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    (Original post by jeamaehus)
    I'm looking to apply to Cardiff University to study law this autumn, reading into their entry requirements (AAA-AAB) it says they require 2 traditional subjects?

    What is classed as a traditional subject?

    I'm studying law, French and psychology.

    Many thanks,
    Jess
    French and Psychology will probably be classed as "traditional".
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    (Original post by TheLordSamuel)
    Maths, sciences, geography, history, english lit, and languages are all recognised as being traditional A level subjects. Ones such as religious studies, sociology, ICT subjects, business and suchlike are not. French is definitely a traditional subject, but I'm not sure if psychology is. I'm sure you can check on uni websites as to exactly what they mean by 'traditional subjects' though!
    How is religious studies not a traditional subject? It is one of the oldest and most respected subjects in the university curriculum...
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    (Original post by Rainingshame)
    French and Psychology will probably be classed as "traditional".
    French is certainly traditional but I doubt Psychology is. Trinity for example list it under 'list B' which is of less suitability.

    Source: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=604
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    (Original post by Muppet Science)
    French is certainly traditional but I doubt Psychology is. Trinity for example list it under 'list B' which is of less suitability.

    Source: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=604
    It's Cardiff. Trinity are rather extreme, even for Cambridge.
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    Yup this is one of the eccentricities of our A-level system, where studying law A-level could actually hinder your chances of getting a place!

    I would say that Psychology is the true goose egg though, if you replaced that with English Lit or History you are getting towards the prototypical law combination.
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    Law is fine as long as you're doing a law degree- certain 'blacklist' subjects are fine as long as they're relevant to the degree. I would email/call up the uni you're interested in to double check! or have a look at the entry requirements on their site.

    Also subjects Trinity dislike might not even apply to your uni...
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    (Original post by Burty123)
    I tried to put in the message that this was the blacklist but I couldnt for some reason :/ So I posted it in my next message yet still get negged :/ Oh well, thats the price for trying to help...
    Sorry, all of us here didnt know you were intending to say them subjects are blacklisted - our apologies.
    I tried giving you positive rep, but it wont let me because i've been giving out too much today - i will do it tomorrow.

    I immediately recognised the list when i saw it, is it from the cambridge website?
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    (Original post by Infinity_4652)
    Sorry, all of us here didnt know you were intending to say them subjects are blacklisted - our apologies.
    I tried giving you positive rep, but it wont let me because i've been giving out too much today - i will do it tomorrow.

    I immediately recognised the list when i saw it, is it from the cambridge website?
    Yeah mate I understand why, it did look like I was a troll This was posted on TSR as Cambridges 2008 blacklist and I saw it on a site too so think it's fairly true


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    (Original post by Rainingshame)
    It's Cardiff. Trinity are rather extreme, even for Cambridge.
    Still a good indicator of what constitutes a traditional subject, even if Cardiff are more likely to be lenient than Trinity.
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    (Original post by Burty123)
    Yeah mate I understand why, it did look like I was a troll This was posted on TSR as Cambridges 2008 blacklist and I saw it on a site too so think it's fairly true
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    Do we have an updated blacklist? Or does it remain the same every year?
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    Listen

    You'll be fine with Law and Psychology. Cardiff are willing to accept you even if you have 1 traditional subject.

    I received a conditional offer of ABB for Law and my A-levels consisted of Law, History and Psychology.
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    (Original post by Infinity_4652)
    Do we have an updated blacklist? Or does it remain the same every year?
    This is all I can find in terms of subjects :/
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Respected_A_Levels


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    (Original post by Burty123)
    This is all I can find in terms of subjects :/
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Respected_A_Levels


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    Out of interest, what subjects have you chosen?
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    You'll absolutely be fine with psychology and french as your traditional subjects! My friend took psychology, media and english language and got in fine and he needed 2 traditional subjects.
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    (Original post by weevilface)
    Religious Studies is considered traditional and definitely not soft! It requires analytical skills, critical thinking, logic and good essay writing skills.
    Ahaahhahahha, great joke pal
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    (Original post by TheLordSamuel)
    Maths, sciences, geography, history, english lit, and languages are all recognised as being traditional A level subjects. Ones such as religious studies, sociology, ICT subjects, business and suchlike are not. French is definitely a traditional subject, but I'm not sure if psychology is. I'm sure you can check on uni websites as to exactly what they mean by 'traditional subjects' though!
    RS is definitely traditional. But yes, websites have the list of subjects - e.g., Oxbridge probably do.
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    (Original post by TheLordSamuel)
    Ahaahhahahha, great joke pal
    Not a joke, buddy. :unimpressed:
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    Your Alevel choices sound completely fine! Don't worry
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    Probably they had in mind something like the rg facilitating subjects as per the informed choices leaflet...
    But I'd ring the actual uni and speak to someone in the dept rather than taking anyone's word on a forum that 'all good law departments hate the law A level' tho'

    although it's a pretty poor time of year to be ringing up unis right now as they're all rammed with clearing.
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    Probably they had in mind something like the rg facilitating subjects as per the informed choices leaflet...
    But I'd ring the actual uni and speak to someone in the dept rather than taking anyone's word on a forum that 'all good law departments hate the law A level' tho'

    although it's a pretty poor time of year to be ringing up unis right now as they're all rammed with clearing.
    I was also looking at Cardiff for law, I am currently studying Sociology, psychology and religious studies and having being concerned with the "traditional" part of the offer I emailed the admission team and they confirmed that all three will be accepted.
 
 
 
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