What A-Levels should I do if I want to do Ancient History at University?

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I'm currently choosing what A-Levels I'd like to do this upcoming September.
My dream is to be a Curator for a museum, specialising in Ancient History (such as Ancient Greece). I'm definitely going to chose Ancient History as an A-Level but what else should I do?

My dream (and I say dream) is to go to either UCL or Bristol, both have good Ancient History degrees so yeah. What other A-Levels should I do?

As a last resort I would chose Ancient History, either English Literature or Philosophy, and then Maths and Computing (since I love both Maths and Computing) and to get into either of those Uni's only Ancient History is a required/preffered A-Level. So doing Maths or Computing wouldn't hurt my application.. but it wouldn't help either.

So, basically, what A-Levels would help my application to either of those Universities, in addition to doing A-Level Ancient History?

Thank you!
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(Original post by noxxie013)
I'm currently choosing what A-Levels I'd like to do this upcoming September.
My dream is to be a Curator for a museum, specialising in Ancient History (such as Ancient Greece). I'm definitely going to chose Ancient History as an A-Level but what else should I do?

My dream (and I say dream) is to go to either UCL or Bristol, both have good Ancient History degrees so yeah. What other A-Levels should I do?

As a last resort I would chose Ancient History, either English Literature or Philosophy, and then Maths and Computing (since I love both Maths and Computing) and to get into either of those Uni's only Ancient History is a required/preffered A-Level. So doing Maths or Computing wouldn't hurt my application.. but it wouldn't help either.

So, basically, what A-Levels would help my application to either of those Universities, in addition to doing A-Level Ancient History?

Thank you!
Ahh if I could start over, I'd do Ancient History. I like what you have decided to do, but in my experience of auditing Ancient History lectures at university alongside my Linguistics degree, an A-Level in Ancient Greek and/or Latin won't hurt. If you can't study these subjects at school, then stick to the ones you've decided, and see if you can attend the Classics summer school at UCL/KCL.
Good luck!
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As far as I know, most unis prefer you to have A-Level History over Ancient History, even for an Ancient History degree, so maybe do that as well? But English would also help as it develops your essay writing and analysis. You could also consider doing a language as it maybe help to have language skills if you'll be working with Greek/Latin.
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