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    Hello, i'm in year 12 and i have just really started thinking about uni, i really want to go but i don't think i have chosen good enough subjects. i have taken:-

    Applied Science
    ICT
    Resistant materials
    Film studies

    I am pretty worried because they are a range of completely different subjects. i think i will get good marks in the (aiming for A's). i want to do a Product Design course at uni like this one

    http://onlineservices.bournemouth.ac...n&start=201109

    I have two of the preferd subjects on there D&T and ICT but none others.

    It will be great if you can help, tell me if the subjects are okay or show me a course that would be right for my subjects i have chosen.

    Thanks
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    Don't take film studies. It's a "soft" A level, what about physics or maths?

    Or geography or geology?
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    Well, you would benefit more if you choose subjects related to the course you want to do. Have you considered these subjects:

    Graphics
    Computing
    Maths
    Art

    These kind of subjects link with what you want to do.
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    Read the OP.
    He's already in year 12 and has already taken those subjects.
    I can't really help sorry, but it couldn't hurt to maybe contact the uni/s you want to go to and ask if your a levels are suitable!
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    They're all kinda soft aren't they?

    Maybe a hardcore Maths/Biology/Chemistry type subject to boost your credentials?
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    (Original post by Smiles_m)
    Don't take film studies. It's a "soft" A level, what about physics or maths?

    Or geography or geology?
    Ehm... arn't ICT, Applied Science, Resistant Materials just as soft?
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    i might sound stupid but what is resistant materials lol
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    Its a pretty random selection of extremely soft subjects there mate, better get AAAA at AS
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    (Original post by Smiles_m)
    Don't take film studies. It's a "soft" A level, what about physics or maths?

    Or geography or geology?
    As opposed to geology?

    And anyway, whether a subject is soft or not, it's no reason not to take it.
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    So what if he has 'soft' A-levels? It's not like he's applying for a really competitive course at university.
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    From the looks of their preferred subjects box, they do want you to have a firm scientific and mathematical background. How about taking AS maths, or even AS+A2 maths (should be possible as you'd be in the class with the year 12 further maths students who do the whole maths a-level in one year).

    Have a good browse around courses - it's great that you've started to plan already - and email some unis to ask for suggestions?
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    (Original post by kevin_123)
    Ehm... arn't ICT, Applied Science, Resistant Materials just as soft?
    Haha yeah I suppose. But media is notorious haha.

    But I know people doing resistant materials and it does take a lot of technical skill, I am in awe of anyone who can make things. I would end up in A&E.
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    (Original post by Skadoosh)
    As opposed to geology?

    And anyway, whether a subject is soft or not, it's no reason not to take it.
    Yes it is!
    What if OP decides to apply to a prestigous university or a very competetive course, some of them I think LSE etc. don't even accept some subjects.

    In general if you take at least two "soft" subjects you've cut off your options, (unless it's art for a history of art course and even cambridge say that design and technology is good for architecture).

    It devalues your application.
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    (Original post by Norledge)
    Hello, i'm in year 12 and i have just really started thinking about uni, i really want to go but i don't think i have chosen good enough subjects. i have taken:-

    Applied Science
    ICT
    Resistant materials
    Film studies

    I am pretty worried because they are a range of completely different subjects. i think i will get good marks in the (aiming for A's). i want to do a Product Design course at uni like this one

    http://onlineservices.bournemouth.ac...n&start=201109

    I have two of the preferd subjects on there D&T and ICT but none others.

    It will be great if you can help, tell me if the subjects are okay or show me a course that would be right for my subjects i have chosen.

    Thanks
    Sorry to sound harsh but I personally don't think you've picked very strong subjects and this will become apparent when you start looking at university courses.

    Try searching on UCAS and find out what courses you can do with the subjects you have chosen.
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    I feel for you.... grieve.....
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    They are pretty "soft" subjects, does anyone think i can get into a media or it course at uni instead of design?
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    I think for the universities and courses you have mentioned, you'll be fine. If you were applying to a competitive course at a top 10 uni (particularly LSE/Cambridge who only accept those doing at least two traditional subjects), yes your subject combination would be an issue, but it doesn't sound as if you are, so no need to worry, just focus on getting the best grades possible
 
 
 
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