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    I'm thinking of studying philosophy at university but I'm not sure if I'm doing the right sort of A levels.

    Fro my AS's I'm studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Music and History.

    I worked out that the only subject I can drop next year is History, however this is my only essay subject (which is one of the reasons why I picked it) if I drop it will it hinder my chances of getting a place to study Philosophy at one of the top university's?
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    (Original post by Bebop)
    I'm thinking of studying philosophy at university but I'm not sure if I'm doing the right sort of A levels.

    Fro my AS's I'm studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Music and History.

    I worked out that the only subject I can drop next year is History, however this is my only essay subject (which is one of the reasons why I picked it) if I drop it will it hinder my chances of getting a place to study Philosophy at one of the top university's?
    why is history the only subject you can drop?
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    (Original post by Bebop)
    I'm thinking of studying philosophy at university but I'm not sure if I'm doing the right sort of A levels.

    Fro my AS's I'm studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Music and History.

    I worked out that the only subject I can drop next year is History, however this is my only essay subject (which is one of the reasons why I picked it) if I drop it will it hinder my chances of getting a place to study Philosophy at one of the top university's?
    Yes it would, you need your essay subject to A2 definitely.

    Have you thought about a joint Maths and Philosophy course?
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    Damn it sounds like I'm going to have to keep all of them on.

    Basically the subjects I'm interested in stufying at uni are Music, Physics or Philosophy. I would like to go to the Royal College of Music if my playing is good enough, but I also need Music A level to get in. In the likely chance I'm rejected I would want to do physics but to do that I need Maths so I need them both at A2. This means the only subject I could drop would be history. Only recently I've become interested in Philosophy.

    I only picked history (aside from hating English) because I though it was important to keep up my essay skills and incase anything like this happened. Ideally i would be nice to lessen the work load next year but it seems that won't happen.

    My situation.
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    Doing philosophy at uni involves a lot of reading... ideally unis will be looking for a applicant who can demonstrate an ability to reason well and think through problems but who can balance these skills with sound language techniques and a ability to review literature. two sciences and two humanities is usually considered the perfect combination for a philosophy student... so your doing alright! but def keep history to A2. if you were looking for a subject to drop next year it would be further maths.
 
 
 

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