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    Hello there

    I've just started year 12 and I'm doing 5 subjects. That's too much for me to handle on top of everything else I do and remain sane. It's not that I can't handle the work (at the recent parents evening my teachers said I was doing fine) but my parents have noticed a significant change in the way I am around the house. It's making me grouchy and miserable and is eating away at my soul like a dementor!

    I'm current studying
    History - Definitely Keeping
    English Literature
    Maths
    Philosophy - Definitely Keeping
    French

    Now the obvious question is "Well what do you want to do?" but that's just it - I don't know what I want to do. My Dad did Law for 25 years and hated every minute of it. He's doing everything he can to put me off it but he says if I am to do it, then I should do it in combination with French and go to the EU to make loads of money. He reckons I should drop Maths. Mum points out I need Maths if I want to do Politics, Philosophy, Economics at Oxford and I should drop French instead. I think languages are crucial but I'm not sure if perhaps it's something I can learn on my own later - my Dad did.

    I'm aiming for Oxbridge and I still only need just 3 decent A-Levels. The major worry is that with 5 subjects I'm spreading myself too thin and I won't get the grades I need along with other consequences. The advantage of doing Law with French is that the entrance grades are lowered apparently (could someone clarify this?)

    I'll need to look at Oxford vs. Cambridge + Other universities for the course I still don't know I want to do yet. I really fancy the footlights at Cambridge too but I know this shouldn't play a large part in my choice of course.

    Well basically I could go on for ages but I'm just waffling now. I know the simple question of "what to drop?" has turned into "What shall I spend the rest of my life doing?" but all the same, any help or advice would be really appreciated

    PS. No I'm not living my parents dreams for them and they are not pushy parents AT ALL.
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    I'm thinking drop Maths. It just seems like the odd one out to me :/
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    I can confirm that for Oxford, the offer is the same (currently AAA) whether you get a place for Law with Law Studies in Europe or straight Law.

    I strongly suspect it is the same for Cambridge (currently A*AA). Competition for the Law with LSE courses is particularly fierce so it is unlikely they would lower the offer.
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    English, obviously. You don't need it for PPE, or for law. And if you want an essay subject, especially one for law, history is clearly the best(since it involves so much evaluation of evidence). Drop English.
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    You don't need Maths for PPE. I know someone who got an interview without it, but I heard that some colleges prefer it and for others, it is not necessary. Might want to check with the college you want to go to. As long as you get an A in at least four of them, I think any three of those subjects will give you an open application field.
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    I'm tempted to say maths as it doesn't seem to fit in with the others as well. Drop English if you want to do PPE enough though, given that you are definitely keeping History and Philosophy. Definitely keep French, whatever happens.
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    (Original post by Crazy Paving)
    I'm tempted to say maths as it doesn't seem to fit in with the others as well. Drop English if you want to do PPE enough though, given that you are definitely keeping History and Philosophy. Definitely keep French, whatever happens.
    But maths is too awesome to drop.
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    (Original post by Keoje)
    But maths is too awesome to drop.
    I know, I :suith: it. But the OP might not love it as much as us. :no: Sometimes we have to make sacrifices and we can't always have what we want. :emo:
 
 
 
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