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    My daughter wants to go to Cambridge Uni and just taking her GCSE options...she has to choose between French, History or Religious Studies...which one should she take?? she wants to be a psychiatrist or pyschologist

    Doesn't matter.

    If she wants to apply to UCL though, take French.
    If not, take R.S. - easiest to get an A* in.

    A-levels are more important.

    She should just take whichever she enjoys the most, and thinks she could do best in.

    That said, if she isn't already doing a language, some unis do look much more favourably on candidates who have done one to at least GCSE level.

    I'm in year 10 and I chose R.S over french. I did this because I only had a years experience in french unlike my class mates who had two more then me and I have always done well in R.S. I am currently working consistently at an A* in R.S so for me that was the best choice.

    However, a language GCSE is always desirable when applying to sixth forms and for a uni where the standards are as high as Cambridge she may be better of taking french unless she really doesn't like it or knows she won't do as well as she would in R.S/history.

    From what I've heard A levels are far more important for uni!

    GCSE's aren't that important, you have to do well, but your A levels are more important .

    Also don't be such a pushy parent, what 12 year old is all ready thinking of university choices, unless the idea is all ready planted in their head

    As far as I understand, universities only care about the no. of A*s and As you get in your GCSEs, the subjects don't matter
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