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    Hey all,

    This is my situation. After GCSE's I went to college and did a BTEC Diploma in IT Practitioners and got DDD (360 UCAS points). However, after a change of heart I've decided to pursue a lifelong interest in History at University instead of IT. I've applied this year to do History at University of Leicester this year, but of course I don't have an A Level in History so it's doubtful I will get in.

    In September I'm looking to do History at A Level, but I'm not guaranteed a place at my college unless I do at least 3 A Levels so I'm thinking about choosing History, Philosophy and Law. Is this a wise choice? I'm not too sure on the difficulty/workload of Philosophy and Law, so obviously I don't want it to affect my grade in History (which is the main one). Please bear in mind I don't want to do Philosophy or Law at University.

    Also one other question - are UCAS points take from just your top three grades (in this case my three Distinctions in my BTEC, unless I get 3 A* at A Level), or do they just accumulate?

    PS: I'm looking at the top 20 or 30 Uni's, not really top 10.
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    They seem like good choices, one idea might be to swap either Law or Philosophy with Eng lit as History and Eng lit make a really nice combination

    AFAIK universities use all of your points which you get, although unis may specify that they want 360 points from 3 A levels or something along those lines
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    Law is considered 'a soft subject' really, depends what university you were aiming for though. I would hazard a guess that combination would be fine for most universities, doubtful for the top ones though

    Government&Politics goes nicely with history.
 
 
 
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