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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.

    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

    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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