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    I am currently in Year 12 studying Philosophy & Ethics, History, English Lit, Spanish and General Studies.

    I am predicted all B's but I am currently achieving AABB and hope to achieve that or AAAB.

    I am revising hard (apart from writing this!) and keep having a general panic about University and whether I'll get somewhere nice at all! :/ I just was wondering if anyone else is having a similar stresses or has any advice!

    I am looking at York, Lancaster, Exeter, Sheffield, Bristol and Reading at the moment, but the more I get into looking at the process, the more I panic about how competitive it is.

    Please help, much appreciated!
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    Does anyone know how competitive Philosophy is or whether I actually have a chance at the ones suggested?
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    I think you have a chance at studying philosophy at the universities you mentioned, but instead of studying philosphy by its self why don't you do philosophy with spanish, or history just mix and match, you stand a better chance of doing a joint subject rather than a single it is less competitive because not many even take philosophy with another subject. And in the mean time you can look to poosibly volunteer in order to boost you chances because its wonderful to get the good grades, but you need to show the universities why you are the best person for that course e.g if choose philosophy and spanish for uni during the summer you could volunteer to teach spanish to children etc something like that. Just go on this link:
    http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/prospectu...?id=4837352012
    maybe it might interest you
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    Oh i forget and it includes a year abroad in a spanish speaking country
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    Thank you so much for your help, to be honest it was reassurance I needed!
    I have been thinking about combining it with theology or spanish. However spanish is probably my weakest subject, I hope to achieve a B and I went to Spain in February (exchange) and I'm visiting the family again in August, hopefully that will help! And I'd love to have a year abroad! And me and my friend set up a spanish club for Year 7s in school and I volunteered at the local Oxfam for a while too. Am I doing the right things?! :P
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    Given that 2 of your choices still have places for Philosophy at this time of the year would suggest that it's possibly not as competitive as you fear it is.
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    Which places would they be? Is it Reading and Lancaster?
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    (Original post by maggiewalley)
    Which places would they be? Is it Reading and Lancaster?
    Not sure about Lancaster, but Reading and Sheffield were both available in Extra yesterday.
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    Thank you very much I suppose I need to stop stressing so much! aha best knuckle down with revision!
 
 
 
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