In principle? Certainly not. At least, not by default; although, of course, an A-Level curriculum comprised entirely of humanities would normally entail higher study along those same lines. I should advise that you look to your university/career plans for a better indication as to the suitability of certain subjects, irrespective of perceived academic merit.(Original post by isabella19)
I really want to do History and Geography A Level, but will that look bad to universities? They are my best subjects but will it look like I only have skills in the humanity 'area' if I do both of them, and say, English or Spanish?
I know I should do what I enjoy, but will it look unusual? I know plenty of people who are doing two languages, but people consider that to be ok don't they?
Lol sorry if none of that made sense.
*maybe I should skip on the English after all*
In practice? I cannot profess even a modicum of knowledge regarding the demands imposed by a Geogger's syllabus, but I do wield first-hand experience of its Historical counterpart, and can dispel any preconceptions by informing you that it may be counted among the harder, if not the hardest, of humanities available to study at A-level. It also signifies arguably the most substantial paradigm shift from GCSE (at least, insofar as we elect to concern ourselves purely with 'arts' subjects). You think you rocked GCSE History? AS/A2 is a whole different kettle of fish; in fact, I might even go so far as to assert that a genuine interest in History be among the pre-requisites for success (where, at Key Stage 4, one's 'passion' was relatively superfluous; GCSE History being, as it is, a different subject altogether).
Of course, much of the "difficulty" I cite may be attributed to my being a lazy bugger; if you think you'd enjoy the rigamarole, then by all means, go for it: History garners at least as much credence from admissions tutors as any other subject within the arts/humanities spectrum.
Especially so, for Law.
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