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    I'm taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English Lit and Psychology next year. Perfect for a Psych degree (one of the two I'm considering) but I'm worried that I won't be able to get in for English with mostly Science A-Levels. Is that true? Any advice? Should I switch Chemistry or Biology to RS?
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    I'm taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English Lit and Psychology next year. Perfect for a Psych degree (one of the two I'm considering) but I'm worried that I won't be able to get in for English with mostly Science A-Levels. Is that true? Any advice? Should I switch Chemistry or Biology to RS?
    No! of course not. I think they would like the mix proves your an all rounder.
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    (Original post by LOUDLOUD)
    No! of course not. I think they would like the mix proves your an all rounder.
    Thanks, that's a relief i'll probably end up dropping Bio or Chem after AS anyway.
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    I don't want to sound nasty, but I think that it's bent a bit too much towards science. Any university you applied to would think that you've just stuck English in there to fill in the space for the fifth UCAS choice, and that you are not that serious about that institution.

    Personally, I would consider something along the lines of English Language, History or Classics.

    *I'm an English Literature graduate.
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    I thought the same thing as well but I applied this year and I have five offers including UCL, Warwick and Bristol. Btw, I take Chemsitry, Biology and English literature (I dropped maths). Just as long as you show them that English lit is the subject you are 'passionate' or whatever about, it will be fine.
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    Someone from my school has an offer for English at Oxford with nearly as much science as you - Biology, Chemistry and Geography, +English lit and History - dropped Chemistry in year 13. As long as they don't have some sort of requirement about essay-based subjects I can't imagine it'll be too much of an issue.

    Disclaimer: I know nothing about English courses - I'm going to study Maths.
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    I really wouldn't worry about it, the only required subject for English coursesi is English. (You've made a good choice in Lit rather than Language.) Some universities recommend taking a language or history, but you shouldn't experience any problems with getting offers with your science subjects as long as you have a good PS which shows your passion - most universities won't care about yourother subjects as long as you'ev achieved good grades and they're not something like General Studies.

    Besides, if you did change your mind and end up applying for Psychology, your other subjects will put you in a much better place.
 
 
 
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