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I'm taking:

Maths
Geography
French
Classical Civilization

Is this a good combination of options which will get me on to an Archaeology & Geology or Archaeology & Geography degree (or just standalone Archaeology)?
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I think you should've took Geology instead of French tbf. Plus Maths is really boring at A level imo so you'd probably want to drop that for your second year
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(Original post by SatanIsAwesome)
I think you should've took Geology instead of French tbf. Plus Maths is really boring at A level imo so you'd probably want to drop that for your second year
My Sixth Form doesn't offer Geology, and I'm enjoying Maths so far, despite it being my hardest A-level. And I love French, could never drop that :P
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Some archeology degrees include a lot of Paleoecology so biology might have helped, but they seem fine for archeology
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I'm a bit confused as to why you took maths
I'd say that taking more humanities- based subjects instead might be better... maybe even changing french- even though i can sorta see why you took it as it's to do with another country.
I'm not saying to do this, but I took history, english language, sociology and philosophy&ethics, and there are crossovers in the subjects and mentions of things I've learnt in each subject which seem to crossover into the Anthropology syllabus [yes, i know, you're not considering Anth, but Archaeology is a part of it ]
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(Original post by Deceiver)
My Sixth Form doesn't offer Geology, and I'm enjoying Maths so far, despite it being my hardest A-level. And I love French, could never drop that :P
You consider maths your hardest A level? :rofl:
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I did Archaeology, geology, History and English. So long as you're competent in writing and some maths, it shouldn't matter too much. I suggest figuring out which of Arch/Geo and Arch/Geog you'd prefer, as Geo and Geog are very very different and require slightly different skills.
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I'm a bit confused as to why you took maths
I'd say that taking more humanities- based subjects instead might be better... maybe even changing french- even though i can sorta see why you took it as it's to do with another country.
I'm not saying to do this, but I took history, english language, sociology and philosophy&ethics, and there are crossovers in the subjects and mentions of things I've learnt in each subject which seem to crossover into the Anthropology syllabus [yes, i know, you're not considering Anth, but Archaeology is a part of it ]
I enjoy both Maths and French a lot (355/360 UMS in French at GCSE, A* in Maths) so it'd be stupid to drop them. Plus Cambridge admissions claims that a mix of science and arts subjects is positively welcomed, and that's what I'm trying to do as Maths is a science and Geography is often considered one too. Having a language is strongly advised for Archaeology specialising in a particular country or region and I figured Classics would be a good option because the ancient historical context is more similar to what I'd be studying as part of an Archaeology degree, rather than the History course which is all Modern History. Plus I wanted a bit of literature in there too

I was just looking for a few other opinions.
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You consider maths your hardest A level? :rofl:
Yes? Most people seem to... I have a friend who is taking both Chemistry and Biology as well as Maths and finds Maths by far the hardest after getting an A* at GCSE.
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I would have said history would be a good idea, but you are doing classical civilisation and unis are very relaxed about which you do.
Also, any archaeologists here, get on the archaeologists thread, not many people know where it is. Its in the classics subforum
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Yes? Most people seem to... I have a friend who is taking both Chemistry and Biology as well as Maths and finds Maths by far the hardest after getting an A* at GCSE.
Well I got an A* in maths GCSE and cruised an A in A level maths without an ounce of revision, I found geology harder than maths and geography on par with it (it required more varied skills than maths though).
So really, I think maths may be your easiest subject....
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Well I got an A* in maths GCSE and cruised an A in A level maths without an ounce of revision, I found geology harder than maths and geography on par with it (it required more varied skills than maths though).
So really, I think maths may be your easiest subject....
I heard the Statistics bit is easy (not that much harder than Statistics GCSE which was a walk in the park) and I'm coping with what we've done so far, but it's by no means easy. Though I guess C1 gets much easier once you start doing and getting used to the stuff from C2.
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(Original post by SatanIsAwesome)
Well I got an A* in maths GCSE and cruised an A in A level maths without an ounce of revision, I found geology harder than maths and geography on par with it (it required more varied skills than maths though).
So really, I think maths may be your easiest subject....
I think it's a matter of opinion.
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They seem fine. You might want to consider boilogy though.
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(Original post by museobsessed)
I would have said history would be a good idea, but you are doing classical civilisation and unis are very relaxed about which you do.
Also, any archaeologists here, get on the archaeologists thread, not many people know where it is. Its in the classics subforum
i'll go find it now :p:
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They are very good subjects for what you want to do.
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They are very good subjects for what you want to do.
Thanks for the feedback. I figured that Maths is pretty much useful for anything as well and will be a good back up in case I change my mind about what I want to apply for.
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Can you do history? I find that in my exam board we can choose what we study at A2 so I've been looking at Boudica so can use some historical knowledge. I take it then you cant study archaeology? I wouldn't worry I was told that you go over the stuff you do anyway because it isn't offered in that many places. I'm only looking at one course where I can do archaeology but thats because I want to go into ecology but I really love archaeology after doing this A level. But apart from that your a level choices are good. And at the minute I'm finding things crossing over in geography and archaeology...things to do with identity and tribes.
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Instead of french, do Sociology it's related to what you wanna do in future.
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Instead of french, do Sociology it's related to what you wanna do in future.
Lol no don't do that.
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