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    (Original post by Bubblyminty)
    Thank you so much for that suggestion. I am taking Advanced Higher Art (equiv. to A Level) and I just do not know how to put down on paper the skills that i have gained from writing arts essays and my practical work. Thank you so much again!

    Maybe Art is not as useless as I thought .
    No not at all! I took arty farty A levels really - philosophy & ethics, classical civilisation and english literature/language. I got all my offers - UCL, Nottingha, Southampton (where I am now), York and Warwick. If there's a useful transferable skill from a subject it nine times out of ten will be relevant. If there isn't a transferable skill (which I doubt tbh) then you can talk about why you chose that subject. Unis do like well-rounded students anyway and an appreciation of art demonstrates this. As long as you can justify why you chose this subject, even if it's simply because you enjoy it and you can talk about why you enjoy it, that's usually enough for the unis. I wouldn't say art is a particularly bad subject to take anyway, my sister is doing GCSE art and needs 97% to get an A*. It's a very difficult one to do well in due to its subjective nature and unis know this.

    If you wanted some recommendations of other relevant philosophical texts I would suggest anything by John Stuart Mill/Jeremy Bentham on Utilitarianism. Kant has some relevant stuff too on his deontological theory of law. You will most likely study these at uni as approaches to law - why is law made, why do we give certain people the power to create laws, who creates law etc. It's called jurisprudence (or you will have a module called legal systems and reasoning, something along those lines). I am personally a fan of Utilitarianism; the greatest good for the greatest number theory. You don't need to read heaps of stuff purely for the PS though, just an acknowledgement of the concepts is probably enough.
 
 
 
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