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    I currently hold an offer at Goldsmiths for English and History but also hold an offer at QMUL for Comparative Lit. I want to study history at Goldsmiths and wanted to know if it would be difficult for me if I haven't done History A level.
    Because QMUL wouldn't allow me to do a joint honours with History because of this.
    Can any current student tell me how difficult it is and how the support is at goldsmiths and how lenient they are at their grade requirements

    Thanks in advance

    Hello! I'm currently in my final year doing English and History at Goldsmiths, and there's no reason you wouldn't be able to handle the work! They have particular courses in first year that are aimed at giving you a broad overview of Historical approaches and theories anyway, so you get taught the basics (though it helps to have an interest!). Also, loads of people choose to do humanities degrees in university without having studied those subjects for A Level - most sixth forms and schools don't offer Anthropology A levels for example. They provide you with lots of reading that will really enlighten the course for you, and if you're ever struggling there are lots of support networks for you here, from your personal tutors, to PALs (peer assisted learners), to your fellow students.

    In terms of grade requirements, I know that they ask for ABB, but I've heard stories of them letting people in on BBB, though I can't say for sure whether that's the case! Either way, throw yourself into revision and coursework and aim for the ABB just to be safe.

    I've really enjoyed my time here at Goldsmiths and the English and History degree is great, because you have a lot of say over what you study so the degree becomes really personal! Ignore QMUL, you could definitely do a joint honours degree without having an A Level in History, but be prepared to apply yourself
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