For A-Level I am planning to take, English Literature, Modern History, Government and Politics and finally Maths.
As you can see, these choices compliment each other apart from Maths. These choices are based on some advice I recieved from one of the senior staff memebers from my school; I hope to read English at Oxford, and I was advised that A-Levels which highlighted my versatility would be very useful in achieving this.
However, how true is this? I am good at maths and I think that could definitely do well in it for A-Level, but I do not enjoy it as much as my other choices. If I were to choose something like Latin, which I find quite interesting and enjoyable, would this hamper me in getting a place at my desired Oxford college?
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- 05-04-2011 13:57
- 05-04-2011 14:14
No it wouldn't "hamper you". That said, IMO Maths combines well with any subject and is good to have, thinking long-term. That is. while it is not useful or getting you browny points for (admissions to) an English degree, it will be useful to demonstrate numeracy if you want to go into Journalism or Accounting or Teaching or whatever else afterwards...
If you love Latin, why don't you do English, History, Latin, Maths?Last edited by llys; 05-04-2011 at 14:15.
- 05-04-2011 16:13
Maths is a great A-Level to have, but I don't personally think it would be particularly beneficial if you wanted to do English. Latin seems more relevant and quite versatile at the same time. If you really do prefer Latin, then I think it would be a better choice.
I agree with llys. If anything, I think you should replace Govt. & Politics with Latin. It's not such a highly respected subject and I'd imagine it overlaps a bit with Modern History.
All the subjects that you're considering are good, so just choose the four that you're best at and enjoy most.