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    I am interested in doing Education Studies and History at a particular university and I have emailed them asking for advice because I have not taken History at A Level yet I took it at GCSE. However, the website does say, 'You will normally need a maximum of four advanced level qualifications equivalent to a total of 240 UCAS tariff points, 80 of which must be in History, Classical Civilisation or a related humanities or social sciences subject. We will accept one A/S Level as part of the 240 points, in a subject not included as an A2 subject. Please see the UCAS Tariff for further details.'

    I am mainly looking at the bit that says, 'or a related humanities or social sciences subject.' Because I have done Geography at A Level.

    I also am considering taking a year out and doing a Level 2 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship and the The Making of Modern Britain (Online) History Short Course at the Oxford University Open University in September (if I pass it can get me 10 CATS points)

    So basically, I wanted to know any of your views on how likely it is I will get into this university course and anything extra curricular that I can do, especially during the summer that is history related and different to help with my chances of getting onto this course and show even though I didn't do it at A Level it is something of great interest to me.

    My friend has got 5 offers for Ancient History and Archaeology joint honours without having A level History. Her A levels are Sociology, Biology and English Lit. I'd definitely wait to see what the university says but I don't think it will be impossible, especially if the course isn't oversubscribed. If you do apply you should try and link what you currently study into what you hope to study and show them that you have the skills you need
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