(Original post by megzylouise)Hi,Hope someone can help. I'm 18 and have currently just started A-Levels (2 years later than normally, took 2 years out to work/figure out what I really wanted to do). GCSEs: AAABBCC (Language, Literature, ICT, Business, Philosophy & Ethics, Maths, Science). Originally predicted all As/Bs. I have serious extenuating circumstances for these examinations also, in addition to taking them between Year 9 and 10 (did not complete Year 11 at school).A-Levels: English Literature, Modern History, Philosophy. Will be completed by 2017.Where should I apply? Location isn't an issue, I was even looking at study outside of the UK. Obviously the dream would be to ace all my A-Levels (and I mean seriously ace them) and end up at a top UK university, but I need a second opinion as I've done so much research that my head feels like it's going to explode.Subject looking to study: English, Philosophy or Journalism.What I want out of my uni: Excellent teaching (obviously). Nightlife isn't really a massive issue.Thanks guys!
Hi, I just came across you comment.
I did similar A levels to you (English Lit, Philosophy, History and Mandarin) and found myself in a similar predicament. I'm now at a place called the 'New College of the Humanities' in London, which you may have heard of?I'm studying English Literature with Philosophy.
You mentioned what you want from university is excellent teaching: In this regard, I would argue that NCH can't be beaten. The teaching style at NCH is modelled of a combination of Oxbridge tutorials and the American Liberal Arts system. So, each week we will write one essay, which is then discussed in a one on one tutorial with academics that I can't recommend enough. It's challenging, but massively rewarding.
Check out the course here: https://www.nchlondon.ac.uk/landing-...h-course-page/
At NCH you also then take a 'minor' subject, which for me is philosophy, which you study alongside your major (English for me). This is where the liberal arts style education comes in as you're encouraged to make links across subjects according to your interest.
If this sounds inviting, I'd recommend looking at our website, or feel free to contact me.Best,Brian
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