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    hello
    i've changed my a level choices for like the 100th time and have finally decided to do four as and one a2 subject.
    as subjects:
    - History
    - Classical Civilisation
    - French
    - Sociology

    a2 subject:
    - English Lit

    do you think these are too complex or too similar?
    thanks for your help
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    How did you end up choosing 4 AS and 1 A2? Have you already done English AS?

    And to answer the actual question, it depends. Are those subjects suitable for what you want to study at university? They'll be great for something like history, but obviously no good if you happen to want to do a science subject. Also take in to account workload. Do you really want to do 4 AS levels on top of an A2? Could you cope?
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    1 A2?
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    It depends on what you want to study in Uni.
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    I'm shocked you think any of these subjects are 'art' A-levels. Are you one of those people who believes that science subjects are the most academic?

    History, CC, English Lit, and French are typically very academic subjects. Sociology is a social science, and is very good, and interesting, if you're thinking of something involving the social sciences or humanities - which supposedly you are.

    What year are you in now? 11? If so, how are you doing an A2 subject without the AS?
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    yep, i've done english lit AS in year 11
    hopefully, i want to do a history degree and then get a pgce in primary teaching.
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    (Original post by UnderTheBridge1994)
    I'm shocked you think any of these subjects are 'art' A-levels.
    its what the colleges i'm applying to say they are
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    I don't understand. Why wouldn't you want subjects that compliment each other?

    They seem like great choices if you can manage them, and if you think you can genuinely cope with that workload. Don't underestimate A-Level complexity.

    History and Eng Lit are very strong humanities, and it's great to include a modern language to go with them... Classical civilisation and Sociology will be great for showing your interest in all areas of History, writing your personal statement come year 13 should be easy.

    good luck
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    (Original post by aliceeeeeeeeee)
    its what the colleges i'm applying to say they are
    I'd disagree

    History and CC are humanities

    Sociology, as I said, is a social science

    French, admittedly, could be labelled an art, but it's a language, and languages are academic.

    These are all very good choices for history degree level, by the way.
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    To do history at uni, thats a very strong selection.
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    I think they're fine
    I do all "arty" subjects too- French, Spanish, History, English
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    As others have said, it depends what you want to study at Uni. You want to do History so i'd say your choices are perfect.

    Even if I didn't know what you wanted to study, i'd still say they were really good choices.

    I'm an Art student, and I did Classical Civilisation at A-Level, completely unrelated you might think. But when applying for my Art and Design Foundation Diploma, in the interview they were very impressed that I did it and even my Classics teacher said before I went to the interview that because I do Classics they'll be impressed.
    I mean, i'm not totally sure why. Classical writers are referenced every now and again when we're talking about Art History and stuff like that, but other than that I really don't know. haha.

    Nah but your choices are good. Especially to do History.
    And I know why you classed them as 'Art A-Levels', to everyone saying that they don't understand why. A few of those come under Humanities, and some of the time them and the arts come under one area. "Arts and Humanities"
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    thanks for you replies everyone
    you don't think doing 5 in year 12 is too much then?
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    (Original post by aliceeeeeeeeee)
    thanks for you replies everyone
    you don't think doing 5 in year 12 is too much then?
    We once knew this kid who took seven or eight AS subjects and then five A2 subjects, he got one B and the rest As for AS, and then straight As/A*s for A2. In comparison, your work load and mine is nothing.

    Seriously though, if you were able enough to take an english lit AS in year 11, which personally I would find difficult given that you'd also be focusing on your GCSEs at the same time, which equates to at least ten subjects, then you shouldn't really have an issue here.

    I will say though that you will find your english lit A2 harder than any of your AS's, because that's just how it works.
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    (Original post by UnderTheBridge1994)
    I'd disagree

    History and CC are humanities

    Sociology, as I said, is a social science

    French, admittedly, could be labelled an art, but it's a language, and languages are academic.

    These are all very good choices for history degree level, by the way.
    You're pretty stupid... they're all arts. If it's not maths or sciences, it's an art.
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    (Original post by shahedul)
    You're pretty stupid... they're all arts. If it's not maths or sciences, it's an art.
    As somebody said, they fit the umbrella 'humanities and arts', and I don't consider history, sociology, CC, or even a language to be an art. You can disagree, but why should I care?
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    (Original post by UnderTheBridge1994)
    As somebody said, they fit the umbrella 'humanities and arts', and I don't consider history, sociology, CC, or even a language to be an art. You can disagree, but why should I care?
    But they are arts? You can't disagree, it's a fact, arts have sub topics branching out to other things such as humanities, social sciences, languages etc. but it's what Universities count them as anyways so...

    P.S I think sociology is a weak choice try and take maths or a science (chem), will make you look so mcuh better, beleive me.
 
 
 
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