subjects he wanted to do but his fourth subject was pretty much chosen because it was the least-worst from the available Block ... but has turned out to be his best exam results so far! Go figure.
Thanks for your comments She'll be going to one of two local 6 Form Colleges and the taster days will help her make her 4th choice - I don't know about the timetable and the specific timetable - I presume she'll find all that out on the taster day too - thanks again