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    Sorry to keep harking on about this, some of you must be getting fed up, but I'm genuinely going spare at the minute ¬¬

    To those of you who don't know, I achieved A*BC this year in English, geography and economics. And will be resitting the latter two.

    I'm only applying to one university this year, the UoB.

    I'll be applying to English Lit.

    BUT - I'm also massively interested in studying Drama and English as Joint honours. I've written an effective statement for the joint honours course, and another for english as a single subject - I'm just stressing over which to finally use.

    I'm worried that if I use the joint honours route I run the risk of not receiving an offer for english because I'll look like I'm too interested in other areas and am still unlikely to receive an offer for joint honours - which I believe is much more competitive. But If I use my straight English PS - I won't even get a look in concerning the joint honours.

    My questions are pretty much:

    What would you do?!
    What are my realistic chances of an offer to study joint honours?
    -english on it's own?

    I've got an A* at gcse in drama, but nothing since, although I've worked at the fringe festival and acted in many productions in the last two years.

    Should I just forget drama, apply for english and then take it up as extra curricular, or even see about switching courses once my place is assured?

    Sorry to ramble, thanks to anyone who manages to digest all of that :P:

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    (Original post by Trefusis1234445)
    Sorry to keep harking on about this, some of you must be getting fed up, but I'm genuinely going spare at the minute ¬¬

    To those of you who don't know, I achieved A*BC this year in English, geography and economics. And will be resitting the latter two.

    I'm only applying to one university this year, the UoB.

    I'll be applying to English Lit.

    BUT - I'm also massively interested in studying Drama and English as Joint honours. I've written an effective statement for the joint honours course, and another for english as a single subject - I'm just stressing over which to finally use.

    I'm worried that if I use the joint honours route I run the risk of not receiving an offer for english because I'll look like I'm too interested in other areas and am still unlikely to receive an offer for joint honours - which I believe is much more competitive. But If I use my straight English PS - I won't even get a look in concerning the joint honours.

    My questions are pretty much:

    What would you do?!
    What are my realistic chances of an offer to study joint honours?
    -english on it's own?

    I've got an A* at gcse in drama, but nothing since, although I've worked at the fringe festival and acted in many productions in the last two years.

    Should I just forget drama, apply for english and then take it up as extra curricular, or even see about switching courses once my place is assured?

    Sorry to ramble, thanks to anyone who manages to digest all of that :P:

    Trefusis.
    Sorry, why are you only applying to UoB? :indiff:
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    Do your personal statement for English then put all your drama stuff down as kind of extracurricular? So it'll look like it's just other interests for English but it'll be stuff about drama for joint honours.
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    i dont know what yer realistic chances of studying a joint honours is.

    the best thing ye can do is to phone the university. it aw depends on how flexible their degree programmes r.
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    Trefusis, you'll be fine! Really, just send it off. It'll turn out great.
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    Joint PS, with more of an emphasis on English.

    Doesn't English Literature include study of plays etc? Link it in somehow.
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    You need to look at entry requirements - will you be accepted for Drama without doing it for A Level, and do you have enough experience? That may decide for you and then you have no problem.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    You need to look at entry requirements - will you be accepted for Drama without doing it for A Level, and do you have enough experience? That may decide for you and then you have no problem.
    They've said they don't expect applicants to have the A level, thank God, and I have plenty of experience with some pretty big performances under my belt and experience of production at the fringe festive.
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    (Original post by Kaskade)
    Sorry, why are you only applying to UoB? :indiff:
    that's not really relevant- but I want to stay in Birmingham for personal reasons and frankly don't want to go to the BCU :p:

    Besides, the UoB has a good access course which I've already been accepted onto.
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    They'll probably never know. The drama department and the English department probably have different administration. Just submit both.
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    (Original post by JDI)
    They'll probably never know. The drama department and the English department probably have different administration. Just submit both.
    I'll be applying to both, but you cant submit two Personal Statements. If only you could!
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    I agree with the whole extra curricular side thing.

    Have an introduction, a paragraph for English, a paragraph for drama (which the english department might thing is big because it's your main extra curricular passion, but drama will take as the same as english. This works, because you didn't take drama to A-level so it's the extra-curricular which is your big selling point anyway!) Then another paragraph on other stuff+conclusion.

    That's what I'd do anyway. If you work it right you can make it good for both courses. Ask for help writing it on the PS forums here as well, since yours (different courses) is a specific problem.
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    (Original post by JDI)
    They'll probably never know. The drama department and the English department probably have different administration. Just submit both.
    They can see the courses you've chosen at that uni whether they have the same admin staff or not
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    (Original post by Trefusis1234445)
    Sorry to keep harking on about this, some of you must be getting fed up, but I'm genuinely going spare at the minute ¬¬

    To those of you who don't know, I achieved A*BC this year in English, geography and economics. And will be resitting the latter two.

    I'm only applying to one university this year, the UoB.

    I'll be applying to English Lit.

    BUT - I'm also massively interested in studying Drama and English as Joint honours. I've written an effective statement for the joint honours course, and another for english as a single subject - I'm just stressing over which to finally use.

    I'm worried that if I use the joint honours route I run the risk of not receiving an offer for english because I'll look like I'm too interested in other areas and am still unlikely to receive an offer for joint honours - which I believe is much more competitive. But If I use my straight English PS - I won't even get a look in concerning the joint honours.

    My questions are pretty much:

    What would you do?!
    What are my realistic chances of an offer to study joint honours?
    -english on it's own?

    I've got an A* at gcse in drama, but nothing since, although I've worked at the fringe festival and acted in many productions in the last two years.

    Should I just forget drama, apply for english and then take it up as extra curricular, or even see about switching courses once my place is assured?

    Sorry to ramble, thanks to anyone who manages to digest all of that

    Trefusis.
    You need to decide which course you really want to do. If you most want to do the joint honours, then forget about applying for English (which is likely to be the more competitive of the two) and just put in the PS for that. If you decide you do want to go for English, make sure that the drama is reflected in the PS (but doesn't overwhelm it) so that you can add in the joint honours course as an alternative. As Juno says, the uni will see that you have applied for both courses, but a PS that is mostly about English is likely to be less of a problem for the joint honours course, than a joint honours PS would be in competing for an offer for English.
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    (Original post by Trefusis1234445)
    that's not really relevant- but I want to stay in Birmingham for personal reasons and frankly don't want to go to the BCU :p:

    Besides, the UoB has a good access course which I've already been accepted onto.
    Ah I see, fair enough Was just wondering, seemed a bit weird but i'm sure you have legit reasoning :yes:
 
 
 
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