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    Well, I am in a pretty bad situation at the moment ... I did not pick History for the IB but want to study it. I am already 4 months into the course. How necessary is History at IB for studying it at Uni... I wanted to apply in the UK: LSE, Oxbridge something like that; here is a quote:

    "Highly desirable: A level History"
    from http://www.cam.ac.uk/admissions/unde...ory/index.html

    what does highly desirable mean?

    Thankyou in advance
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    Highly desirable means that while it is not absolutely necessary for you to do History A-Level/IB (i.e. you will not be automatically rejected just because you are not doing history), they deem it would be very handy for you to have it and the vast majority of applicants will have History.

    If possible, I'd change to History asap - not only to increase your chances with uni applications, but also to gain a good deal of practice with working with sources, writing essays... What humanities subject are you taking instead of history? (imo 4 months is not THAT late... there will be some substantial catching up, but nothing impossible I guess)
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    at the moment i have geography and economics
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    (Original post by babu1994)
    at the moment i have geography and economics
    I see, your problem is quite simple. Change to History because Geography and History are as different as chalk and cheese. I do Geography-History at University and I am currently in 2nd Year. And, economics? :confused: Maybe you should do like maths/economics combo with History???? Just a suggestion.....
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    (Original post by babu1994)
    at the moment i have geography and economics
    I had a friend who was in a similar situation to yourself. He had applied for civil engineering at UCL and got in, then changed to History within the second week. So, it's not impossibile, as long as you demonstrate a genuine interest in the subject by reading in your spare time etc.

    Make sure you strengthen your essay writing skills and i recommend reading some key texts such as E.H. Carr's 'What is History?' Since, it's four months into your course i wouldn't change to History now, since you would've missed a lot of work. I'm not sure how the IB operates, but in the case of A Levels you would be left at a severe disadvantage!
 
 
 
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