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    Looking through the threads it occurs to me that people seem to prize a science/arts mix in their as choices? Is this necessary for good uni applications or is it better to specialise if you don't intend to take a science orientated career? I'm not planning to do any sciences (history, french, englang, politics, philosophy distance learning) would this affect my chances of getting into a good uni?
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    If you are doing 4 AS levels for example, and 3 of them are humanities, then one science AS looks nice on your uni application because of an "allround" ability. The same applies viceversa too. But that doesn't mean you have to, do it if you think you can get a good grade, but don't do it for the sake of it. I did 4 humanities ASs, and it didn't harm my application per se.
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    i'm doing chemistry, latin, german and biology. i find this useful because i have so many subjects open to me, and i can be indecisive. if there is a particular science you enjoy, and think you can get a high grade in, then by all means go for it. if however, you're one of those people that would rather have your right arm cut off then go through another 1 or 2 years of science, then that's fine too! if these are the subjects you enjoy, then take them! i know loads of people who aren't doing any sciences, and a few who are doing no arts/humanities subjects either.
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    I prize mine only because it left doors open to me to change my mind : I did Maths Physics History and Economics dropped Physics after first year due to rubbish teacher and am studying law at Nottingham in 3 weeks time. The Lesson is leave options open for yourself if unsure about career, you rarely need four of the same kind of subjects. Also, variety is the spice of life and makes learning more interesting.
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    Apparently, in the old days you couldn't mix it was either science or arts for A-Level.
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    Hmm... What would you classify Religious Studies as?
    Also, what about Economics?
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    (Original post by Frosty Phantom)
    Hmm... What would you classify Religious Studies as?
    Also, what about Economics?
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    Economics is a Social Science... Religious Studies is an Art.
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    (Original post by Pixelated)
    Economics is a Social Science... Religious Studies is an Art.
    Cool, whoops, meant to ask about English Lit too... is that an Art?
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    I'm doing 3 arts and a social science, but that's because I hate maths and the sciences and they're not my strong point either. I'm applying for languages, so I don't see why not doing any sciences would harm my application when arts and social sciences are more relevant.
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    (Original post by Frosty Phantom)
    Cool, whoops, meant to ask about English Lit too... is that an Art?
    Yes.
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    (Original post by Pixelated)
    Economics is a Social Science... Religious Studies is an Art.
    agreed.
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    (Original post by kellywood_5)
    Yes.
    Does Law requirements want any science subjects?
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    (Original post by Frosty Phantom)
    Does Law requirements want any science subjects?
    I don't think you need any specific subjects for law, but having at least one essay subject would help and it would also be good if your subjects were quite respected.
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    No! During enrolment today, a girl wanted to study AS Physics, and when asked by the teacher what her career plans were, she replied, "Law". Boy oh boy, she suffered a total grilling from the teacher! My advice would be to stick to Artsy subjects like History, English, Politics et al...
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    (Original post by Pixelated)
    No! During enrolment today, a girl wanted to study AS Physics, and when asked by the teacher what her career plans were, she replied, "Law". Boy oh boy, she suffered a total grilling from the teacher! My advice would be to stick to Artsy subjects like History, English, Politics et al...
    Cool, thanks
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    (Original post by Frosty Phantom)
    Cool, whoops, meant to ask about English Lit too... is that an Art?
    Use your brain, it's not exactly a science is it?
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    To be honest I don't think it matters; just do what you enjoy. It's going to be more beneficial to you to study something that you enjoy and are interested in, rather than taking a science subject to show a university that your are good at arts and sciences. Just do what you enjoy and do it well
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    (Original post by The Ace is Back)
    Use your brain, it's not exactly a science is it?
    I thought there could have been another category- not just Art/Science.
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    You can get into law if you do straight sciences.
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    (Original post by darkenergy)
    You can get into law if you do straight sciences.
    :eek: cool
 
 
 

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