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    OK I want to do english at Uni, so after getting results I am pretty sure I want to drop history as I got my lowest grade in that and didn't enjoy it that much at AS.
    When writing my personal statement would it be worth writing how history had helped with context etc. for english or would it seem strange to potential unis ?
    I also do Geography and want to carry that on next year as i did well in it and enjoy it. Although i can't seem to find much relevance or how it supports english literature... any thoughts on this or should i just leave it out of my personal statement?
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    Given that they might ask you about it in an interview, I'd not mention it.
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    Don't worry about history but mention geography and your other subject briefly eg analytical thinking or something like that, just a skill or two - it doesn't have to be very detailed and it isn't always possible to link subjects to your field of study.


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    (Original post by CurlyC)
    OK I want to do english at Uni, so after getting results I am pretty sure I want to drop history as I got my lowest grade in that and didn't enjoy it that much at AS.
    When writing my personal statement would it be worth writing how history had helped with context etc. for english or would it seem strange to potential unis ?
    I also do Geography and want to carry that on next year as i did well in it and enjoy it. Although i can't seem to find much relevance or how it supports english literature... any thoughts on this or should i just leave it out of my personal statement?
    Thanks:rolleyes:
    If there is something specific that you learnt from history (skill not knowledge) that makes you a better candidate then mention it
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    (Original post by CurlyC)
    OK I want to do english at Uni, so after getting results I am pretty sure I want to drop history as I got my lowest grade in that and didn't enjoy it that much at AS.
    When writing my personal statement would it be worth writing how history had helped with context etc. for english or would it seem strange to potential unis ?
    I also do Geography and want to carry that on next year as i did well in it and enjoy it. Although i can't seem to find much relevance or how it supports english literature... any thoughts on this or should i just leave it out of my personal statement?
    Thanks:rolleyes:
    There is no need to write about any of your subjects in your ps. Tutors know what students get from studying different A levels and it doesn't tend to vary much. Talk about ENGLISH. Here's me blowing my own trumpet a bit, but I think you'll find it helpful:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...6#post37765516
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    There is no need to write about any of your subjects in your ps. Tutors know what students get from studying different A levels and it doesn't tend to vary much. Talk about ENGLISH. Here's me blowing my own trumpet a bit, but I think you'll find it helpful:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...6#post37765516

    Ahhhh, very very very helpful! thanks so much
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    (Original post by CurlyC)
    Ahhhh, very very very helpful! thanks so much
    You're welcome.
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    both history and geography are essay based subjects so you could say how they have meant that you have good writing/ communication skills, and geography can also improve your analytical skills
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    (Original post by tgwktm)
    both history and geography are essay based subjects so you could say how they have meant that you have good writing/ communication skills, and geography can also improve your analytical skills
    But admissions tutors know this and it's not unique to the applicant. It's a waste of space when she should be writing about her enthusiasm for the course.
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    But admissions tutors know this and it's not unique to the applicant. It's a waste of space when she should be writing about her enthusiasm for the course.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jQ3MJgdkJY

    This was a massive help for me and she disagrees with you. Take a look.
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    (Original post by *Stefan*)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jQ3MJgdkJY

    This was a massive help for me and she disagrees with you. Take a look.
    Well, all I can say is my experience is 25 years of processing personal statements with considerable success. Op can take whichever opinion she prefers.
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    I applied for engineering and dropped product design in A2, however I felt it was relevant to write how product design has helped me, like the processes etc. So if you genuinely feel there is some relevance then I would add something in, even a line or two.
 
 
 
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