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    I really enjoy English at school, and the philosophy I did as part of my religious studies AS-level was really intriguing. Despite my school's UCAS deadline looming ever closing, I still cannot decide whether to study English/Philosophy or straight English. My school has encouraged me to apply to Oxbridge, yet I'm not sure because then I'd be committing to straight English and I'm not sure if that's what I want. Then again, I can always try to tailor my course at uni to be quite a philosophy-based English degree (university depending).

    However, I got a D in Religious Studies AS-Level (I've dropped it since), and I'm wondering how much this will count against me, considering half the course focused on philosophy.

    I'm predicted 3A*s (Maths, Further Maths, and English) and an A (German) at A2.

    I'm wondering if it would be possible to have one personal statement that is tailored to both English and English/Philo
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    well, I was considering the same before I chose my course. For Oxbridge the D in a relevant subject will count against you but for oxford you don't have to declare your grades. With those predicted grades you should apply for sure Focus on the english side but emphasise the philosophical aspect of your interest
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    Well for oxbridge I'd apply just for english so the D will mean less. Plus Oxford have their own entry tests for english I think, so they'll put a greater emphasis on that than grades.

    And I'm pretty sure you have to declare you grades to all unis on UCAS don't you? Correct me if I'm wrong
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    Maybe you need to assess what went wrong for you in your philosophy modules, before you end up doing a degree that's weighted towards philosophy. I think philosophy is obviously very subjective, so a bad mark doesn't always correspond to a lack of understanding
 
 
 
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