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    Looking for some advice please!
    I've moved college this year and currently study AS History, AS English Literature and A2 English Language. I eventually want be a journalist in a culture and arts kind of scene.

    I'm currently looking at studying combined honours at Newcastle, definitely doing Linguistics as it's what I enjoy the most (if I don't do combined honours I'll be studying that alone, as that was the original plan). For my other subjects in Combined honours I was looking at perhaps Media and Communication, and what I've found more interesting, History of Art.
    None of these require an Art A-Level and I know it's deemed by some universities as being a "mickey mouse" subject (I try not to read into this too much but it is something I consider), but as I'll only be doing 2 A-Levels next year having finished English Language, I was wondering if maybe taking it as an AS would be a good idea?

    The trouble is I'm not a natural. I studied Art at school in my spare time and after school as an extra GCSE for around 6 months, but had to eventually drop it as I found it too much work alongside other subjects. I did pretty well, it just took me a bit longer to complete a task because I'm not naturally good at it. My thinking is that I'm good at writing and research so as long as I can wing the more creative side of it and do as best as I can, I still have a good shot at getting a good grade right? I think my Sixth Form will try and push me to take up another AS to fill a gap next year, but my options are very limited.
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    If you want to then go for it! (Without being rude) a lot of what they look for is creativity and ideas, so not necessarily being supr skilled. One thing I would say though is that it's a LOT of work, like two years of GCSE in one year! It's fine if you love drawing/painting/creating, but if not you might struggle, so something to consider.

    Don't forget, art isn't only drawing
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    (Original post by Kugelmugel)
    Don't forget, art isn't only drawing
    Well frankly, Maths isn't only Core 4 Integration.
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    (Original post by brxvebird)
    Looking for some advice please!
    I've moved college this year and currently study AS History, AS English Literature and A2 English Language. I eventually want be a journalist in a culture and arts kind of scene.

    I'm currently looking at studying combined honours at Newcastle, definitely doing Linguistics as it's what I enjoy the most (if I don't do combined honours I'll be studying that alone, as that was the original plan). For my other subjects in Combined honours I was looking at perhaps Media and Communication, and what I've found more interesting, History of Art.
    None of these require an Art A-Level and I know it's deemed by some universities as being a "mickey mouse" subject (I try not to read into this too much but it is something I consider), but as I'll only be doing 2 A-Levels next year having finished English Language, I was wondering if maybe taking it as an AS would be a good idea?

    The trouble is I'm not a natural. I studied Art at school in my spare time and after school as an extra GCSE for around 6 months, but had to eventually drop it as I found it too much work alongside other subjects. I did pretty well, it just took me a bit longer to complete a task because I'm not naturally good at it. My thinking is that I'm good at writing and research so as long as I can wing the more creative side of it and do as best as I can, I still have a good shot at getting a good grade right? I think my Sixth Form will try and push me to take up another AS to fill a gap next year, but my options are very limited.
    You are not really telling us that AS Art is what you would love to do!

    What other options are school offering you? An extended project is equivalent to an AS and you can choose the area you would like to base it on.
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    (Original post by Messi555)
    Well frankly, Maths isn't only Core 4 Integration.
    Not quite sure what you mean by that, but what I mean was there are plenty of things you can do (sculpture/painting/abstract work) if drawing isn't OP's thing
 
 
 
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